WebsterRKLThe Z590 Dark actually tells you which M.2 slot is PCIe 4.0 directly on the board - no manual needed. lol ...and I don't even own the board. Nice photographs tech brother! Your tower of cooling power is SWEET!
frankd3WebsterRKLThe Z590 Dark actually tells you which M.2 slot is PCIe 4.0 directly on the board - no manual needed. lol ...and I don't even own the board. Nice photographs tech brother! Your tower of cooling power is SWEET! Now that's embarrassing.Shows you how observant I am.It's right there is his picture.
babayegagoing above 5.3 needs avx offset 1 and avx 512 offset 1. if u run higher than 5.3 clocks on avx workload it will clock down to 5.3. this is an intel thing.
pclausenI think I figured out why my core temps were so high. I had the flow reversed through the Optimus Foundation block. It should flow in to the center and exit from the sides. I'll be sure to reverse it once I get done putting everything into my Core 9 case. That case just swallowed up that large Z590 Dark: Other side: Nest up will be mounting the dual 480's in the top rails. I stole the AX1500i from my AMD rig and gave it the EVGA P1200, which should be plenty since that rig will just have a single 3090 and a 5950X is not nearly as power hungry as a 11900K.
WebsterRKLbabayegagoing above 5.3 needs avx offset 1 and avx 512 offset 1. if u run higher than 5.3 clocks on avx workload it will clock down to 5.3. this is an intel thing.I'm not running any AVX or AVX 512 applications at all so I just disable both. I also disable Adaptive Boost Technology and disable MultiCore Enhancement and just go manual setting each core to its own clock speed. There are some amazing combinations! With the 5.5Ghz in bios that's two cores at 55 two cores at 52 two cores at 49. But I don't run that as a daily, lol. That's only for Single Thread benchmarks like Cinebench and CPUZ. But that's for CPU only overclocking - when you begin to overclock your mem kits unfortunately the higher they clock the lower your CPU will clock, at least that's how it happens for me on air. With b-die:4800Mhz CL16 the cpu will clock up to 5.3Ghz5066Mhz CL17 the cpu will only clock to 5.1Ghz With Hynix:5333Mhz CL20, CPU clocks to 5.3Ghz (kinda cool 5.3Ghz CPU and 5.3Ghz memory) 5333Mhz CL19 CPU only clocks to 5.2Ghz5600Mhz CL20 CPU clocks to 5.2Ghz5866Mhz CL21 CPU only clocks to 5.1Ghz That's Rocket Lake I guess at least with air-cooling. Custom water you may achieve much better results, I just don't know.
pclausenHere's my result from CrystalDiskMark: Those numbers are ok, but then I ran the same test on my 570X rig (5950X) which edges it out on sequential reads and puts the smack down on random read/write compared to the Z590: The 570X rig has dual Sabrent 1G NVMe 4.0 drives in it and I did the test to the D: game drive and not the OS drive, but I was not expecting that big of a difference, especially since the Z590 has a clean Win 11 install (both are on Win11). To be fair, the X570 is running a 17% or so OC where the Z590 is stock except for memory being set to XMP1 gear 1. Full specs on each rig: Intel Rig:Mobo: EVGA Z590 DarkCPU: 11900KRAM: G.Skill Trident Z Neo F4-3600C14D-16GTZNB (single rank)M.2: 1x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0GPU: PNY GT720 (will be replaced with 2x EVGA 3090 FTW3 in SLI once CPU is tuned)CPU Cooler: Optimus FoundationPump: EKWB EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 300 D5 PWM Pump-ReservoirRad: 1x XSPC 480 (will be 2x EXPC 480 once the 3090's are on water)PSU: EVGA 1200 P2 AMD Rig:Mobo: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII FormulaCPU: 5950XRAM: G,Skill Trident Z Neo F4-3600C16D-16GTZNCM.2: 2x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0GPU: EVGA RTX 3090 KingPin HCCPU Cooler: XSPCPump: EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM Pump-ReservoirRad: 480 Thick (forget brand/model)PSU: Corsair AX1500i Will be interesting to pit the 2 rigs against each other once the Intel rig has been tweaked.
pclausenImpressive numbers! Got everything wired and plumbed. It actually does look mostly empty still, lol. Aqua Controller: The Thermaltake Core 9 isn't my favorite case given how huge it is. I prefer open cases, but since I had this sitting in the attic and it has a 5 1/4" opening (very rare these days) for the Aqua Controller, I decided to use it for this build. If I go hard tubing later, I'll definitely get a different case and I guess I don't really need to keep the display attached to the Aqua Controller, which will expand my selection quite a bit. Cinebench 15 run is barely registering on the coolant temp graph: The PSU definitely did notice the run however: Core temps are much better now that the coolant is flowing in the right direction: Guess I'm ready to drop in the 3090's next!