MSI MEG X399 Creation and Threadripper 2990WX Review

VRM Temperatures

MSI MEG X399 Creation Review

VRM Temperatures

The design of the power area on the MEG X399 Creation is excellent, and indeed you have to almost wilfully under-cool it to get the temperatures to rise. Any decent amount of cooling, even two low RPM fans, is enough to keep the VRMs cool. Its this graph that proves that newer designs were needed for the 2990WX and Asus have been caught with their pants down. Their lazy add on fan not only added noise and ruined aesthetics but in reality did nothing but make the board worse.

MSI MEG X399 Creation and Threadripper 2990WX Review  

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13-08-2018, 14:29:28

Gothmoth
one thing you forgot to mention in you TR2 video is that stuff like ZIP compression, AES encoding etc. (stuff that has a heavy memory throughput) is actually a lot slower on the 32 core than on the 16 core.


it is not just some "fancy" server stuff that sees a hit beause of the infinity fabric memory architecture on the 32 core CPU.


handbrake is faster on a 16 core than on a 32 core.


it´s also not a tiny tiny hit... sometimes, depending on the app, it is a pretty big hit.


you really should expand your benchmark suite.


i don´t say that to badmouth TR2. i have two TR systems and will sure buy the 32 CPU model.

but people need to know where the 32 core shines and where not.Quote

13-08-2018, 23:12:55

Excalabur50
It was great to see this board perform like it should well done MSI and great review Guv!Quote

14-08-2018, 01:13:51

Eddie long
Well done MSI for actually sitting back and thinking about the problem , and coming out with an absolute beast of a board , not that i would ever use 32 core cpu , but its nice to dream . Nice review TomQuote
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