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post #1 of 162 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 09:37 AM - Thread Starter
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MSI has been, since then teasing new pictures on their official UK page and just recently did they dropped the bomb by showcasing that the upcoming motherboard would be using their Military Class 4 components which includes SFC’s (Super Ferrite Chokes), Black Solid state capacitors and a total of 32 VRM power phases that would deliver unprecedented amount of power and stability to the Haswell CPU core.

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I'll be interested to see how it performs in the real world, but I do feel obligated to take a jab at MSI due to their reputation derived from past designs and suggest that the VRM will still somehow find a way to explode under light load.

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I'll be interested to see how it performs in the real world, but I do feel obligated to take a jab at MSI due to their reputation derived from past designs and suggest that the VRM will still somehow find a way to explode under light load.

MSI's current 7-series Intel boards don't explode, so I doubt it.

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Pointless.

But it would have gave them more credit if they stuck 32 phases on a SB-E board. A chip that uses drastically more power.


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I clocked a 3770k to 4.8ghz with a pro 3 and who knows how many power phases that board had. 4 perhaps. 32 is just a waste
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MSI's current 7-series Intel boards don't explode, so I doubt it.

That's good to know, I prefer components that don't explode.
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Do chokes "really" convert into power phases?
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this is getting out of hand. Most people don't realize you have MOFSET pieces that are rated for well over 100-150C and can deliver plenty for a single mofset. Unless you actually search the datasheets, no information is solid. My board has mofset pieces rated for 175C and 75W each, each power phase holds 3 mofsets. That's 225w per power phase, with a total of 4 phases. Ridiculous amounts of power for a single chip, insane amounts if you ask me. If the same chips were used in an 8+2, I'd call it overkill. It is overkill too, no CPU should require those amounts of power phases.

That's just me though, I personally think we are going crazy over this stuff. Just me.

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