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Originally Posted by kpoeticg
Hrmmm, I'm active in that thread too, i don't remember him saying that. I remember him saying the DRAM was ONE of the upgrades. But the higher frequency has alot to do with the IB-E chips too. I can't see how better VRM's wouldn't help OC'ing.
Some DRAM tweaks on the R4BE mainly and maybe some PCIe work. Other than that, for raw CPU freq the boards will be about the same on air/water. DRAM clocking for IB-E may favor the BE.
Ivy-E does not consume much current, so the VRM does not get stressed as much as SNB-E.
The RIVE is already capable of reaching high clocks with Ivy-E chips, at least as high as they're able to reach on air/water, so upgrading to the Black Edition isn't likely to make any difference in core clocks unless you're using extreme cooling. If you're someone that buys expensive memory for overclocking and benching that will probably be the only advantage you get from buying the Black Edition over the cheaper RIVE.Edited by burningrave101 - 10/10/13 at 2:45pm