Benchmark Testing

Synthetic Benchmark Testing

SiSoft Sandra 2017

The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory subsystem perspective. The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK performs on par with the other X299-based system, indicating proper cpu and memory subsystem operation.

Intel Linpack Benchmark v2017.3.019

The current version of the Intel Linpack benchmark comes with a batch file to run from the command-line interface for running the Linpack tests. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.

This CPU torture test is a proven method for identifying possible issues with the CPU to motherboard interface layer. The X299 Gaming M7 ACK again performs well with respect to the other Intel X299 system, further indicating its optimal design and operation.

Multimedia and System Benchmark Testing

Maxon Cinebench R15

Maxon’s Cinebench R15 benchmark can be used determine a system's ability to render 3D content based on their Cinema 4D animation software. The CPU benchmark test was run three times, with the highest reproducible Cinebench points score recorded.

Thg X299 Gaming M7 ACK shows off the raw processing power of the X299 platform, beating out the performance of the non-X299-based systems and performing in-line with the performance of the other X299-based board.

FutureMark PCMark 8

FutureMark Corporation’s PCMark 8 can be used to reliably ascertain a system’s performance in a Windows 10-based use environment. The benchmark tests chosen for benchmarking included the Home test, Creative test, and Work test. All test suites within the PCMark 8 benchmark were run three times, with the highest reproducible PCMark scores recorded. Note that the Applications test results were not included because of issues encountered between the benchmark and the version of Windows 10 used for testing.

The X299 Gaming M7 ACK again performs on par with the other X299 system, a critical performance measure given this benchmark's wide-ranging application types.

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