Originally Posted by VeritronX
I have a monoblock for mine so hopefully they don't artificially limit it. The vrm components aren't bad on this board it just needed actual heatsinks =/
Even on paper you're capped at 40A x 6 powerstages at 1.2V = 288W, realistically to remain in 90% powerstage efficiency you want 25A each or less which is ~180W. If you buy a 16 core or 12 core you're going to be limited , as if it's like Ryzen+ the cores can use up to 22W each when overclocked not including IO die. It's decent for any 8 core though runs hot due to heatsink size/area and lack of a heatpipe. I don't think they anticipated a 12 core when the X370 boards were made, even the top end X370 boards from Asus/Asrock/MSI have this same issue.
See datasheet https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/ir3553...5355cd94ee1767
Originally Posted by Shenhua
So, in a well ventilated case, it handles 150-160w like a breeze or.....not that easy!?
How is it for RAM OC? I know the CPU gen has the last word on that, but how does it compare to the rest of the market regarding RAM.
150W-160W it'll start to get hot but nothing worrying, at 180W (per hwinfo64 package power) or so it's easily 85°C as been tested by myself and hwcooling
^ in their review 85°C with 209W at wall (Seasonic Titanium PSU) suggests around 180W CPU power , their stock CPU consumed 163W
^ board is X370 Gaming 5 which is same PCB as K7 , they tested the change of thermal pad which suggests it's mainly a heatsink issue.
It's mediocre for RAM OC, you'll be able to do 3400C16 /3533C16/ 3200C14 though. It's due to the t-topology that was present on X370, which is better for 4 sticks (but Ryzen doesn't like 4 sticks). On X570 AMD is pushing for daisy chain on all boards which is better for 2 sticks.
edit: found my old screenshots
170W CPU power, 185W CPU+SOC running Prime95 with 1300RPM TY-147 fan speed