Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Champion Sub-Zero Overclocking Review




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CPU VRM


On Gigabyte’s product page, you can find an overview with the board strokes on what the selected components are good for. I have added two of the main points in here as the next two pictures. Essentially they are promoting the use of the all-in-one MOSFET that combines the high-side MOSFET, low-side MOSFET, and the driver IC all into one package. This takes up far less space, looks better, and likely simplifies the manufacturing process.

2015-09-29 15_53_34-GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 2011-3 - GA-X99-SOC Champion (rev. 1.0)

2015-09-29 15_53_02-GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 2011-3 - GA-X99-SOC Champion (rev. 1.0)

Here you see a close-up of the CPU VRM area, it may look rather small to be able to push a 5960X to 6GHz and run some benchmarks with the processor fully loaded but it is more than capable as proven by overclocker Steponz proved with his insane wprime run.

Here we see the close up of the International Rectifier IR3556 PowlRstage that has an integrated driver, Schottky diode, control MOSFET and synchronous MOSFET. Paired with the server level chokes that can handle high current loads and the Durable Black solid caps this setup will provide your overclocking with smooth power delivery to the CPU even under the harshest conditions.

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