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I have an e-mail into MSI requesting detailed specs about the VRM. I got sick most of last week until yesterday so I was in bed most of the time I wanted to be testing. I am going to be showing just how far I can abuse this board in this thread. I think most of the standard tests will be done and available over the internet, so I want to focus on what they don't. Seeing how far I can push the board and what kind of benches I can pull off is key for me.

I am working on Super Pi 1.5mod 1M and 32M @ air for now, and more 2D to follow.
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Still waiting to hear back from MSI about the spec sheet - I know it has to go through several people so I will check with my friend/contact tonight for an eta.


Updated the post...
" Swapped in some Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 2x4GB 1600 for these runs. Good runs on a bloated OS (8.1), I think my RAM isn't up to the task of higher clocks on AMD - any good module suggestions for higher clocking RAM for AMD? I can run quite tight, and this was just a rough run. I know I could squeeze out even more with better RAM and a tuned OS (plan to smile.gif ) "

I know this is good RAM for Intel, but I may need another kit or two for my AMD stuff :/. I am looking into borrowing a friend's Pot and possibly doing a Dry Ice run. I am really looking forward to getting my cascade from a friend.
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So, for starters, it's almost a crime to run any APU with 1600MHz ram. You really need a minimum of 2133, and 2400 is preferred not more so for us but for the APU. They are bandwidth whores, not so much timing like dCPU's are..

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I am chatting with my contact... Its 4+2 no doublers
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post #25 of 99
Well that's disappointing, especially when it was advertised at CES 14 as 8+2.... Any guidance on why the cut the specs in half??
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post #26 of 99
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Originally Posted by agrims View Post

Well that's disappointing, especially when it was advertised at CES 14 as 8+2.... Any guidance on why the cut the specs in half??
EDIT: Product manager said it was no doubler, is there somewhere you can point me to about the CES info for this board that you had seen?
Edited by TheGoat Eater - 3/5/14 at 7:18pm
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post #27 of 99
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxi-Lf-qPBQ

at 1:50 or so... Also, the layout of the VRM area is TOTALLY different for the board, it is clearly 8+2

Also

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qXRtwPaFUs

@ 7:50ish. They don't state it, but again, pay attention to the VRM area, 8+2...

and again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYj5oPxkKPo

@ :50, the layout is totally different in the VRM area, and you can again see 8+2 under the hood, probably the most clear video of the board...



I am sure that I could find more, but I am so full of disappointment right now that what was shown just weeks ago is different than what you got now... And not just implied by the layout in the vids, but stated by the rep at CES... I have been a supporter of MSI for a while now in GPU's, and recently their mobo's, but if what you have is what shipped for distro, then it hurts my heart to see a bait and switch like this..

And thus the reason I would love an explanation from MSI as to why they opted to advertise the board as 8+2, but then turn around and so blatantly put 4+2 on it, and why many people were looking forward to this very board, as it was 8+2, not 6 or 4+2, and would have been the 2nd 8+2 on the market for FM2/+...

I am still in for results, but am certain barring any major OC improvements over current offerings, I will not be on the MSI train for the gaming board...
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post #28 of 99
I have gone over to Gigabyte because of this. The extremely high asking price turns me off; it's even more than the G1.Sniper that has basically the same features frown.gif

Why MSI, why! The only board that has high end phases is the Gigabyte UP4 and Asrock's Extreme6+.


Either way, the underlying mosfets may be of high quality so you know...
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Where did you pick this up at? I can't find any anywhere...
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I know that the CES board are usually pre-production samples that have been tested. Its very easy to tell when you are in the room with "upcoming" production items from manufacturers while at CES. I will ask why this was done for you ( and myself wink.gif ), I also want to let you know I will take off the heatsinks soon and take some good photos. I am waiting on the photos until I have what I consider enough testing done to it, then I will disassemble the board ( want to be careful... Yeah its a first tongue.gif ). Makes me think that there might possibly be another board in the works to take G65 name :S not sure - BUT I will ask.

This board is not available in the channel yet and will soon be available to you hopefully. I make no attempt to hide that I get stuff early from MSI and leave the MTC stickers on (Media Testing Center / where they send out samples from, along with literature and testing notes)... I am not media by a long shot, I just have had a longstanding good relationship with MSI for many years now ( give feedback to R&D and look for issues/ work to resolve them ~bios).
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