Originally Posted by Sin0822
Go ASROCK! Way to save yourself, not. lol As an engineer you always measure from the real output, ASRock i beg you to hire an engineer, perhaps one with some education to help you guys with marketing. The correct output to the CPU is from the capacitors which have 1 leg within in the power plane which feeds the CPU and one in the ground, not some freaking random spot that reports the voltage to the SuperIO, since when has ANY voltage read point been at a point far away from the VRM(even the VTT/VCCSA phases even sit between that point and the vcore output, so you route the CPu output under other phases? Or around? Either way you are adding much extra resistance to the vt1 trace, especially with that PCB) it is what I would call asrock's last hope. Lol having your voltage output go through a few capacitors and resistors will DEFF change its reading! HAHAHA
That output isn't the real output going to the CPU, so no ASRock, the place where everyone in the business measures from because it makes sense because it really is the output, isn't good enough for you? You had to go give a point where the SuperIO output from the VRM is chained too, I am sorry but you can measure vcore the same way on all motherboards, you aren't using any technology that is different than anyone, and the power plane between the inductor and the CPU, at/after where the capacitors are attached, is a perfect place to measure, that includes the MLCC at the back of the socket.
Measure from where you would measure with an oscilloscope, that is under the boar at the back of the socket, at an output capacitor. DUH. Do you guys measure ripple at that point too, in DC with a DMM??? LOL, as educated as Anandtech!!! lol.
Friend with OC Formula, measure at the capacitor and then at the read point, you will notice they are the same output. OC Formula doesn't have this issue, FYI, it doesn't, its actually built properly.
PS ASRock, i bought the Z77 Extreme4 and Extreme6 from newegg, and sold them when i was done. I can easily repurchase to prove my point, but i will use my o-scope if i have to repurchase it, you make the board so cheap that it is just too easy. What is even better is that the VRm design, in terms of layout and components is VERY different on the E6 and E4, however they produce the same output readings, which is where the CPU is actually getting the voltage, at that actual voltage.
The read point at a capacitor is exactly where the CPU gets its power, why would you not measure there?