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  1. GorbazTheDragon

    LGA 1200 VRM list (now with Z590, H570, B560, etc.)

    Cheers, I'll look to add these some time tomorrow and make a full pass over the Z590 section to get it in a reasonably finished state.
  2. GorbazTheDragon

    XPG SPECTRIX D50 DDR4-3600 MHz CL18 2x16 GB

    Most cheaper kits will opt for single rank, that's just what you have to live with when buying bins with timings that can be achieved by many different ICs. If you want guaranteed dual rank that is not b-die look at some of kingston's hyperx kits, those specify in the spec sheets whether they...
  3. GorbazTheDragon

    LGA 1200 VRM list (now with Z590, H570, B560, etc.)

    Hi, thanks for the comment. I haven't had much time to update the Z590 list yet but I'll probably end up resorting to the anandtech list for some of them.
  4. GorbazTheDragon

    Expensive Build - Gen 4 / Gen 3?

    I will also add, with respect to the SATA Vs NVMe thing, SATA ports are still much more available than m.2 slots in most builds/boards. So, if you are like me and keep drives in use for the better part of a decade (and then demote them to NAS usage), you might want to consider that SATA drives...
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    Expensive Build - Gen 4 / Gen 3?

    Gen 4 is not particularly useful in most practical uses for daily users, you will usually not care about having the crazy sequential performance as there are other bottlenecks elsewhere in the system that will be more limiting. The drives themselves are also more bottlenecked on the flash and...
  6. GorbazTheDragon

    Best Current B die Bins for 3950x 3800mhz CL14

    3800 will depend on the IF, but 3800 14-14-14 at under 1.5v is not a challenge for most 3200 14-14-14 b-die kits I've seen. Like I mentioned above some boards (400 series, I've seen B450 tomahawks struggle with this as well) will not like RCDRD at 14 or lower at 3800, but given that a B550-A Pro...
  7. GorbazTheDragon

    Best Current B die Bins for 3950x 3800mhz CL14

    Most fast b-die bins will run 3800 14-14-14 at around 1.45-1.5v. My current kit is a 2x16GB 4000 16-19-19 Gskill kit which does it with no fuss at 1.45v on a B550-A pro (though it struggles to get to the XMP, frequency wise that board with dual rank kits seems to tap out just short of 4000), my...
  8. GorbazTheDragon

    LGA 1200 VRM list (now with Z590, H570, B560, etc.)

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yPS3hj_K7EPT4RBWCyjdKNP56pnwDz-IgBc0975-FUg/edit?usp=sharing Hi all, this is a continuation of my previous LGA 1200 VRM list including primarily Z490 boards, I made a new thread since I can't edit the previous one any more. I've added preliminary info for...
  9. GorbazTheDragon

    XPG SPECTRIX D50 DDR4-3600 MHz CL18 2x16 GB

    Intel not liking Rev E is the norm. Not sure whether it's changed with LGA1200 but on both 1151s it's pretty hard to get it to go fast.
  10. GorbazTheDragon

    be quiet! Dark Power Pro 1500 W

    From what I've seen ripple hurts FCLK more than anything... One of my friends could run 1900 on his 3600 until the kettle turned on or the washing machine spun up...
  11. GorbazTheDragon

    be quiet! Dark Power Pro 1500 W

    Quite disappointing performance, especially the 12v ripple and low load efficiency should be way better on such an expensive unit, those should be focus points for a premium PSU like this...
  12. GorbazTheDragon

    Larger-than-GA102 (non-HBM) dies spotted?

    Guy I know has been snooping around on some Chinese forums and came across this (post was quickly deleted later)... The pics are of a System Function Testing machine which tests the assembled packages for defects in the BGA, substrate and likely some die function testing as well. These dies...
  13. GorbazTheDragon

    GIGABYTE Offers Statement Regarding the SP-CAP and MLCC Capacitor on GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Cards

    > provide a total capacity of 2820u in terms of GPU core power, higher than the industry's average And what's the impedance/frequency curve like :D > The cost of SP-CAP capacitors is not lower than that of MLCCs. Yeah but there's 8(?) MLCCs in an array where you would put a SP-CAP? And then...
  14. GorbazTheDragon

    [SOLVED] How much does a used I5-7400 usually go for?

    This... Check your local market price as it can vary a lot.
  15. GorbazTheDragon

    Are 3300x can handle RTX 2060?

    First language or not it pays to at least attempt to capitalise and punctuate correctly... It's not like every Latin script language has a different punctuation/capitalisation scheme. If this was a chat room I'd understand not doing it, but we're averaging less than a message an hour in most...
  16. GorbazTheDragon

    need help with overclocking ryzen 5 3600

    Depends on LLC. You need to keep in mind that manual voltage on Matisse disables on die LDOs and power gating which means that the maximum voltage you can sustain is lower.
  17. GorbazTheDragon

    Z490 motherboard VRM list

    In theory you can argue that a less efficient VRM will dump more heat into the board around the CPU socket, so will result in higher temperatures. And that having the VRM area cooler than the CPU socket would allow some heat flow away from the socket through the board... In practice the effect...
  18. GorbazTheDragon

    AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE Memory Benchmarked: Extremely Low Latency Explains Tiny L3 Caches

    +500MHz FCLK on top of those Anandtech results makes a difference... Most b-die kits will do around 4000-4400 with CAS14, but that would be at benching voltages (1.7-1.8v, iirc 1.8v is the max DRAM voltage Asus non crosshair/maximus etc boards) with maxmem. Just about any decent bin of b-die...
  19. GorbazTheDragon

    Z490 motherboard VRM list

    How much BCLK? The locked CPUs shouldn't take anything over around 103...
  20. GorbazTheDragon

    Z490 motherboard VRM list

    This is a good idea however it's hard to really get an accurate number on the component costs as they tend to fluctuate with time. Additionally, western suppliers generally deviate (to varying amounts) from prices large companies like the mobo guys are able to get on bulk orders, the costs...
  21. GorbazTheDragon

    Z490 motherboard VRM list

    The efficiency is not constant. As you pass over the peak efficiency of per phase current the conduction losses begin to dominate over the switching losses and in most cases the lower phase count systems will end up being less efficient at the 200-300A range because the individual mosfet current...
  22. GorbazTheDragon

    Z490 motherboard VRM list

    Depends on the controller and other components used in the VRM... Most modern (think last decade) controllers were designed with potential doubling schemes in mind. There are many different ways you can trade operating parameters in the VRM, to tune the performance characteristics... You can...
  23. GorbazTheDragon

    NZXT N7 Z490 Motherboard Renders Revealed

    That's some really embarressing I/O lmao Knowing NZXT this thing will be priced up next to the M12H but it only has 2 M.2 slots, 4 SATA ports, 6 USB ports, and a single display out??? Even setting aside the fact that it will probably have mediocre VRM and the cooling will probably be rubbish it...
  24. GorbazTheDragon

    Hot take: B550 is DOA for enthusiasts. Your thoughts?

    It was an enthusiast board with the fluff cut away... It sold for around $150... The whole problem with boards like the current Apex and Crosshairs is they are priced beyond what a lot of people are willing to spend on a board... And especially in the case of the Apex, it loses out on everyday...
  25. GorbazTheDragon

    Hot take: B550 is DOA for enthusiasts. Your thoughts?

    Mpower could not have been on anything other than intel's enthusiast chipsets because after P68 intel disabled all useful OCing on all but Z series chipsets... And at least here in the Europe the Z97 MPower retailed for around half the price of the XPower... Just because you want to get every...
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