MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

Test Setup

MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans


Overclocking

Demonstrating how good the power capabilities and design of the B450 Carbon is, we managed to stretch the clocks of our Ryzen 7 2700X all the way to 4.2 Ghz across all eight cores. As we keep mentioning, when it comes to overclocking the Ryzen it isn't about having one or two cores running as quickly as possible, but getting a consistent clock speed across all the cores so that those demanding tasks get more horsepower to play with. You can tell which tasks these are from our benchmarks, where the 1 or 2 core tests utilise the automatic Turbo function to equal our overclock results with a stock setup, whilst the ones that the overclock smashes the stock usually use all the cores available.

MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review 

Temperatures

MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review  

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Most Recent Comments

23-08-2018, 09:39:27

AlienALX
That's quite nice that. Almost like B350 Strix "I am cheap but I look expensive" nice.

I don't bother with wishlists though. I usually make them, then end up buying it all by the time the day is out lmao.Quote

23-08-2018, 13:35:36

Darkdayzzz
Just as a "warning" so to speak - when you use a M.2 NVME drive it disables 2 of the SATA ports from functioning. This applies each time you use another M.2 slot, atleast it does on the AsRock build I just made for my work.

Dual Samsung 970 NVMEs in Raid 1 and it causes me to lose 4 SATA connections. Which left me with 4 available SATA slots since the motherboard had 8 to start with. This would have happened regardless of RAID or not.

This is just a warning as I said since if I used both M.2 slots on this MSI board I'd not have enough room SATA plug wise to get all the HDDs in place due to the M.2 use disabling one set (2) SATA slots each.

Again, this is on my ASRock board for the build at work, I don't know if this affects all boards that have M.2 slots... just trying to help with this info is all :PQuote

23-08-2018, 22:47:19

NickOmega
Actually looked through this one quite intently because I have this mobo sat on my desk waiting for me to get around to building; Just need vendors/nvidia to stop with the rip-off prices for 2 year old GPUs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkdayzzz View Post
Just as a "warning" so to speak - when you use a M.2 NVME drive it disables 2 of the SATA ports from functioning. This applies each time you use another M.2 slot, atleast it does on the AsRock build I just made for my work.

Dual Samsung 970 NVMEs in Raid 1 and it causes me to lose 4 SATA connections. Which left me with 4 available SATA slots since the motherboard had 8 to start with. This would have happened regardless of RAID or not.

This is just a warning as I said since if I used both M.2 slots on this MSI board I'd not have enough room SATA plug wise to get all the HDDs in place due to the M.2 use disabling one set (2) SATA slots each.

Again, this is on my ASRock board for the build at work, I don't know if this affects all boards that have M.2 slots... just trying to help with this info is all :P
This is the block diagram from the user guide.
https://i.imgur.com/FGyPNp3.jpg


and in the specification:
Quote:
PCI_E2, PCI_E3, PCI_E4 and PCI_E5 slots will be unavailable when installing M.2 PCIe SSD in M2_2 slot.

SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a M.2 device in M2_1 slot.
M2_1 is the upper port, M2_2 is the lowerQuote
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