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On 5/6/2020 at 7:00 PM, aerotracks said:

Z490I Unify has 8 phases with 90A Powerstages, should be enough on that side? It's a promising looking board for sure. My biggest concern is BIOS ready for C14 action? as well as voltages being fully open or not.

I would really enjoy a good memory-clocking board that doesn't break the bank.

That would interest me too. Since Apex won't be directly avaiable at launch this one could be a cheaper option for time beeing.

The Z390 Itx from MSI was pretty good at mem oc. 

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1 hour ago, Sparky's__Adventure said:

It seems the Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Elite is acceptable for mem oc. 4800 14-14 without much fuss, not bad at all for a $200 4-dimm board. I have heard someone mention they got 5000+, but I have not seen screenshots of that yet.

would be nice if no soldering needed to run XP

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1 hour ago, Leeghoofd said:

Yep seems Gigabyte have got a great board there too, think HiCookie already shown 5400 on fakebook

Old es 0000 id in cpuz have much better imcs than the retail es. Maybe wait to see what p1 or qs can do before making any judgement. 

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27 minutes ago, Alex@ro said:

Well check the performance as well, some subs on 4 dimmers to hit 4800c14 are horrible, tcwl 18 and stuff like that....

This!

Also loose RTL (i.e. 65 65 14 15 etc ...)

Still think 4 dimm might be interesting for full bank, sure the clocks won''t be there but I think the performance could be nice if tuned correctly.

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On 5/24/2020 at 3:30 AM, BoTSkill said:

Apex like always. Dark is pricy and usually EVGA boards have slow bios support to non existant.

On Z390, Apex was cheaper then Dark. Yes, Asus releases more BIOSes than EVGA, but both boards run great (I have both of them), so I don't see the relevance of release timing.

Also, Vince is uploading XOC BIOSes periodically, so support is far from non existent.

Moreover, EVGA warranty is international and covers OC while Asus not on both matters.

Maybe Z490 Dark will be cheaper and available in Europe faster and wider.

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9 hours ago, Bruno said:

On Z390, Apex was cheaper then Dark. Yes, Asus releases more BIOSes than EVGA, but both boards run great (I have both of them), so I don't see the relevance of release timing.

Also, Vince is uploading XOC BIOSes periodically, so support is far from non existent.

Moreover, EVGA warranty is international and covers OC while Asus not on both matters.

Maybe Z490 Dark will be cheaper and available in Europe faster and wider.

Im pretty sure it wont be cheaper than Maximus XII Apex.

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On 5/7/2020 at 8:30 AM, l0ud_sil3nc3 said:

I think it will as well, I just haven't seen it yet but hopefully Vince will show us the magic when it's ready.

 

 

Vince hasn't done 2D in years, will have to be someone else like Luumi. PR says the board has XP support tho. 

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