MSI P55-CD53 Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Software

09-07-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

I have decided to test the new platform in two ways. The Core i5 750 is one of the new LGA-1156 CPUs with four cores and a clock speed of 2.66GHz. Turbo mode lets the CPU operate at up to 3.2GHz and I ran tests with Turbo mode enabled and it disabled to show the performance differences with it enabled.

Test System

  • Intel Core i5 LGA-1156 750 CPU running at 2.66GHz
  • Intel Core i5 LGA-1156 750 CPU running at Turbo (3.2GHz)
  • 4GB Kingston KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX DDR3 1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • Cooler Master 1000W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1


  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 3
  • PCMark05/Vantage
  • 3DMark06/Vantage
  • x.264
  • 7zip
  • wPrime
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004
  • PiFast
  • SpecViewPerf