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    MSI Infinite A 8th

    MSI's take on a mid-tower gaming rig.
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    Re: MSI Infinite A 8th

    This is our first experience of the 65W Core i7-8700, and at first glance, MSI's implementation falls a tad short of expectations. The 4.6GHz chip is suitably quick in single-threaded PiFast, but the multi-threaded Cinebench and Handbrake benchmarks are a little off the pace. We'd expect this CPU to score around 1,400 in Cinebench, and perusing our log files reveals that the below-average score can be attributed to throttling, with the hexa-core part dialling down to 3.2GHz when the going gets tough.
    Or it could be down to MCE - lots of the reviews of the Core i7 8700K and Core i7 8700 have been in Z370 boards which have functional MCE which boosts past the TDP. Since it is a B360 it probably is remaining strictly within TDP.


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    Re: MSI Infinite A 8th

    Why would someone buy this when you can get the Cyberpower Ultra 7 GTX for less money and better performance?

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    Re: MSI Infinite A 8th

    Just spent less, for a R5-2600, Asus X470, 16GB DDR4-3200, 500GB NVME, 500GB SSD, EVGA 8GB 1070, Define C, water cooling, headset, no fancy RGB or other useless bling.Yes it's prebuilt, but what fun is there letting a production line do that for you, with less care and attention to details. Would need a big drop in price for me to even consider it.

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    Re: MSI Infinite A 8th

    i suppose hexus are too polite to call it a dog`s dinner- so i`ll do it for them.

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