- May 24, 2007
- 5,370 (0.93/day)
|Processor||AMD Ryzen R9 7950X|
|Motherboard||Asrock X670E Taichi|
|Cooling||EK AIO Basic 360|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance DDR5 5600 64 Gb - XMP1 Profile|
|Video Card(s)||AMD Reference 7900 XTX 24 Gb|
|Storage||Samsung Gen 4 980 1 TB / Samsung 8TB SSD|
|Display(s)||Samsung 34" 240hz 4K|
|Case||Fractal Define R7|
|Power Supply||Seasonic PRIME PX-1300, 1300W 80+ Platinum, Full Modular|
I haven't figured out why some reach 7GB/s and other only 6GB/s. My working theory was the Gen5 sockets that are CPU attached always hit 6800-7000 (gen 4 nvmes) and chipset ones are 6100~. That idea broke down with the X670E Valkyrie which all 4 reach the peak, but only two are Gen5 and attached to the CPU (so I believe). I should pull that MB back out. At the time I thought it was strange as well and wrote about it. But I also checked the PCIe slots to make sure they were still at the rated speed... hmmm. Now I'm second guessing myself.
Ok I'm really looking and comparing these two boards, the price on the AsRock x670 Tachi non-C version is sitting at $469 right now (no differences besides aesthetics) and is very appealing in comparison to the x670MSI ACE MEG (a board I have experience with, using the x570 version in my personal rig). I've never used an AsRock board, but it's a $330 price difference and the VRMs and gaming performances are so close... So, it's coming down to finer details and distinctive features, such as the network controllers, data transfer rates, etc...