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I understand that more=better, but how can I tell what kind of power phase a MB has? I couldn't find anything in the Newegg specs page.

Could someone tell me the power phase of these two boards?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131595&cm_re=ASUS_M4A785-M-_-13-131-595-_-Product

and

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130266
Edited by -Allen- - 5/29/11 at 12:41pm
    
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More isn't always better, usually, but not always. Some board makers cake on the crappy components and 16 phases of crap isn't better than 8 phases of quality.

Anyway, the easiest way to get a count of the phases is to count the chokes. They are coils that are most commonly covered by a little grey or black cube. Counting the actual phase drivers is arguably more accurate, but it's not as easy to see those.
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I'm still a bit confused. Is it this? 2nalova.jpg
    
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It does not say it on newegg, you click on the picture of the product and than look at the motherboard for the phases yourself.

Here this is what you should look for.
24_Phase.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain1337;13678225 
It does not say it on newegg, you click on the picture of the product and than look at the motherboard for the phases yourself.

Here this is what you should look for.
24_Phase.jpg

I still don't know exactly what to look for. Not to be lazy, but could you look at these three MBs and tell me the power phases? I seriously can't tell.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007624+600007968+600007945+600007977+600041408+600009017&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=22&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=
    
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post #6 of 15
Hi Again


There is a quick way of knowing what board has what phases


If the Motherboard you are looking at doesent have a Heatsink over that VRM's then its either a 3+1 Board or a 4+1

If it has a Heatsink on them its either a 4+1 board or above - Most commonly 8+1

If you find a Motherboard you like and has Heatsinks over the VRMs check with this Table:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/946407-amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list.html
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I think all the boards in that link are either 3+1 or 4+1 I am not entirely sure
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lukeibob;13678305 
Hi Again


There is a quick way of knowing what board has what phases


If the Motherboard you are looking at doesent have a Heatsink over that VRM's then its either a 3+1 Board or a 4+1

If it has a Heatsink on them its either a 4+1 board or above - Most commonly 8+1

If you find a Motherboard you like and has Heatsinks over the VRMs check with this Table:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/946407-amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list.html
Quote:
Originally Posted by lukeibob;13678320 
I think all the boards in that link are either 3+1 or 4+1 I am not entirely sure

Cool, thanks.... well not cool I wanted 8+1 frown.gif
But anyways, thanks, you've been very helpful lately, have fun with your 3rd rep point biggrin.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -Allen-;13678353 
Cool, thanks.... well not cool I wanted 8+1 frown.gif
But anyways, thanks, you've been very helpful lately, have fun with your 3rd rep point biggrin.gif

Thanks smile.gif

This board has a 8+1 Phase Power Design

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110692761430&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1156


EDIT: Its also compatible with SLI
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -Allen-;13678276 
I still don't know exactly what to look for. Not to be lazy, but could you look at these three MBs and tell me the power phases? I seriously can't tell.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007624+600007968+600007945+600007977+600041408+600009017&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=22&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=

that first msi i count 4+1, gigabyte i see 4+1, and the ecs is 3+1
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