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Hi guys!

Im sorry but this question must be offtopic, hope u can help me! :)

Which one of this boards will you choose to pair with 10700k:

Aorus Elite AC
Aorus Pro AX
Asus Z490-E (worried about cpu cooler and ram clearance)




Im not an extreme overclocker, just a little bit.


Thanks in advance!

Not the thread for this kind of thing. Make a thread in the "System Builder's Advice" forum.
 

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Hello everyone! What the VRM in Gigabyte Z490M? I can't get anywhere :(
 
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for 10400f sure
 
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I think i am unsure about the z490 tomahawk, the nl.hardware.info VRM data is shows the avg temp (for a 10900k) as high as 80C. But does that applies if i put in a 10700k @5.2 ghz?
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
I think i am unsure about the z490 tomahawk, the nl.hardware.info VRM data is shows the avg temp (for a 10900k) as high as 80C. But does that applies if i put in a 10700k @5.2 ghz?
It should likely be less considering the CPU. 80C is fine anyway. ;)

Hello everyone! What the VRM in Gigabyte Z490M? I can't get anywhere :(
8 phase (4 doubled, but it is eight)... 46A MOSFETs... it will easily handle your CPU.
 
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Yes, however spending an extra 100 usd for -30 celsius (for a unify) on a hot summer (like this) should increase the cpu life right?
 
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So it wouldn't even made the cpu air cooler more silent (and draw less power)?
Not to the point where youve noticed difference
And those are mainly due to auto voltage being different on boards.
 
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As far as I've read, ASUS is the only one that sticks to Intel's guidance. All other big board makers look at Intel's guidance and say, "we don't need no stinkin' guidance!" and crank everything up to 11. So, it isn't so much the CPU that's responsible for creating so much heat, it's the motherboard makers going batshit crazy with voltages, and the CPU reacts accordingly.
 
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Just to add to this. The cpu cooler is going to react to cpu temps. That is completely separate to VRM temps.
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 is very much minimal and basically immeasurable.

Buy only the VRM you *need* to meet the demands of your use case, beyond that it's a waste of money.
Hmm.. I see 6 phases. Where is 8?
The board appears to be a 4+2 phase (4 vcore 2 iGPU) setup, there are (based on the images in gigabyte's marketing) two pairs of mosfets for each phase, so in effect there are 8 phases worth of mosfets on the vcore VRM. Based off the performance of the UD (I would assume the same mosfet models are used on both boards) in the HUB review I would say that board should be perfectly fine for 6 cores at stock.
 
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