Originally Posted by LuckyImperial
Well, your speculation on VRM manufacturers is just that...speculation. We really have no idea what parts will go into these boards, and if a 6 phase B350 can spit out 150W safely, you'll see plenty of good OC's. My FX-8350 eats 180W ~1.5V full load, so there's no real NEED for 300W outputs on Ryzen.
I recommend going 6-phase like you want (Gigabyte or something) and immediately swapping out the TIM for some Sarcon or something if you're really worried about thermal load.
Edit: We're not dealing with Bulldozer/Piledriver here. We may find that the Ryzen chips do just fine on heatsinked 6 phase boards.
I guess it's not Bulldozer super volcano we are dealing with here but we have no numbers at all for wattage on the Ryzen processors. That makes me a bit worried.
I have a alphacool watercooling kit to transfer so I can cool the cpu no problems with a new bracket so the thing to limit me will be VRM thermals & capability.
I maxed my current MB until I smelt smoke and tuned back a notch and settled. (took some dmg but stable function)
I would have liked a better selection than we got compared what's available in similar prices on older tech.
Gigabyte X570 AORUS XTREME, Ryzen 7 3800X 4.4Ghz, 4266/1900 MEM/FCLK, 126.96.36.199.76.tRFC 650 1T 1.600V
4x8Gb Kingston HX434C19FB2K2/16 3466C19 1.2V (Micron E-die 16nm)
OLD: Biostar x470GT8 Ryzen 7 1700 @ ~4.0Ghz CPU, 3200Mhz RAM ...