On the x470 motherboard reviews I'm trying to make a point of testing performance and capabilities of "fully populated" memory speeds in a worst case (mixed memory types) config. It can make a big difference in performance if the timings don't line up just right for memory in both dual and quad stick configurations.

R7 2700 Max all-core Speed: 4.2ghz all core (best voltage 1.30v/soc 1.05v) Max single-core turbo 4.250 ghz.

R7 2700X Max all-core speed: 4.150ghz (best voltage 1.4250 v/stock soc), 2700x best single-core Max turbo speed (4.525ghz) w/AIO cooler (1.53v).

On Power Delivery: I think I said something like "14-ish phase" design -- it's a 12+4 phase design. (6+2 w/doublers all around -- I thought the SOC lacked doublers. They're there. Don't need them, but they're there.). This is really, really overkill and mostly not an important point on Ryzen boards thus with the current CPU lineup.

Is the 2700 a better all-core overclocker than the 2700x because those parts are lower-leakage (so less wattage)? Or is it because I lost the silicon lottery on the 2700x? Perhaps a bit of both?

Will do a separate video on this similar to the "What is SenseMI doing for me?" because those are related.

Note at one point I might have said Quad Channel when referring to memory -- if that's the case I meant Quad Stick config. Lol oops. Only X299/X399 is quad channel. I know that, just misspoke. :-P

I think it was cut accidentally, one thing I mentioned but would like to re-emphasize is that I would have liked to see this board was a USB bios flash or roust bios recovery option. We learned how important that is on the 1st gen ryzen boards, but it isn't here on this board yet. Something to consider if you're thinking you might swap around your CPUs a lot.

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