Originally Posted by hemon
Can someone maybe help me to get new motherboard for 9900k?
Budget 200 to 250€ and I prefer to get wifi/bluethooth with it.
I have thinking these boards but I can't decide which one to get:
Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING
ASRock Z390 Extreme4
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI
MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Thank you very much for the help!
if you're going to get Gigabyte, get the Ultra over the Pro, great VRM setup, and much better VRM heatsink.
"So it could handle an OC'd 9600k just fine?
It should be able to handle an overclocked i9-9900K as well with a bit of luck. :-P
However the Ultra and Master have definitely the bigger and better heat-sinks over the VRMs.
So, if you opt for an i9-9900K that costs a fortune + overclock, i would spend a bit more on the motherboard.
Now, i would strongly recommend for not getting the Master but instead opt for the Ultra!
And that for two reasons.
The Master uses a 40A power stage (IR3553) and the Ultra uses a 50A power stage (SiC634)
And secondly and most important the Master is using simple doublers (IR3599), but the Ultra does use the more advanced doublers. (ISL6617)
And these doublers are supporting current balancing and this makes them the better doublers.
Actually this is what makes these doublers to be better:
Patented Current Balancing with DCR Current Sensing and Adjustable Gain
Followed by this...
Channel current balance is essential in achieving the thermal advantage of multiphase operation. With good current balance, the power loss is equally dissipated over multiple devices and a greater area.
Sorry it took that long, but i consulted the manual to be sure. :-P"
"Yes but the ultra has the better VRM heat-sinks!
1. Multi-Cut Heatsink
Multiple fin-cut on heatsink to improve thermal performance by increasing heat dissipation surface and maintain stylish aesthetic.
2. Direct Touch Heatpipe
Direct Touch Heatpipe helps transfer heat from MOSFET to heatsink, also connects two parts of MOSFET heatsink for the best cooling performance.
3. Thick Thermal Pad
By using 1.5mm thicker thermal pad, it can provide better contact pressure between heatsink and components and faster heat transfer.
The VRM heat-sinks of the Pro are simpler.