I question that top video that Enndr posted, I saw that video like 2 days after release, before anyone had their hands on all the CPU's, even the major reviewers. Yet, some clown that doesn't say a word or review a thing had all the CPU's and ran that series of benches in 2 resolutions on every AMD chip within a couple days of release? Very very doubtful. It also looks like just about every bench is fixed percentage difference. I call bull****.
Anyway, I put my money where my mouth was and went to Fry's yesterday and got a MSI X570. Pro's and cons, latest AGESA, memory overclocking is great, none of the ASRock BIOS problem, performance increased, lesser threads still cap at 4.475, but all threads stay at 4.3 through entire cinebench runs. Broke 5k on the first Cinebench run. 5051 i think.
Con's BIOS "look" is crap, I can't see a way to avoid "kiddie land" SUPER BOOST 9000!! Click here! bunch of graphical buttons and rookie crap everywhere. You can't even set fan speed parameters without a mouse and using the graph. Everything, i mean Everything runs hotter and higher voltage than the Taichi, base CPU voltage is like 1.49, or something stupid. It drops to 1.39 ish under load, but VRMs, NB, CPU, everything is considerably hotter. I may be able to dial a lot of that down, but seems almost dangerous for default settings if someone didn't know what to look for. Seems like stability was P1, regardless of possible longevity.
I have that 2600x CPU and 16GB of DDR4 that I wasn't a fan of before I bought my B-die, so i figured I'll get another board and when ASRock pulls head out of ass, updates AGESA, I'll do a side by side and use the lesser board on the 2600x for a second machine, I have everything I'll need sitting around, including the cooler that came with the 3800X, my old 1000w Corsair PS, GTX1060 etc etc. Maybe I can get the woman hooked!
Last edited by almstsobur; 07-15-2019 at 12:15 PM.