Review: MSI Creator TRX40 motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It is time to review the next TREX in line, the MSI Creator TRX40. This Threadripper 3000 motherboard is ready for anything from 24 to 64 cores really. It has a beefy 16-phase VRM, you may mount up-to...

    Review: MSI Creator TRX40 motherboard
     
  2. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    thank you specifically for this one Hilbert, going to read it later saturday but I can't wait to read the review while I wait for my parts because I already ordered one
     
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  3. toyo

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    It's not really important, but the CPUZ single thread scores look kind of weird. There's no way for a 8600 to get higher scores than a 8700k. The 7740X also should not have a way to get that score. This is older silicon with lower boost clocks, although let's be honest, Kaby and Coffee Lake cores are more or less identical. Same goes for the 7900x. Even the 9600K boosts a bit lower than the 8700K, although one could make the argument for newer silicon with the hardware mitigations in it.
    By the way, the bench scores differences between CPUZ versions can be dramatic. I know it is not feasible to redo the older parts each CPUZ release, however, you'll end up with the weird chart where the 8700K is somehow on par with the 4790K in single thread performance.
     
  4. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    Ok got it, took me 3 days to have an useable OS for several reasons...
    here's an early feedback 3950x+msi creator

    1) the bottom fan spins almost nonstop for me (didn't have time to check if there's a setting for it) but maybe there's a reason...
    2) yep MSI didn't lie, I now have 3x M.2 Nvme drives + 6x sata ssds plugged in and working at their expected speeds (unlike most of the motherboards using the ASM1061) this may be why my PCH fan is spinning I also have 8 various USB things (peripherals, drives,soundcard) connected 24/24 at the rear but still have 2 free ports on the rear i/o which is nice
    3) I read and watched all the reviews but reading numbers and actually having them in your computer is two different things the motherboard cooling is very important in TRX40 because the cpu draws 200w nonstop for me (stock) I'm at idle is in the 200-240w which is pretty much the double of my previous 9900k, running cinebench I reach 490watts for the system (stock settings everywhere no tweaks) more than my 9900k but since I have 3x more cores it's a good result I think

    my games aren't working yet but I'm a bit scared of what the power draw will be with heavy games like borderlands 3, 600+ I guess I already ordered a 1200w psu I don't want to run a 800 psu so close to max power (I had one explode back in the days with sli which destroyed some mb ports and 1 of the videocard)
    and this may sound the end of my RGB craze as you need serious cooling for those beastly cpu, for example on my 9900k I couldn't feel any heat coming out of my AIO at idle it was cold or nearly, 3960x at idle you can feel hot air coming out of the rad as soon as you power on

    even if I had the money for a 32 cores I feared this and was right, if they make 48-64 cores I don't see with what you are going to cool them custom loop only ?
     

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