Originally Posted by FiatluX
What good is a larger heatsink on the rev.4 if they still mount it with their usual toothpaste crap?
Its really not larger at all... they extended the VRM heatsink toward the IO plate... But its not much if any more surface area. Add to the fact that the heat from the NB will now be dumped to the VRMS as well... I dont see how this gets any better....
However, if you notice they are using different chokes for the rev4 vs. the older boards...
Looking closer I've realized the VRM heat-sink is a bit LONGER than the older one. If the VRMs are spaced out more, this could dramatically help... Also, it looks as the though the heat-sinks are "riveted" in some fashion ... maybe there is a back-plate?!
Well if these board end up supporting steamroller, I'll probably pick one up with the next processor gen to check it out.... TBH I love my UD3 rev1 and rev3. Edited by MadGoat - 8/5/13 at 12:11pm