MSI X470 GAMING Pro Motherboard Review

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Gaming Benchmarks

These benchmarks do not represent real world gameplay by any stretch of the imagination. These tests are conducted using built-in benchmarking tools utilizing the game engine. These tests are designed to stress the CPU’s power system as well as ensure proper functionality. These are all run at CPU limited resolutions to try our best to remove the video card as a bottleneck.


In this test, we can see Intel’s obvious advantage in games. However, all of our AMD test systems perform almost exactly the same here.

The Division 2

The Division 2 is a bit of an odd one as I expected more of a gap between the Intel and AMD systems.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

In this test, the gap between the Intel and AMD systems is fairly significant. Across the AMD systems the results are virtually identical.

Hitman 2 (2019)

The Hitman 2 results were somewhat surprising. I didn’t expect the MSI X470 Gaming Pro and the Ryzen 2700X to compete so well with NVIDIA here. Generally, Ryzen lacks any significant advantage over Threadripper CPUs. You can definitely see that this is CPU constrained in some way as latency between CCX complexes is a known issue that brings Threadripper performance down. Even the much more powerful video card in our Threadripper system can’t change that. Naturally, low quality settings at a CPU limited resolution is the reason for that, but this certainly illustrates the point.

Dan Dobrowolski
Dan has been writing motherboard reviews for the past 15 years, with the first decade or so writing for [H}ard|OCP. Dan brings his depth of knowledge about motherboards and their components to his reviews here at The FPS Review to help you select the best one for your needs.

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