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If i were to upgrade to a hexcore CPU (can range from 970 to 995) in the future, and consider on doing some large overclocks on it (4.5GHz 24/7), would the Sabertooth be fine with it?
I'm asking this because it has 8-2 power phase, and I saw on a few posts that it wouldn't cut it for x58 hexcore cpus clocked high.

Is that true, or is my current board more than enough.
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where did you here that some x58 board have 12+2+2 power phasing like the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 so i am pretty sure it can handle 4.5 ghz any day and make dust of a 8+2 phasing
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where did you here that some x58 board have 12+2+2 power phasing like the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 so i am pretty sure it can handle 4.5 ghz any day and make dust of a 8+2 phasing
Sorry, but I have no idea what you said there?..
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Who told you that OP? Hexacore consume just as much power as their quad cousins.
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Ok
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well i mean that the chipset has nothing to do with power phases and has nothing to do with how much power is being dilvered to the cpu
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the GB UD5 rev 2.0 has 16+4 phases.

they all use the same chipsets lol.

anyways it will be fine, the quad and hexacores have the same TDP and voltage ratings.
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