- May 8, 2016
- 1,520 (0.62/day)
|Processor||Core i7 6950X @ 4,25GHz (1,28V)|
|Motherboard||X99 SOC Champion (BIOS F23c + bifurcation mod)|
|Cooling||Thermalright Venomous-X + 2x Delta 38mm PWM (Push-Pull)|
|Memory||Patriot Viper Steel 4000MHz CL16 4x8GB (@3240MHz CL126.96.36.199 CR2T @ 1,48V)|
|Video Card(s)||Titan Xp Star Wars "Empire" edition|
|Storage||Samsung SM961 256GB NVMe, 1x WD10EZEX (1TB), 2x HGST HUS726060ALE610 (6TB)|
|Case||Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL|
|Audio Device(s)||Motu M4 (audio interface) + ATH-A900Z + Behringer C-1|
|Power Supply||Seasonic X-760 (760W)|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64|
I don't care about watts, because they don't tell you what frequency CPU will be stable at, Voltage however - does.That's something you can work out once you know the boards maximum VRM wattages anwyay
If a board can only handle 200W without throttling, you already have the answer to what CPU's are supported. Instead of testing a dozen CPU's, you can test one high end model and discover the wattage limits, and then look up the wattages of the various CPU's. Same information, far less work.
At least to me "this cheap VRM can cope with 7950X up to 1.05V, and 7700X up to 1.2V", sounds more helpfull than "this cheap VRM will limit everything to 200W". You don't need to test dozen of CPUs, just test each die configuration once.
I simply think from stable performance perspective, vs. simple approach of "I don't care about performance, just limit to whatever, whenever needed".