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03-11-2019 01:50 PM
FlanK3r Good article, nice to see Steponz guy in review

I like my Apex as enthusiast OC board. Only XP support ismissing on Apex XI (but could be added with unofficial BIOS?). But Dark is one of the best OC boards, thats true (in TOP5 for LGA1151)
03-06-2019 11:08 PM
Atlantida Great Guide. I was actually looking at this board and noticed the price. I think I'll just continue to look at it, until the price drops. I do appreciate their attention to simplicity and stability over bling and aesthetics, though I think this board looks amazing. But the price and availability is just too much.
03-04-2019 08:15 AM
tatmMRKIV elmor is an asus rep... I think he wants you to give the new apex some attention... Sadly the good asus OC boards aren't available in the US


I just mean on the forum someone, has gone through and found out what voltage ranges the LLC settings do. you should hunt for that...

really the LLC is the most difficult part of this board
03-04-2019 07:40 AM
Jedson3614
Quote: Originally Posted by elmor View Post
I appreciate the way you received my feedback. Of course, it's fine to say that you like the board and that it's the best you've tested.
When reviewing items you kind of have to accept constructive criticism. I don't mind when people have issues and they offer a solution or suggestions. It's when people complain but don't offer any value. That never helps the reviewer grow.
03-03-2019 06:54 PM
elmor
Quote: Originally Posted by Jedson3614 View Post
Good point! I’m going to reword it to the best one I’ve tested becuase I’ve only tested a few. I will reword it and update the article. Thanks for your input. I think the point I was trying to make was I love the layout and I’ve had better successful memory overclocks with this board. I’m over 4000MHz. I am going to add in an update soon.

I can add in results from the other boards I’ve used for comparison. What tests would you like to see? I’m trying to add more value to my reviews and like anything it’s a process. Every audience can be tricky!
I appreciate the way you received my feedback. Of course it's fine to say that you like the board and that it's the best you've tested.
03-02-2019 06:59 AM
Jedson3614
Quote: Originally Posted by tatmMRKIV View Post
Yeah I only use e-leet for monitoring, and other people have also had issues with making adjustments from it.

you should check out the evga forum for info on the vdroop. the evga bios is not like other setups.
Yeah, I can! Since I'm testing it though and supposed to learn and be the expert on it, I may just play around with it. I've looked into it and worked with EVGA on it. I think normal believe it or not may be my best bet but I don't mind the voltage overshooting a little bit. I'm trying to get my voltage as static as possible to my manual input.
03-02-2019 05:46 AM
Jedson3614
Quote: Originally Posted by elmor View Post
I'm sure this is a great board by EVGA, they've certainly put much effort into making the board. However, to state "I think this is the best Z390 motherboard you can get" without testing the competition for comparison is taking quite some liberty.
Good point! I’m going to reword it to the best one I’ve tested becuase I’ve only tested a few. I will reword it and update the article. Thanks for your input. I think the point I was trying to make was I love the layout and I’ve had better successful memory overclocks with this board. I’m over 4000MHz. I am going to add in an update soon.

I can add in results from the other boards I’ve used for comparison. What tests would you like to see? I’m trying to add more value to my reviews and like anything it’s a process. Every audience can be tricky!
03-01-2019 11:17 PM
elmor I'm sure this is a great board by EVGA, they've certainly put much effort into making the board. However, to state "I think this is the best Z390 motherboard you can get" without testing the competition for comparison is taking quite some liberty.
03-01-2019 10:45 PM
tatmMRKIV
Quote: Originally Posted by Jedson3614 View Post
Hey, thank you for commenting here. Love to interact with you guys and appreciate the feedback. I am going to update the article becuase I did get 4000MHz with 1.4V at 18-20-20-44 timings.

I am also going to add in cinebench runs and may move away from these hotter tests. I cruelly have been using PowerMax by CPUID nd like that but it also run hot.

It good when people actually comment on what tests they want to see rather than complain with no suggestions.

E-Leet is not fully functional for me as a platform. I can open it and monitor stuff just fine but it freezes my PC anytime to make any voltage adjustments.

Has nothing to do with my overclock. It happens at stock too. I feel the latest UEFI BIOS may have some bugs to work out.

I have VDROOP set close to max (75%) with little drop and my VCore and VID shoot past what I manually set. With 1.25V I see 1.28 under load. It’s acting like adaptive even though I set manually. There is a disable VDROOP but I havn’t tested what that actually does. Seems it may actually allow a static voltage but I havn’t tried it yet.
Yeah I only use e-leet for monitoring, and other people have also had issues with making adjustments from it.

you should check out the evga forum for info on the vdroop. the evga bios is not like other setups.
02-28-2019 07:56 AM
Jedson3614
Quote: Originally Posted by tatmMRKIV View Post
IMPORTANT NOTE: EVGA e-leet is the only way to monitor voltages everything else does VID

Id say to throw cinebench r15 and geekbench in there, as well as XTU(since evga themselves said thats what you should test stability on on this board)
cinebench is really a really good quick test that will help you chasedown the vcore you need.
geekbench3 modded to 64bit is also very good.
I find if you can't pass these you won't be long term stable. if you can you almost definitely will be.. also they take alot less time then you can try your long benches

And I dont know why anyone recommends P95 its hitter than every other test and I can't see anyone outside of editing and hardcore computing that would run into those situations... I mean you can get an additional multi usually if you ignore prime95... it doesn't make you more stable... if anything it degrades your IMC on this Gen because they arent supposed to be exposed to extreme heat



VCCSA and vccio were 1.4vdmm and 1.42vdmm for trident royale 4600
Hey, thank you for commenting here. Love to interact with you guys and appreciate the feedback. I am going to update the article becuase I did get 4000MHz with 1.4V at 18-20-20-44 timings.

I am also going to add in cinebench runs and may move away from these hotter tests. I cruelly have been using PowerMax by CPUID nd like that but it also run hot.

It good when people actually comment on what tests they want to see rather than complain with no suggestions.

E-Leet is not fully functional for me as a platform. I can open it and monitor stuff just fine but it freezes my PC anytime to make any voltage adjustments.

Has nothing to do with my overclock. It happens at stock too. I feel the latest UEFI BIOS may have some bugs to work out.

I have VDROOP set close to max (75%) with little drop and my VCore and VID shoot past what I manually set. With 1.25V I see 1.28 under load. It’s acting like adaptive even though I set manually. There is a disable VDROOP but I havn’t tested what that actually does. Seems it may actually allow a static voltage but I havn’t tried it yet.
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