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

For the test platform, we have the 7900X on the X299 Creation with Corsair Vengeance running at 3200MHz CL 15 for the Intel side. We are running a Thermaltake AIO Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro X64 with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider being far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test.

One thing worth noting is most board results will be within the margin for error so performance is shown just to show it falls in line with the rest or even shows when a board may be a strong outlier.

 

Test Rig
Case Type Dimastech Easy XL
CPU Intel Core i9 7900X ()
Motherboard MSI MEG X299 Creation ()
RAM 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C15 (Amazon)
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Floe Riing 360 (Amazon)
Hard Drives Samsung 960 EVO 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe (Amazon)

Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA  (Amazon)

Optical LG BD-RW BH16NS40
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
Monitor ASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)
Case Fans 1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking Stations None
Testing PSU Thermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)
Legacy None
Mouse Logitech G502 (Amazon)
Keyboard Logitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)

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