Originally Posted by Bacnation
Could anyone help me understand the difference between the asrock gaming k6 and the taichi? Assuming they are the same price which is the best choice?
Taichi. There's 10 drivers instead of 5 and more input filtering capacitors. What this means is the power will be "cleaner" (less ripple) going into the VRM , and there will be less loss and heat out of the VRM due to 10 PWM signals instead of 5. When using 5 PWM signals you end up with 2 mosfets switching on 1/5 of the time rather than 10 PWM signals switching on 1/10 of the time. The Taichi has half the load on the low side of the Dual channel mosfet as a result , since running dual driver mode doesn't result in half the amperage it just reduces the on state resistance in half.
Z370 PC PRO
the cooling heatsink of the chipset is 36.6 ° C;
the upper radiator cooling elements of the processor's power supply subsystem - 42.9 ° C;
side cooler cooling elements of the processor power subsystem - 46.3 ° C;
chokes - 55,1 ° C.
Load = AIDA64 FPU at 3.9GHz 1.184V
As a result of manual overclocking, the operating frequency of the Intel Core i7-8700K test processor was 4800 MHz. To do this, in the BIOS the multiplier was increased to "x48". However, after a minute of AIDA64 stress test, the processor frequency drops to 3900 MHz at a voltage of 1.184 V.
Z370 Extreme4 with SM7341 again
(same as http://playwares.com/userreview/55940059
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seems to use the Sinopower SM4337+SM4336 combo