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MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri from Sep 27, 2017 @ 9:50 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

Right now, I am going to see how far the motherboard can push my 7900X. The best overclock (or typical one) able to pass my Handbrake 4K encoding benchmark for stability is 4.6GHz with 1.2v VCore.

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The motherboard easily pulled off a 4.6GHz overclock on all cores with XMP enabled. I set VCore to 1.2v, VCCIN at 2.1v, LLC at mode 2, and I expanded upon all DigiALL power settings. However, there is also a CPU current limit within the advanced CPU options menu in the image on the right, and I maxed that out to 1024A maximum.

Make sure you have active cooling over the VRM area, it will help keep the CPU from throttling, as it will pull a lot of power.

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