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Best x299 Motherboard - What will be used for binning?

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I've seen the video claiming that ALL x299 motherboards currently out there are sub-par - with too few power connectors, and decorative rather than functional VRM heatsinks that result in the VRM entering a thermal throttling cycle very quickly.

So I was going to ask what the "best" x299 motherboard available right now is, but then I thought, why not ask what you're using to bin the chips you sell, because that's probably a good choice.

I hope the answer doesn't involve an open setup with a huge fan blowing across everything, because that's obviously not something that can fit inside a case.
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I've seen the video claiming that ALL x299 motherboards currently out there are sub-par - with too few power connectors, and decorative rather than functional VRM heatsinks that result in the VRM entering a thermal throttling cycle very quickly.

So I was going to ask what the "best" x299 motherboard available right now is, but then I thought, why not ask what you're using to bin the chips you sell, because that's probably a good choice.

I hope the answer doesn't involve an open setup with a huge fan blowing across everything, because that's obviously not something that can fit inside a case.

i think SL has mentioned this in other threads.

on one hand he could use alternate methods of keeping the VRMs cool and within spec to do binning.

on the other hand, not all customers will have this ability to keep VRMs in spec and get mixed results with a binned chip that should overclock X amount but due to VRM limitations, won't.


Problems like these are really unfortunate for everyone.
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So what's the answer to the question - which X299 motherboard will be used for binning?
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So what's the answer to the question - which X299 motherboard will be used for binning?

We are using a variety of motherboards for X299 binning. My favorite boards have been the Asus options this far.
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Any thoughts on the msi gaming pro carbon?
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@Silicon Lottery
How do you type someone's name with an @ so it underlines their profile?

Sorry frown.gif
And will there be a 'new revision' of the X299 boards with proper VRM cooling and double 8 pin connectors?
I was going to finally upgrade my 2600k with a binned processor from you guys, until I read about all these nightmare VRM boards and substandard power connectors frown.gif
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@Silicon Lottery
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Either
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We are using a variety of motherboards for X299 binning. My favorite boards have been the Asus options this far.

Do you have any comments on the ASUS TUF MK1? A while ago you mentioned that this week you might have a run down of all the boards and their VRMs, but I'm sure you're super busy.

I'm looking at a TUF 1, Strix, and the Gigabyte Arous 7 for a 7820X OC to 4.5-5.6 - can't make up my mind.
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Do you have any comments on the ASUS TUF MK1? A while ago you mentioned that this week you might have a run down of all the boards and their VRMs, but I'm sure you're super busy.

I'm looking at a TUF 1, Strix, and the Gigabyte Arous 7 for a 7820X OC to 4.5-5.6 - can't make up my mind.

I haven't had the chance to grab a TUF board, but it's probably a good pick.
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I haven't had the chance to grab a TUF board, but it's probably a good pick.

der8auer's latest video talks about the problem with the Gigabyte boards and that it relates to possibly a vdroop on the VCCIN. His solution is to increase the VCCIN. Somebody on the Skylake/Kaby Lake X discussion thread says he solved the problem by enabling LLC.

I'm gonna try this tonight. Maybe the Gigabyte boards can be salvaged in this aspect. And there's a ton of people interested in the Gaming 7/9 since they have the VRM heatpipe and the dual 8-pin.
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