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 I see no immediate difference. *I have owned at least 1x ROG mobo for every Intel gen release since Core 2...  The Mpower "feels" no different than Asus Z77/Z68 flavors. thumb.gif

One thing that I have noticed between MSI and Asus Z77 chipset mb is that MSI is more finicky with memory over clocking. I tried 3 different kits of the Samsung low profile 30nm cheap ram that everyone loves to over clock and I noticed the highest over clocks for that ram were on Asus main boards. My MSI mother board didn't care for it and I was not able to over clock any of the 3 sets very much. So it seems to me Asus is better for memory over clocking.

 

While thats a nice thought.. memory clocking from mobo to mobo is all about the BIOS and tertiary timings used. Its not MSI fault that their mobo's choose tighter Auto timings than Asus.. rolleyes.gif

 

 **Most Asus mobo's that I have owned have pretty defined ranges for the tertiary timing sets, that move with bclk and mem speed. Generally speaking - they are much looser. I can move 2-3x notches in the tertiary table on my Asus with most bclk/RAM speed combinations.. some up to 4 or 5x..  Same RAM/CPU on the MSI.. lucky to get 2x notches tighter on the same timing set.. 

 

**Dont believe me - use MaxxMem or Aida.. and measure memory latency on each platform.

post #272 of 3634
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While thats a nice thought.. memory clocking from mobo to mobo is all about the BIOS and tertiary timings used. Its not MSI fault that their mobo's choose tighter Auto timings than Asus.. rolleyes.gif

 **Most Asus mobo's that I have owned have pretty defined ranges for the tertiary timing sets, that move with bclk and mem speed. Generally speaking - they are much looser. I can move 2-3x notches in the tertiary table on my Asus with most bclk/RAM speed combinations.. some up to 4 or 5x..  Same RAM/CPU on the MSI.. lucky to get 2x notches tighter on the same timing set.. 

**Dont believe me - use MaxxMem or Aida.. and measure memory latency on each platform.

I didn't know that and I believe you. Thanks +rep

My MSI Mpower board cranks out massive Gflops with LinX or IBT that is much higher than Asus boards that I have seen with similar clocked cpu and ram.
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Am I the only one here who uses sandy bridge on this mobo?
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Am I the only one here who uses sandy bridge on this mobo?

So far I think so.


I just picked up my second MSI Z77 board, a GD55 to replace my P8P67 Pro that crapped out. Comparing the BIOS, the GD55 has several more options for overclocking tweaks compared to the Mpower, and I'm kind of wondering why that is.

Anyways, after my last RMA fiasco with Asus, I won't be buying their crap any more. MSI has been really good to me the two times I needed to RMA something, so I'll stick when them and possibly gigabyte (most of their boards are so ugly though).
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So far I think so.
I just picked up my second MSI Z77 board, a GD55 to replace my P8P67 Pro that crapped out. Comparing the BIOS, the GD55 has several more options for overclocking tweaks compared to the Mpower, and I'm kind of wondering why that is.
Anyways, after my last RMA fiasco with Asus, I won't be buying their crap any more. MSI has been really good to me the two times I needed to RMA something, so I'll stick when them and possibly gigabyte (most of their boards are so ugly though).

Remind me to never buy asus again. So much bad things about them lately.
Edited by Testier - 10/7/12 at 6:33pm
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Am I the only one here who uses sandy bridge on this mobo?

Once I get this motherboard, I will still be using my 2500k.
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How is the quality of the power phases on this board comparing to ROG/ and other boards?
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Once I get this motherboard, I will still be using my 2500k.
I have a 2500k on it.
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power delivery is solid. 

 

 I have yet to get cold enough to push +1.8vcore.. but up until there from what I have tested so far is good. Marginal droop.. nothing more than ROG board.

 

**One thing I have for MSI = Pretty please give me adjustable Switching Phase Freq on the next board !!!  Your extreme OC/vcore users will love you mo betta !! yessir.gif

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power delivery is solid. 

 I have yet to get cold enough to push +1.8vcore.. but up until there from what I have tested so far is good. Marginal droop.. nothing more than ROG board.

**One thing I have for MSI = Pretty please give me adjustable Switching Phase Freq on the next board !!!  Your extreme OC/vcore users will love you mo betta !! yessir.gif

Switching Phase Freq? As in phases control?
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