MSI MPG B550 Gaming Carbon WIFI Motherboard Review
Is this the best B550 Motherboard?
Benchmarks for the MSI B550 Gaming Carbon Wifi Motherboard
||Product Name||Provided By|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 3900x||AMD|
|Motherboard||MSI B550 Gaming Carbon Wifi, ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming/ASRock X570 Taichi||Asus/ASRock|
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 16-16-16-36 (XMP)
|Drive||Adata SX8200NP, Crucial MX500 1 TB SATA III SSD, Adata SU650||Adata/Crucial|
|Video Cards||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition||Nvidia|
|Monitor||BenQ EL2870U 28 inch 4K HDR Gaming Monitor 3840×2160 @ 60 Hz|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W||Cooler Master|
|Operating System||Windows 10 2004 x64 Pro with latest patches and updates|
Since now both AMD and Intel use opportunistic boost clocks for the CPUs, for every CPU review, I run a single-core test in POV-Ray and capture the clock speeds for 60 seconds to verify the motherboard and CPU can hit the advertised speeds.
As you can see, the MSI B550 Gaming carbon hovers around that 4503 MHz mark with a couple of peeks into the 4.6 GHz. This is actually a pretty decent boost. Other boards I have tested show a slightly less average boost clock.
Testing and Performance
AIDA64 has a set of several 64-bit benchmarks to measure how fast the computer performs various data processing tasks and mathematical calculations. Multi-threaded memory and cache benchmarks are available to analyze system RAM bandwidth and latency. Benchmark pages of AIDA64 Extreme provide several methods to measure system performance. These benchmarks are synthetic, so their results show only the theoretical maximum performance of the system. The AIDA64 suite has various benchmarks for CPU, FPU, GPU, storage, and memory testing.
In both CPU and FPU testing with the B550, it keeps up with the more expensive X570 chipsets. This is a trend repeated throughout the benchmarks.