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Review: MSI MEG X399 Creation

by Tarinder Sandhu on 5 September 2018, 14:01

Tags: MSI, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Motherboard Configurations

Model
Aorus X399 Xtreme
MSI MEG X399 Creation
Asus Prime X299-A
Firmware Version
F4C
7B92v11
0802
Chipset
X399
X399
X299
CPU
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
Intel Core i9-7980XE
CPU Cores / Threads
32 / 64
18 / 36
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
3.0GHz / 4.3GHz
3.3GHz / 4.5GHz
CPU TDP
280W
165W
Memory
Corsair 32GB (4x8GB)
Memory Speed
DDR4-2933
DDR4-2666
Memory Timings
16-18-18-38-1T
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE
Graphics Driver
GeForce 391.35
Storage Device(s)
SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
WD Black NVMe M.2 1TB
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 1803 (64-bit)

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places.
Cinebench R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores.
Handbrake 1.0 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Storage Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge read and write performance via M.2 (1TB WD Black NVMe), SATA (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300) and USB 3.1 (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300).

Memory Benchmarks

AIDA64 v5.80 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy Graphics benchmark run using the Time Spy test.
F1 2017 1,920x1,080, ultra settings.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1,920x1,080, ultra settings.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted at idle, while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test and when playing Far Cry 5.