MSI P55a Fuzion Review
As this is very similar to the great MSI P55 GD85 we tested recently we will be putting the two up against each other to see if the "a" variant has any benefits and if the Lucid chip brings any performance overheads. Both systems use identical hardware clocked to identical speeds.
Straight out of the gate we have a turn up for the books with the Fuzion romping into a handy lead over its GD85 brethren. The CPU Queen result in particular is breathtaking as the stock Fuzion bested the overclocked GD85. That result aside though it's clear that the Fuzion definitely has some optimisations under the hood.
The memory tests are much closer with all the results within testings variances apart from the copy test in which the GD85 has a slender lead. This could be just due to the extra drivers needed to run the Lucid chip on the Fuzion system taking up a little more behind the scenes.
Maxons CineBench R11.5 gives us a exceptionally linear result. At stock both systems are identical with the Fuzion taking a handy lead when overclocked in both OpenGL and CPU testing.