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Does the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 has digital VRM?

I'm also considering a Maximus VII Hero, but I don't know if it really worth the extra buck.
Edited by Leito360 - 3/31/15 at 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by Leito360 View Post

Does the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 has digital VRM?

I'm also considering a Maximus VII Hero, but I don't know if it really worth the extra buck.

Looks like the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 is Analog / Hybrid 4 Phase, meh. The Asus Hero VII is digital 8 phase like my Formula VII. biggrin.gif

If your asking about VRM, sounds like it's important to you. I'd say it's worth it. But that's me. smile.gif
     
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Yeah... I wan't a stable OC when the time comes... And I saw a VII Hero take an i7 to 5GHz (Unstable, of course, but it wasn't tweaked properly), so I think I'm going for the sure thing and get it.
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Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 is 8 phase digital VRM and costs roughly the same as MSI Gaming 5
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Looks like the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 is Analog / Hybrid 4 Phase, meh. The Asus Hero VII is digital 8 phase like my Formula VII. biggrin.gif

If your asking about VRM, sounds like it's important to you. I'd say it's worth it. But that's me. smile.gif

(From KitGuru)
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Eight power phases feed an LGA 1150 processor. Super Ferrite Chokes (SFC) and Dark capacitors from MSI’s Military Class 4 components make their way onto the Z97 Gaming 5, although I do not spot any of the Tantalum Hi-c capacitors.
A UPI uP1649 controller operates the eight-phase VRM. The controller’s 4-phase capacity implies that each lane is used to drive two physical VRM power delivery phases. This move saves MSI (therefore buyers) some cash over opting for a one-to-one controller and physical phase operation.

Since the controller has a 4 phase capacity limit.... would this make the board count as a True 4 phase despite the fact that it has 8 phases? Or i'm terribly wrong?
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Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 is 8 phase digital VRM and costs roughly the same as MSI Gaming 5
build quailtiy is excellent on the gigabyte gaming 5. It might bother some that it is actually samller than full atx. The board is more narrow than atx and the forward most row of mounting screws holes are not there. The gigabyte gaming 7 is a proper ATX size board however.

The bios of the the gaming 5/7 both are more complex than asus, asrock or even msi though. Not terrible but more difficult to figure out when compared to the other boards in that range. The bios thing maybe subjective though.
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Since the controller has a 4 phase capacity limit.... would this make the board count as a True 4 phase despite the fact that it has 8 phases? Or i'm terribly wrong?

I was going off the chart on OP.

I double checked - found THIS at TechPowerUP
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Between the two VRM coolers sits the VRM controller, a UPI Semiconductor product that controls the 8-phase VRM design. The DIMM VRM is dual-phase part that is ready to provide all the power you need to push your DIMMs to the limit.

4 Phase with doubler?

Edit - THIS

Controller is uP1649 - 4 Phase Buck Controller
     
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Looking for the best Micro Atx 1150 design for overclocking.

From a hardware perspective and from a overclocking point, it seems that the Maximus Gene VII is the best Micro atx 1150 board out there?
To bad it is pricey, but what can you do?

I'm currently sporting the Z97m OC formula from Asrock, and it is a real lemon, which by looking the this spredsheet (wish i looked at this before buying) seems correct. The ATX version is far better in hardware design.

Also, it would be very nice to put ATX, matx, itx in the header where the mainboard model is.

Fantastic info and great work!
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hey this thread is correct, i really need to update that list
It would be really nice if you update the list. Or at least correct errors. This list is widely distributed on the Internet, a lot of people uses it.
Good job BTW thumb.gif
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Hey can someone point out the errors in my VRM list for the Z97 boards other than the Z97 OC Formula?
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