MSi 970A SLI Krait Edition Motherboard Review

by - 5 years ago

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The Test System and Test Software


Before we delve into any testing we would like to take this opportunity to review our test system.

Test System

  • Motherboard varies by review
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350
  • GPU: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X graphics card
  • RAM: Crucial 32GB 1866MHz DDR3
  • Cooling: Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO with Gelid GC-Extreme
  • Case: Lian Li T80 Test Bench
  • Storage Drives: Main storage: Crucial M550 512GB, Test Devices: SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD, Plextor 256GB M6e M.2 SSD and Patriot SuperSonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • PSU: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850w
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Networking: ASUS RT-AC68U router

Test Software

  • SiSoft Sandra Engineer – available here
  • WPrime – available here
  • Cinebench – available here
  • 3DMark – available here
  • Bioshock Infinite – available here
  • Tomb Raider – available here
  • AIDA 64 Engineer – available here
  • Latencymon – available here
  • Rightmark Audio Analyser – available here
  • LAN Speed Test Lite – available here
  • Passmark – available here

All tests are conducted three times and the average taken to use in our charts.

Article Index

  1. Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look & Layout Analysis
  3. The Test System and Test Software
  4. BIOS and Overclocking
  5. Software Overview
  6. CPU Performance
  7. GPU Performance
  8. Memory Performance
  9. SATA, M.2 and USB Performance
  10. Networking Performance
  11. Audio Performance
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Final Thoughts
  14. View All

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1 Comment on MSi 970A SLI Krait Edition Motherboard Review

  • Avatar Timothy williams says:

    I i am having an issue mine it is overheating but the rest of the PC is a nice 30c.

    My specs are:
    AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor 4.00Ghz
    Ram: 8.00Gb
    64-bit operating system
    Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB OC

    HELP plz

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