In this episode, Leo and Luke discuss new AMD X570S motherboards with an appearance by MSI’s MPG X570S Carbon EK X. As usual, ramblings hit a variety of topics including liquid cooling, airflow, and Leo’s own system that he uses daily.
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- That name enough of a mouthful?
- EK liquid cooling by default
- Should we have basic VRM heatsink installed as standard?
- How do you stress test in a simple way initially?
- Leak tester included
- That EK monoblock is heavy!
- Nickel-plated copper
- Nice and easy to install, by the looks of it
- About 100 $/£ extra for the block worth it?
- Is it new chipset?
- Technically, the X570 chipset itself has not changed according to our AMD contact
- X570S is a marketing term used by the motherboard vendors to highlight their ‘silent’ chipset boards
- There are some older fanless X570 boards, remember
- Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme
- ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
- B550 is technically inferior
- But is it really inferior in reality?
- The lack of an onboard fan has always been quite appealing to us
- Though less PCIe Gen 4 capability is a downside
- Have you been annoyed by your X570 motherboard’s fan?
- And how fast does it spin?
- Passively cooling the X570 chipset shouldn’t be such a tough task
- Especially with the monster heatsinks on modern motherboards
- Were the original X570 designs too cautious with chipset cooling?
- Gigabyte, ASUS, and MSI X570S board reviews coming soon
- What about cooling those Gen 4 SSDs under the cooling shroud?
Liquid cooling airflow is a challenge
- Rad positioning can hugely influence your motherboard, VRM, and SSD cooling behaviour
- Liquid cooling the GPU is glorious!
- CPUs show good benefit too
- Do you run a CPU-only liquid cooling loop?
- What is your opinion on custom liquid without the GPU in the loop?
Leo forgets to breathe when around glorious hardware
- CPUs make him short of breathe
- And so does working with wallet-busting graphics cards!
- Don’t mess up the block installation!
Things are flowing…
- The monoblock has a small flowmeter integrated
- Will it make any noise, Luke asks?
- ‘No’, Leo answers!
- A noisy flowmeter on a passive board would be ironic
How much cooling does AMD Ryzen need?
- The 5950X kicks out a bunch of power
- But its thermals are OK
- The 5900X, on the other hand!
- Austrian muscle to save the day…?
- We’re talking about Noctua, of course!
- Never mind, Arnie!
- Cooling the GPU reaps major rewards!
- But we won’t argue with CPU liquid cooling either
Anybody remember the R9 295X2 and its single 120mm rad?
- Dual R9 290X GPUs overclocked and on a single board
- All cooled by a 120mm radiator
- Now, that was an optimistic way to manage 500W of graphics card!
- The rule of thumb is 1x 120mm unit plus 1x120mm per component
- So maybe we are simply overdoing it with radiator area on custom loops
- Especially when compared to the R9 295X2
- But will new hardware and higher-powered processors change things?
MSI X570S passively cooled, with a monoblock
- Leo will be doing an actual review of this board, so keep an eye out for it
- And we will also be looking at other X570S motherboards
- Do you think AMD X570 has earned a price premium over Intel mainstream chipset motherboards?
Let’s talk Leo’s own system
- Would you be happy to buy X570/AM4 knowing that a replacement platform is due next year?
- Leo runs Threadripper 2000 on X399
- It was upgraded from Threadripper 1000 when Threadripper 2000 was discounted
- Leo really wants Threadripper 3000
- And the high-end, absolutely superb TRX40 platform
- Better raid the piggy bank!
- Do YOU care if a platform is end-of-life when you want to buy it?
- Does Windows 11 quirky support change your perspective?
- Maybe AM4 and Zen 3 would be a very good option for Leo to upgrade to?
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KitGuru says: Are you excited by some of the new X570S options? Or is your upgrade money earmarked for Intel Z690 or AMD AM5?