MSI Z97 GAMING 7 Motherboard Review

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[section_title title=”Test Setup”]Test Setup

Test Setup & Methodology & Benchmarks

Test Setup
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @4.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz CL10
PSU: Corsair HX 1000w
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Methodology:
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.

3D Benchmarks:

3DMark 11 – Performance  preset (With on-board + MSI R9 270 graphics card)
3DMark Fire Strike – Normal preset (With on-board + MSI R9 270 graphics card)
Hitman: Absolution – High (With on-board + MSI R9 270 graphics card)

2D Benchmarks:
AIDA64
CINEBENCH
SiSoftware SANDRA 2013
x264 HD v5.0.1

 

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