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I will be updating this thread with new information and pics of the Mpower Max and all new Xpower [as soon as it arrives]. Below are some BIOS screens of the Mpower Max along with some initial results using the OCN Marksman and Zalman ZNPS10x Air cooler, coupled with a nice 4670k.

 

BIOS temps are reporting ~10c over actual [as verified with Kprobe]

 

MSI Xpower Pics

MSI Xpower air results : 4670k & 5770 xfire

 

Z87 Mpower Max BIOS screens with 4670k; 4ghz stable settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verified with DMM, this was enough vcore to load OS and bench SPi 1mil, Maxxmem and 32mil

 

 

 

 

**More to come soon..lots going on

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Told you i will stalk you.... Nice results man...

Did u delid yet?

CLP your crazy mpower and xpower???

Kepp it going smile.gif
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I dont delid.. i freeze :D

 

 Pics of Xpower unboxing soon as it arrives!

 

**more results from testing 32m and some bandwidth results from Maxxmem

 

5ghz CPU / 5ghz Uncore

 

 

6ghz 32m time.. poor mem efficiency, low uncore..i need to re-do this one

 

6ghz CPU / 5.2ghz Uncore

 

5ghz 32m time - better efficiency/settings

 

4ghz 32m time - decent efficiency for Hynix.. was pushing speed with tight tertiary


Edited by CL3P20 - 6/2/13 at 2:04pm
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Sry bro, didnt mean to disrespect you tongue.gif.

But for ocn sake these air clocks are great, so its true when you stress test it temps shoot way up?

This thread might make me buy an mpower (vanilla one), so dont tempt me.
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Sry bro, didnt mean to disrespect you tongue.gif.

But for ocn sake these air clocks are great, so its true when you stress test it temps shoot way up?

This thread might make me buy an mpower (vanilla one), so dont tempt me.

 

temps are cooler or on par with IB CPU.. but again, you can delid if you get a 'hot' CPU.. same as IB. My 4ghz times are all done on air.. 5ghz are done with CPU on cold, 6ghz are done with CPU on cold. 

 

For my CPU:

 

4ghz - SVID @ 2.05v, vcore @ .94v

5ghz - SVID @ 2.15v, vcore @ 1v : -30c

6ghz - SVID @ 2.4v, vcore @ 1.1v : -110c

6.2ghz - SVID @ 2.45v, vcore @ 1.22v : -144c

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CL3, I like to overclock memory and CPU on air (water too), is the MPower Max worth the extra money over the other MPower for a non-extreme cooler like me? Also is this the only board you were given to test? I'm trying to find more information on RAM profiles for boards like UD5H and ASRock Professional as they are a little cheaper. But the MPower looks pretty sweet.
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CL3, I like to overclock memory and CPU on air (water too), is the MPower Max worth the extra money over the other MPower for a non-extreme cooler like me? Also is this the only board you were given to test? I'm trying to find more information on RAM profiles for boards like UD5H and ASRock Professional as they are a little cheaper. But the MPower looks pretty sweet.

 

 For Air/Water - the # of phases and power stability can come into play more often times than with Extreme cooling; in that - you are more subject to abmient temps and heat.

 

From Mpower -> Mpower Max; I gained quite a bit of tuning capability from the additional settings in the BIOS. As for power stability.. both boards were great on air/water and LN2. I noticed nothing very 'different' in the "feel" of either board where voltage is concerned [my CPU does not need a lot of volts to go high though.. so perhaps a revisit and comparison with a 4770k is in order]. If you are not going cold though.. the Max has some frill you may not need..but also has some options that would benefit you for hard OC, regardless of cooling.

 

 I would venture to say that the Mpower and UD5 would be on the same field of play. I also must admit, that Nick and ASRock are continuing to do amazing things with their lineup; the amount of built-in RAM profiles on the ASRock series is nothing short of amazing. Recently, I asked MSI to work to include some in upcoming BIOS for Mpower lineup.. *fingers crossed*

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CL whats the big difference between the M power and max? They have the same amount of power phase's right?
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CL whats the big difference between the M power and max? They have the same amount of power phase's right?

 

*Officially.. I am not sure. I dont have a retail sample of Mpower. I do have final rev. Mpower Max though. A lot of the rev's will never see the light of day, so I dont really want to comment without being able to verify "retail" info. 

 

*Unofficially, I suspect its the same 'platform' just with a "boost".. more in depth BIOS, LN2 mode, OC buttons, Dual BIOS, OC boot, PLL override options.. couple more I am missing too.

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According to Newegg's spec list the MPower is 16 phase on the CPU and the MPower Max is 20 phase. The price difference is $30 so I might as well go for the top shelf model. Also Micro Center currently has exclusive rights to the UD4, which looks pretty sweet for the price.

http://microcenter.com/product/414773/GA-Z87X-UD4H_Socket_LGA_1150_ATX_Intel_Motherboard

They're doing the 4670K for $200 and bundling with the UD4H for $350 before tax which looks pretty sweet. I might jump on that.
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