Mid-Range X79 Boards’ VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

Specific to the motherboards tested, the results are as follows:

ECS X79R-AX

Turbo Boost was not functioning at extreme stress, so the CPU only ran at 3.20 GHz, voltage only remained around 1.34V, and hence VRM temperature stayed at 54.3 °C.

151c Mid Range X79 Boards VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

MSI X79A-GD45

This board, like the ECS one, stuck at 3.20 GHz, with MOSFET temperature of 65.2 °C.

151d Mid Range X79 Boards VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

 

ASRock X79 Extreme4

This board's VRM was found to be reliable, according to the reviewer, it reached and maintained 1.4V CPU VRM. The CPU ran at 3.50 GHz, but throttled down to 3.20 GHz under extreme stress. Its VRM temperature recorded 89.8 °C.

151e Mid Range X79 Boards VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

 

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Specific to the motherboards tested, the results are as follows:

ECS X79R-AX

Turbo Boost was not functioning at extreme stress, so the CPU only ran at 3.20 GHz, voltage only remained around 1.34V, and hence VRM temperature stayed at 54.3 °C.

151c Mid Range X79 Boards VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

MSI X79A-GD45

This board, like the ECS one, stuck at 3.20 GHz, with MOSFET temperature of 65.2 °C.

151d Mid Range X79 Boards VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

 

ASRock X79 Extreme4

This board's VRM was found to be reliable, according to the reviewer, it reached and maintained 1.4V CPU VRM. The CPU ran at 3.50 GHz, but throttled down to 3.20 GHz under extreme stress. Its VRM temperature recorded 89.8 °C.

151e Mid Range X79 Boards VRM Tested, Equally Stable, Equally Flawed

 

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