Hello, I have an Asus B85M-G motherboard, and an i7-4790 (non-K), and after doing some research I found that the Asus B85M-G has 3 power phases (VRMs). I am using this pc for gaming, but do not plan on overclocking, will 3 power phases of the B85M-G be enough to supply the cpu with the power it needs? Are the higher power phase designs (4+1 etc) only meant for overclocking?
Thank you for any help and clarification in advance.
Last replyBest Answer
More aboutasus b85m power phases overclocking
That board will run the 4790 just fine don't stress it your fine with what you have.
Thank you for such a fast reply Zerk2012. So even if I am recording gameplay with x264 (using the CPU, hitting around 70-80% cpu usage), the board can handle that without throttling the cpu? (due to heat from the power phases/not enough power from the power phases)
So what would the advantages in having more power phases be for non-overclockers?
Thats just a 84 watt processor you can run it 100% 24/7 if you wish. No overclocking adding more phases don't matter.
Thank you for your help and prompt replies Zerk2012
But what if you put an 88W 4790K, will it still be okay to run it 24/7 100% with 3 phases and naked VRM? No throttling in this scenario? Do you have to disable turbo or you can still benefit it also with B85M series mobos?