MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition EXCLUSIVE Review

Manual Overclocking

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

MSI 870A Fuzion

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.

MSI 870A Fuzion

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.

 MSI 870A Fuzion

Manual Overclocking - Max Overall Frequency

 MSI 870A Fuzion

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.

MSI 870A Fuzion

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.

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Most Recent Comments

24-09-2010, 07:28:41

MSI have really got a winner with this M/B, for that price I'm thinking of buying one and building a AMD system to play around with.


24-09-2010, 08:50:09

And for how long did that OC genie work ?

great looking board....Quote

24-09-2010, 08:57:06

El Gappo
When he pressed the OC genie button it automatically opened up an msn chat with me

Cheers for the heads up tom, board looks mental.Quote

24-09-2010, 09:03:52

"The 870A Fuzion is akin to engines such as VW Group's 1.4TSI Petrol. Upon face value, it is a bog standard 4 cylinder engine with not a lot going for it. However, with its Turbo Charger + Super Charger combo setup, it pushes out peak performance (~175bhp) similar to many 2.0 engines." -That is the engine i have in my Seat Leon!! Love it! If this board is the really rules! ;-)Quote

24-09-2010, 09:03:56

Originally Posted by El Gappo View Post

When he pressed the OC genie button it automatically opened up an msn chat with me
Aaaa it opened up the fridge here i was wondering when he was going to close it again

I have the MSI P55-GD65 and the OC genie button works like Poo Quote

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