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LLC on Z370 motherboards, phases listed by MSI --question, and a picture!!!

Oct 17, 2014
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System Name Aes Sedai, Asha'man
Processor i7-8700k @ 5Ghz
Motherboard MSI Z370 SLI Plus
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory Dark Pro 32GB 3200 CAS 14-14-14-31
Video Card(s) (waiting on GTX 2080 Ti)
Storage Samsung 1TB 860 EVO + 10TB HGST + 8TB HGST
Display(s) Acer ED347CKR 34" Curved 3440x1440 120hz VA
Case Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Monolith M1060C ZebraWood Closed Headphones
Power Supply Seasonic FOCUS+ Gold 850w
Mouse Logitech G303
Keyboard Logitech G610 Cherry Mx Red
Software Ubuntu Budgie OS

So this website here shows the different MSI Z370 lineup motherboards, etc.

So if I am reading everything right, Performance Gaming motherboards have more phases than say the Pro series as seen in the picture below... so basically your telling me a cheaper motherboard (the MSI Z370 Gaming Plus) overclocks better than the Z370 SLI Plus, even though Gaming Plus doesn't support SLI, and has no gen 2 USB ports and the SLI Plus does...

I don't understand this at all. Is MSI just bad at placing products right, or should I aim for a Performance Gaming Mobo listed in the section below if I want the best possible overclocking on a 8700k?

To make it more clear, the article states the Enthusiast gaming has more phases than performance, and performance more than arsenal, etc.

So my question is, why is a cheap and less quality motherboard like the Gaming Plus have more phases than the more expensive SLI Plus Pro series... ugh these companies frustrate me so much.

Edit : I just checked and the gaming plus has a 6 phase, and everything else in performance category in picture is 10 phase, MSI has no 11 or 12 phase, and Godlike is 18 phase.... wow... ok enough of this I need to get a new hobby LOL @erocker feel free to lock thread, I answered my own question/confusion
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