Page 1:More, Less Or Just Different?
Page 2:ASRock X99 Extreme4
Page 3:ASRock X99 Extreme4 Software
Page 4:ASRock X99 Extreme4 Firmware
Page 5:Gigabyte X99-UD4
Page 6:Gigabyte X99-UD4 Software
Page 7:Gigabyte X99-UD4 Firmware
Page 8:MSI X99S Gaming 7
Page 9:MSI X99S Gaming 7 Software
Page 10:MSI X99S Gaming 7 Firmware
Page 11:How We Tested X99 Motherboards
Page 12:Results: 3DMark, PCMark And Sandra
Page 13:Results: 3D Gaming And Encoding
Page 14:Results: Adobe CC, Productivity And File Compression
Page 15:Results: Power, Heat And Efficiency
Page 16:Results: Overclocking
Page 17:Picking A Mid-Priced X99 Winner
MSI X99S Gaming 7 Software
"MSI Gaming App" is a shortcut to one overclocking profile, in this case 3.7 GHz at 1.05 V, which was already on the installation DVD when we received our motherboard sample.
MSI Command Center wasn’t included on the X99S Gaming 7’s installation DVD, but that’s probably because the firm needed a few more days to update its overclocking and management suite. By the time we did our tests, version 188.8.131.52 was available on the motherboard’s download page.
Changes to CPU base clock and core voltage were quickly detected by CPU-Z, but DRAM ratios were stuck. We also had to wait a few seconds for the application of clock multiplier changes.
MSI’s RAMDisk software made a nice little partition on some of our spare memory.
Additional voltage controls are available through an “Advanced” pop-up menu.
The “Settings” button links to extra fan and system logging pop-ups.
MSI Mobile Control provides remote access to overclocking functions briefly mentioned in our previous motherboard round-up.
- More, Less Or Just Different?
- ASRock X99 Extreme4
- ASRock X99 Extreme4 Software
- ASRock X99 Extreme4 Firmware
- Gigabyte X99-UD4
- Gigabyte X99-UD4 Software
- Gigabyte X99-UD4 Firmware
- MSI X99S Gaming 7
- MSI X99S Gaming 7 Software
- MSI X99S Gaming 7 Firmware
- How We Tested X99 Motherboards
- Results: 3DMark, PCMark And Sandra
- Results: 3D Gaming And Encoding
- Results: Adobe CC, Productivity And File Compression
- Results: Power, Heat And Efficiency
- Results: Overclocking
- Picking A Mid-Priced X99 Winner