MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition EXCLUSIVE Review
Manual Overclocking - Max Base HTT
This is where we were pleasantly surprised by the 870A Fuzion. Effortlessly, we continued to ramp up its Base HTT frequencies all the way to a blistering 400MHz.
We initially attempted these base HTT's with a low overall CPU Multiplier, but eventually we were able to achieve the same frequency with a multiplier of 10x and a consequent processor frequency of 4000MHz.
Manual Overclocking - Max Northbridge Frequency
We have previously mentioned how important it is to ramp up those NB Frequencies. With our MSI 870A Fuzion board, our X6 1090T saw a maximum frequency of 3000MHz. This is near enough what we expect from our processor sample.
Manual Overclocking - Max Overall Frequency
The above CPU-Z Validation shot says it all really. Tweaked for all its worth, the 870A Fuzion Power Edition pushed our 1090T (on air) to a maximum frequency of 4500MHz. This of course was a suicide run and wasn't quite what could be considered as stable.
With some further refinement, we finally found ourselves with a stable overclock of 4.03GHz as shown below.
This is more or less in line with this particular 1090T's capabilities. With the overclocking now summarised, it's now time to hit the benchmarks.