MSI X99S XPOWER AC Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI X99S MPOWER AC Review

Test Setup

MSI X99S MPOWER AC
Intel Core i7-5960X
nVidia GTX780Ti
Corsair LPX 2800 DDR4
Corsair AX760i
Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD
Corsair H105
Custom Corsair 540 Air
Windows 7 x64    

Overclocking

Back when the latest Intel Haswell-E CPUs and chipset was due to be released there was plenty of time for manufacturers to develop their products. Then, at the last minute, Intel brought the release date forwards leaving many companies high and dry, or at least in a frantic rush to get their products completed. This has led to nearly every model we've tested having loads of BIOS updates during the brief time we're testing them.

The X99S XPOWER AC is one such board, and even by the time we'd finished up it was still incredibly unstable. As you can see from the shot below it's capable of performance at least equal to that which we've seen from our other X99 motherboards. It was even OCCT stable. Just sadly the moment you tried to bench it with anything the whole system locked up so we'll only be providing stock results today.

MSI X99S MPOWER AC Review  

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Most Recent Comments

22-10-2014, 08:14:16

MadShadow
Great review as always guv, especially the conclusion, which was pretty funny

Its a shame about the stability of this board (yes I read the edit), as it does look really good.Quote

22-10-2014, 08:19:32

Mageta Lion
Thanks for the review, and I now know why it took abit longer Quote

22-10-2014, 08:20:31

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by Mageta Lion View Post
Thanks for the review, and I now know why it took abit longer
Hey good to see you on here again, I saw you around the ColdZero facebook page as well Quote

22-10-2014, 08:27:19

Mageta Lion
yeah thats correct , I am working on a new project atm and ordered a bunch of stuff from them. I'll post a worklog on the forums as soon as I am home and start building, will have some amazing specs Quote

22-10-2014, 08:28:42

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by Mageta Lion View Post
yeah thats correct , I am working on a new project atm and ordered a bunch of stuff from them. I'll post a worklog on the forums as soon as I am home and start building, will have some amazing specs
Awesome, I can't waitQuote
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