MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

Test Setup

MSI X99S Gaming 7
Intel Core i7-5960X
nVidia GTX780Ti
Corsair LPX 2800 DDR4
Gskill RipJaws 4 3000 DDR4
Corsair AX760i
Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD
Corsair H105
Custom Corsair 540 Air
Windows 7 x64   

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We came away from our time overclocking the MSI X99S Gaming 7 with two distinct impressions. Firstly there were two or three new BIOS releases during our testing and each of them dramatically improved what had been a difficult initial experience. We're sure that as the BIOS matures the Gaming 7 will be capable of getting close to the kind of performance we've seen from our first two X99 motherboards.

Secondly although we have a sample size of one, it appears that the ASUS OC Socket actually does make a difference. At average overclocking levels the Gaming 7 is very capable, but as you start to push both the memory and the CPU it's very difficult to keep them both performing well.

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Most Recent Comments

15-09-2014, 08:40:25

Great review, finally a board that's bit more affordable for mere mortals. But would like to see some figures with an M.2 SSD.Quote

15-09-2014, 15:09:29

NO VIDEO... *Intense breathing*

Sweet review regardless.Quote

15-09-2014, 20:50:41

Give the lad a chance! He does have to eat, sleep, and have Time To Live you know !Quote

15-09-2014, 23:16:02

That was an awesome review and a video would be nice but can only do so much, this board would of been perfect for me if i didnt just buy the Z97 versionQuote

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