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Supermicro C7X99-OCE Motherboard Review

  1. Introduction, Packaging and Specifications
  2. Layout and Add-on Compatibility
  3. BIOS Overview
  4. Test System and Testing Metholody
  5. CPU Overclocking and Memory Profile benchmark
  6. SATA Performance Testing
  7. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Transfer Test
  8. Boot Load Timings
  9. Conclusion
  10. Online Purchase Links
  11. View All

CPU Overclocking

Usually, I use the onboard function to overclock in reviews. This way it can show itself what it’s capable of and the overclock presets set by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with the OCE.

The i7 5960x that is used in these X99 motherboard reviews can typically overclock up to 4.7 GHz. But that wasn’t the case as it frequently crashes during PCMark 8 benchmark run. Both 4.6 GHz and 4.7 GHz profiles overclock the processor with a 1.5v VCORE. In comparison, MSI X99 Gaming Pro Carbon did it a bit under 1.39v stable. Even with the high voltages, it didn’t make any difference. Attempting to boot using 4.7 GHz @ 1.39v didn’t work out.

The stock clock comparisons between the Supermicro C7X99-OCE and the MSI X99 Gaming Pro Carbon are as follows:

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Memory Performance

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