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Idc about the details. I want some z270 motherboards cuz the current skylake ones suck
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Idc about the details. I want some z270 motherboards cuz the current skylake ones suck
Z170 ITX and ATX motherboards are pretty great. It's only m-ATX that are lacking in variety, features, and performance.
    
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It's the configurable TDP again. There wouldn't be a problem if - and that's the devil in the details - manufacturers were forced to mention how they configured the CPU in a certain product. Of course they won't do that because Intel won't force them to and that is the source of the problem.
 
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Was contemplating waiting for zen but maybe i'll just go with this soon. Decisions decisions...
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This has already happened with products in the past


M17x R4 wasn't able to send more than 68w on the 3xxxXM CPU for example

And my latest G752VS don't let the 6820HK TDP to breach 75W while the Alienwares 15R2/17R3 come unlocked from the factory
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sounds like modern marketing, hide all the information and change the name, remove consumer choice, profit
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Originally Posted by TK421 View Post

This has already happened with products in the past


M17x R4 wasn't able to send more than 68w on the 3xxxXM CPU for example

And my latest G752VS don't let the 6820HK TDP to breach 75W while the Alienwares 15R2/17R3 come unlocked from the factory

You still need a custom bios for the AW17R3 to get the most out of it, right?
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You still need a custom bios for the AW17R3 to get the most out of it, right?

AW17R3 no custom bios, only vBIOS


The M17x R4 is limited by hardware, it will not send more than 68W into my 3920XM. Same CPU went to 95-110w on the M18x R2.
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