So, I've stumbled upon something truly curious. Ok, so in my earlier posts I complained about default vcore being ridiculously high, and I am 125% adamant that it's not because of XFR - this was observed @ 0902 bios and 0038 bios. Well, last night, after clearing CMOS for the 20th time because of 0d Qcodes, I am seeing 1.199v in bios with everything stock, and the prior behavior went away. Now, idk what might have caused it, what changed, why this CMOS clear was any different from prior CMOS clears, why the issue originally appeared in the first place, but now my Auto (default) vcore setting at everything stock is back to normal, akin to what I first observed with the old bios with which the board came with, the first time I booted the system.
Side note: My rig is running P95 while I hear Initial D - Gas, Gas, Gas theme playing in the background. Glorious.