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Review: MSI MEG Z590 Ace Gold Edition

by Tarinder Sandhu on 6 May 2021, 14:01

Tags: MSI, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Configurations

Firmware Version
Intel Z590
Intel Core i9-11900K
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
3.5GHz / 5.3GHz
G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3200
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-4800 (OC)
Memory Speed
Memory Timings
14-14-14-34 (XMP)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 FE (461.09)
Primary Storage Device
Corsair MP600 1TB PCIe 4.0
USB Device
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable V2
CPU cooling
Noctua NH-D15S single fan
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 20H2 (64-bit)

Benchmark Suite

CPU Benchmarks
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
Cinebench Release 23 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
Blender 2.92 Running the Classroom benchmark
Storage Benchmarks
CrystalDiskMark Free-to-use benchmark testing sequential storage performance
Memory Benchmarks
AIDA64 Benchmark that accurately depicts memory bandwidth and latency
System Benchmarks
3DMark Time Spy DX12 graphics benchmark run using the Time Spy test
PCMark 10 System test using the standard preset
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm AI benchmark run at FHD to determine CPU involvement
Gaming Benchmarks
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm 1,920x1,080 Ultra settings
Final Fantasy Shadowbringers 1,920x1,080 maximum settings
F1 2020 1,920x1,080 ultra-high settings
Miscellaneous Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw when idle, when rendering via Blender and while playing F1 2020