Now let’s see what performance can be expected from our configuration with their CPU and memory overclocked. We reached the same overclocking results with all these mainboards: a CPU clock rate of 4.5 GHz and a memory clock rate of 2133 MHz (with timings of 9-11-11-31-2N).
As we wrote in the Introduction, MSI mainboards used to be slower, even though by a small margin, than similar products from other brands. This time around, the MSI Z87-G43 is first in some tests and last in others, yet its gap from the other mainboards is really small, both at the default and overclocked settings. So it looks like MSI mainboards have finally got rid of their sluggishness in our performance benchmarks.