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EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review Featuring Kingston Hyper-X Fury DDR4 2400MHz

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Test System and Testing Procedures

Processor Intel Core i7-5960x (Retail)
CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme with Noctua NT-H1 thermal compound
Power Supply
Enermax Platimax 1000W
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 4×8 DDR4 2400MHz CL15
Storage Samsung EVO 840, Plextor PX-G256M6e M.2 SSD, Kingston Datatraveler 3.0 G3 312 GB USB 3.0
Graphics Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Gaming G1
Drivers v1.14 BIOS, Intel Chipset Driver 10.0.3, NVIDIA 347.52 WHQL drivers.
Motherboards EVGA X99 Classified
Router Cisco 2960
Operating System Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP-1 with latest patches and updates

Latest working BIOS, updates and drivers were used at the time of the review. Each test was conducted at least three times for accuracy. UEFI defaults are loaded for stock settings and XMP profile is loaded. Overclock results are for showing standardized 4.4GHz result with 1.313Vcore.

For subjective listening tests, the following devices were used:

  • Kingston HyperX Cloud II

System Benchmarks

  • wPrime 1.55 32M
  • Aida64 Engineer 4.30.2900
  • CineBench R15
  • PCMark 8 v2.0.228
  • WinRAR 5.01
  • Handbrake 0.9.9
  • x264 FHD 1.0.1

Subsystem Testing


  • CrystalDisk Mark for SATA and USB tests
  • DPC Latency
  • Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.0
  • Passmark Performance Test 8.0 – Network Speed Graph

Gaming Benchmarks

  • 3DMark (Firestrike test) v1.2.362 – Default Preset
  • Tomb Raider – Built-in Benchmark, Low preset on 800×600
  • Bioshock Infinite – Built-in Benchmark, Low preset on 640×480
  • Sleeping Dogs – Built-in Benchmark, Low preset on 640×480

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