MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon AM4 Motherboard Review
MSI X370 Gaming Pro Synthetic Benchmark Results
AIDA64 Engineer “is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for engineers. AIDA64 Engineer provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1.”
CINEBENCH “is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.”
Note: If you noticed above, the Asus Crosshair VI Hero got a lower score compared to both MSI X370 motherboards. This could be due to the fact that it was running with a DDR4 memory clocked at 2933MHz. The update BIOS for the Asus motherboard wasn’t released yet when we tested it, and we can’t push the memory to 3200MHz.
PCMark 8 Creative benchmark “includes workloads typical of enthusiasts and professionals who work with media and entertainment content. With more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark, this benchmark is suitable for mid-range computer systems. PCMark 8 Creative includes web browsing, photo editing, video editing, group video chat, media transcoding, and gaming workloads.”
Realbench 2.43 “is a benchmark that uses open source applications and simple scripting to simulate real-world performance of a PC system. It’s designed for to show the difference: Before and after a PC upgrade. To gauge the real effect of an overclock.”
MSI X370 Gaming Pro Graphics Benchmark Results
So far, the performance looks generally good and was able to compete with the more expensive X370 motherboard, given that the same components are used. Let’s head on the next page, expound these results more and finally conclude this review.