VRM Load-Line Visualized

Many like to tinker with their motherboard load-line settings to achieve better overclocking results. But how does this setting really work and how does the voltage output change with it? Check below to find out. What is Load-Line? The load-line setting, normally in mΩ (milliohms), determines how much the output voltage decreases when loaded. This…

AMD Ryzen 3000 Investigated

This is a brief summary with limited testing to highlight changes to memory and fabric behavior on Zen 2 (Matisse). As you’ve probably seen, Ryzen 3000 is capable of much higher memory speeds than previous generations. The main reason for this is added circuitry on-chip that allows running the memory clock (MCLK) asynchronous from the…

EVC2 Status Update

The EVC2 is soon ready for release and should be available in mid-June. It’s estimated to cost 35 USD without the OLED display which will be a 5 USD add-on. Quick specs 3x I2C headers working at 3.3-5.0V 1x UART header, TX 3.3V RX 3.3-5.0V 1x SPI header with on-board supply (0.8-3.6V) VMOD header for…

Radeon RX 480 Running 1700 MHz Core

After working out some quirks I finally got around to test the RX480 full out on LN2. It’s not incredible but not all bad. This specific card was not the best clocker to begin with so I think we can see up to 1800 MHz on a better sample. The highest validated result was done…