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Old 27-03-17, 05:43 PM
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MSI B350 Tomahawk AM4 Motherboard Review



If the X370 motherboard range is a little too expensive for your taste then perhaps the B350 chipset equipped Tomahawk will hit the sweet spot.


MSI B350 Tomahawk AM4 Motherboard Review

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Old 28-03-17, 01:52 AM
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Not finished reading through the review (haven't watched the video yet either) but I am pretty impressed with those OC numbers from a lower end board. Basically the same as all the other expensive boards.

Edit: really strange results for the Gaming benches. The CH6 is at least an extra 15FPS ahead of all the other boards(in the OC test)? How in the world does a motherboard make that much of a difference?
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Old 28-03-17, 10:46 AM
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Not finished reading through the review (haven't watched the video yet either) but I am pretty impressed with those OC numbers from a lower end board. Basically the same as all the other expensive boards.

Edit: really strange results for the Gaming benches. The CH6 is at least an extra 15FPS ahead of all the other boards(in the OC test)? How in the world does a motherboard make that much of a difference?
So far the only difference would be BCLK overclock
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Not finished reading through the review (haven't watched the video yet either) but I am pretty impressed with those OC numbers from a lower end board. Basically the same as all the other expensive boards.

Edit: really strange results for the Gaming benches. The CH6 is at least an extra 15FPS ahead of all the other boards(in the OC test)? How in the world does a motherboard make that much of a difference?
Yeah, the fact that a low end motherboard achieved such a solid overclock with the top-tier eight-core makes me much more hopeful that decent speed on an mITX board with a six-core R5 will be possible.

Now we just need to see if ASUS will do an X300 version of their Z270i.
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Running this board with Bios Version 1.31. Can get my Corsair LPX 3200 @ 2933 with X-AMP. Can l ask which Bios Version was running for this review TTL?
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Old 29-03-17, 10:32 AM
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Running this board with Bios Version 1.31. Can get my Corsair LPX 3200 @ 2933 with X-AMP. Can l ask which Bios Version was running for this review TTL?
I cant remember the number now, it was one MSI sent over and I cant check because the board has gone back already.

Try upping your SOC volts and manually setting 3200MHz
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I cant remember the number now, it was one MSI sent over and I cant check because the board has gone back already.

Try upping your SOC volts and manually setting 3200MHz
Thanks TTL will give it a bash, feel better soon dude.
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This was a great review despite you being crook Tom and I must say it was a real pleasant change to hear you say how well MSI nailed it this time with the voltages lets just hope they don't go back to their old habits with wild voltages
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CrossFire Support

My understanding is that all B350 chipsets will support AMD Crossfire but not Nvidia SLI. In fact on Newegg Crossfire support is listed for the Tomahawk.
Can you confirm this as your article states that this board will not support CrossFire?
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Old 29-03-17, 05:56 PM
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Also is there any information as to the quality of the VRM, i.e. Japanese Capacitors and Chokes?
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