My main impression is that MOSFETs are best to have the highest current possible (A) but on the lowest dissipation power (W) possible.
The latter makes them more efficient and easier to cool.
e.g. the best Gigabytes have 40A/10.5W MOSFETs which is pretty good, a 40A/6.5W would be better and a pair of 79A/55W, 100A/69W would be usually worse. I'm sure it's not set in stone based on one part, it's about the whole package of the VRM.
I am planning to upgrade to z97 and need to make a choice tomorrow bc I don't live in the US but I'm going to go there for a few days... What board would you guys recommend me??? I am looking for overlooking features and gaming features also...
It's weird to see that MSI is now using ISL instead of IR on their higher end boards.
Same, I ordered an MSI Z97 MPOWER (Not the MAX AC), but I'm very doubtful of keeping it and might go for an Z97X-OC or VII Hero. I'm not really fond of the change from 8+8 to 6+6 and changing from full digital to digital / analog. How much of an downgrade is it actually from Z87 MPOWER's 8+8 FULL digital phase design or is it actually better?