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MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON Motherboard Review (Page 3)

By: Steven Bassiri from May 10, 2017 @ 23:41 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

Circuit Analysis

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The X370 GAMING PRO CARBON reveals some of its secrets once the heat sinks and shields are removed.

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The VRM is in an 8+2 phase configuration, and it's actually the same exact VRM I found on the X370 SLI PLUS (different filter components). The Richtek RT8894A is the 4+2 phase PWM controller used to control the core and SOC rails. A Richtek RT9624F complements the three integrated ones from the PWM, and two more are used to drive the SOC rail.

Nikos PK616BA and PK632BA PowerPAK MOSFETs are used just like on the other X370 MSI motherboards we have reviewed. To get eight phases from the four, VRM components are doubled up on to each driver channel.

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The memory VRM is a large single phase controlled by a Richtek RT8125E; it uses double the number of MOSFETs you find per phase.

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