Here we will run some targeted benchmark tests to gauge the raw performance/calculation speed of the CPUs.
SuperPi is a very popular program for testing single threaded performance by calculating digits of Pi. You run it by setting the length of the test and the score is time-based at the end. Performance is judged by how quickly it can complete the task you assign.
The MSI MEG X299 Creation pulls some respectable results as you must remember that the HEDT chip is clocked significantly lower than the 9900K which is the only other comparison on the chart at this time.
WPrime is very similar to SuperPi but is a multithreaded program which you can assign the number of threads that work on the problem and you get a time-based result on how long it took for the CPU to crunch through the task you assign.
WPrime is where you can see the HEDT platform strut its stuff. Sporting a mere two cores more than the 9900K it still can pull a decent lead over the smaller sibling. You will notice in the shorter test the results are close, and that’s a testament to the overall raw power of the little 9900K.