Originally Posted by reflex99
What if nikos has more than 1 product, and the ones that Msi have used came from a bad run/product? (They might not, I havent researched it that much)
That is like saying that toyota is a bad company because the original prius was a bad car. But as we all know, toyota is not bad at all.
Go on nikosem site and find me some good MOSFETS for TO 252 ,you wont find some by looking at the RDS On values ,as they are unable to deliver RDS On to the levels other makers do.
Then go on any other site Infineon ,NEC/Renesas ,National and so on ,you will find much better ones ,but more expensive.
You will see that Nikos portofolio of good ,high amperage at 100 Celsius + good disipation MOSFETS ,for that capsule(TO 252) , is close to NULL ,so practically any Nikos MOSFET you would install does not meet the requirements for a proper cheap CPU VRM.
They simply don t make proper MOSFETS for high power applications ,whats to be said more.
Maybe to use safelly a Nikos MOSFET ,in a high amperage aplication you would need to use the MOSFETS with a different encapsulation and a big heatsink ,thing that can t be done on a motherboard.
This Nikos MOSFETS also lack an integrated protection diode (connected between D and S on the mosfet) that you can see on Infineon or NEC mosfets.
I don t think they will start makeing good semiconductors instantly ,as a semiconductor vendor needs years to become what some are now.
I have nothing against Nikos as brand ,but mobo manufacturers should use this MOSFETS where they can do the job for real.Pushing them in the CPU VRM area doesn t help no one.
Practically any user that sees Nikos MOSFETS at work should be aware of the fact that the mobo has a higher risk of failing than a motherboard with something like Infineon or Renesas.