MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Reviewccokeman -
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MSI Z87-GD65 Testing:
PCMark 7 is the latest iteration of Futuremark's popular PCMark system performance tool. This version is designed for use on Windows 7 PCs and features a combination of 25 different workloads to accurately measure the performance of all PCs from laptops to desktops.
SiSoft Sandra 2013 is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
When you look at the stock speed scoring, the MSI Z87-GD65 does an excellent job of managing the clock speeds upwards to drive a higher level of performance than the Intel board in each of the tests. Overclocking and manually setting the clock speeds puts the pair on more even footing clock for clock.