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MSI X299 Creation – HEDT, With an Extra Helping of Excess?

For Gaming benchmarks, We chose to consolidate to key newer titles and consolidate them on to targeted pages for easier navigation and less work for you to find what you need. Below are all gaming showing how these parts stack up. Please keep in mind that all systems are running a stock Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider just launched and I must say, the game is beautiful. It should be a worthy stress test and a validation point for newer GPUs. It is also worth mentioning if you didn’t catch it on the list, but it will be employing some of the new RTX card features soon which means it will look even better!

Here with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we see that all platforms are within a reasonable margin of one another. I think it has been said many times but bears repeating, the HEDT level platforms are not really made for a gaming only build. if you are not doing heavy work this is likely overkill and not necessary for a gamer.


Far Cry has been a great series of games and the newest takes on a cult-like group in the rural USA. This entry into the Far Cry franchise has some great visuals and can definitely put your GPU to work being a much newer game.

Far Cry 5 we see more preference to the higher frequency Z390 rigs than to the HEDT as its threads don’t help here. Once you get up to 4K everything evens out, but at lower resolutions, you simply get beaten by the faster 9900K.

Ashes of the singularity


Ashes of the singularity technically should be in the synthetic benchmark page at this point as I think it has become the running joke in the reviewer circles as being basically the only game that nobody ever plays but is always benchmarked.

Here we see that the CPU benchmark shows to once again be very frequency heavy and the 7900X/X299 Creation by default falters here. Overall the gameplay experience should be fine but if only gaming I would suggest something a bit more cost friendly like the 9900K model.


Civilization VI AI Benchmark

Civilization VI is a great game turn based and it can be very long and methodical. This may raise the question of how this is a proper benchmark, but as it has an AI benchmark which measures your systems speed at processing turns in the game it suddenly becomes clear why we chose it.

here we see the MSI MEG X299 Creation pulls a small lead due to its two extra cores.

Ok, I think we’ve abused enough games and even though I tested more I think its time we abridge this.

Let’s crack the whip and see how overclocking goes for the X299 Creation.

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