[section_title title=”Test Setup”]Test Setup
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820k Stock 3.3GHz/OC 4.0GHz
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate
Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Plus
RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz DDR4
PSU: Corsair AX760
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
All benchmarks are done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit that is fully up-to-date with Windows Updates to ensure that the performance reflects a real-world scenario and not that of a tweaked benchmarking system. Every benchmark runs for a total of three times and then an average is taken of those results.