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Z790 APEX Availability Overclocking and Playtime Thread : )

iBruceypoo
Level 16
Newegg listing November 2nd and 3rd:

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Newegg listing November 4th, today:

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Did Newegg sell out their known incoming quantity of boards as Pre-Orders in 48hours? OR did they simply change the purchasing status?

Who knows right?

Did anyone grab a pre-order?
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W
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Braegnok wrote:
From the reviews, it seems the gen 5 NVMe SSDs run hot,.. I agree waiting to see temps, both with factory cooling solution, and active cooling.

I plan on modifying the Z790 Apex 5.0 M.2 card,.. hopefully the Alphacool Core M.2 NVMe 4.0 PCIe block will match-up, mount to Apex 5.0 card, or can be modified to mount.

I ordered the Alphacool block yesterday,.. so will soon find out what is required drilling, tapping,... but it might just fit,.. lol

Alphacool PCIe NVMe 4.0 block: https://modmymods.com/alphacool-core-m-2-nvme-pcie-4-0-liquid-cooler-13079.html

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YO is Extreme bro! :cool:

Alphacool will most likely offer a gen 5 riser card with same water block solution over the next few weeks, no modification of the ROG riser needed, just sayin'. You may want to wait for that gen 5 water solution from Alphacool and keep your ROG gen 5 riser card intact. There's going to be so many gen 5 riser cards passive and active air - active water launching for the gen 5 drives along with the flat heatsinks for direct mobo mounting.

Those tiny heatsinks sitting on top and no larger than the the M.2 drives, with such small mass and surface area with or without tiny noisy fan - that's the group you will most likely see the outrageously high thermals.

Although I really wanted the Z.2 riser card like on your AMD ROG Gene board, the Z790 Apex gen 5 riser seems most adequate passive or active (with an 80mm Noctua fan nearby), I think ROG did a very good job with the gen 5 card, we'll find out and I'll report my thermals right here. 🙂

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Hey Braegnok we are / I am dying here to see your new Z790 Apex and 13900KS mounted up with your 7800 mem kit. We are dying here man. :o:o:o

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A bunch of system information just popped up at the upper right corner of Windows GPU util clk pwr temp fan vram util vram clk ram util cpu util. What keys did I hit by mistake to make that happen - anybody know?

It's kinda cool information, would like to customize it. :cool:
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W

JohnAb
Level 17
Amazing how things change - water cooling of storage drives? Wow. I can't imagine anybody, even 5 years ago, would have predicted that would ever be necessary. Exciting times ahead - keep us informed please Braegnok.

That video of those singers is incredible too. Here I am, with no talent whatsoever, then there are people that can do that!
Z690 Hero, BIOS 3101, MEI 2345.5.3.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2330, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

Braegnok
Level 14
CrystalDiskInfo Inland TD 510 PCIe 5.0 x4 compared to Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 x4 on X670E Gene/7950X system Gen-Z.2 M.2 riser card.

Inland: 97629

Inland: 97630

Samsung: 97627

Samsung: 97628

The Inland TTD510 drive temps in the Gen-Z.2 card are fine even under sustained load, I have ran several drive benchmarks, temps are not an issue.

No need for active cooling on X670E Gen-Z.2 riser card.
Intel 14900KF ~ Asus MZ790A ~ 48GB DDR5 ~ RTX 3090 FE ~ Crucial T700 SSD ~ SeaSonic TX-1600 ~ Praxis WetBench ~ Full Custom Water.

Braegnok wrote:
CrystalDiskInfo Inland TD 510 PCIe 5.0 x4 compared to Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 x4 on X670E Gene/7950X system Gen-Z.2 M.2 riser card.

Inland: 97629

Inland: 97630

Samsung: 97627

Samsung: 97628

The Inland TTD510 drive temps in the Gen-Z.2 card are fine even under sustained load, I have ran several drive benchmarks, temps are not an issue.

No need for active cooling on X670E Gen-Z.2 riser card.


That's impressive, I assumed it would run much hotter. Plus, you're getting the advertised speeds. Nice bit of kit 🙂
Z690 Hero, BIOS 3101, MEI 2345.5.3.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2330, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

kvarq
Level 11
that's my 990Pro on Z790 platform...
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after some up time, gaming and browsing with alt+tab the 4K reading remains steady... compared to 980Pro, 990Pro is better with cache saturation than I expected...

akgis_
Level 10
Hey guys.

Until recently I found out that my front USB 3.0 dont work, but Iam sure they worked before with this mobo, I was getting sick of this and moved to other USB 3.0 connector on the board. Still doesnt work.... Neither in bios all USB ports enabled ofc, cleared CMOS nothing.

Is there any fix or I have a bad motherboard?

akgis_ wrote:
Hey guys.

Until recently I found out that my front USB 3.0 dont work, but Iam sure they worked before with this mobo, I was getting sick of this and moved to other USB 3.0 connector on the board. Still doesnt work.... Neither in bios all USB ports enabled ofc, cleared CMOS nothing.

Is there any fix or I have a bad motherboard?


I had the same problem with a hero board, sento to rma and it was faulty (also i had connected a corsair hub that disconnected randomly my usbs).

kvarq
Level 11
I drew a lot as well, bought a 13900KS because I was pretty bored I think.

The best superPi time for 1M I could get is 5.234s, 6.2GHz & 7600MHz, better than any 6.2GHz & 8000MHz+
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8400C36, 13900KS default P core only
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8400C36, 13900KS default all core
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8400C34, 13900KS default all core
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it didn't want a 16K score on mems at all, only for 4core...
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no chance for 8600C34, not even C36, after a few hours I lost my patience (I'm surprised that I wanted something like that), 8534C34 is the most I can squeeze out of this KS (but most likely the fault is the crappy Asus board :P)
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trihy
Level 9

Hi. I'm not talking about low BW devices.

 

Of course you can connect a controller pad and a mouse. Like on every Bluetooth since 2.0.

 

Problem are high BW devices like dualsense or other controllers.

Or a dualsense and a BT headset.

 

When you try that, Intel will fail in every aspect as cant keep the BW of those devices.

 

This is totally unacceptable for BT 5.0.

Even my BT 4.0 dongles can handle that. And Intel can't.

trihy
Level 9

Oh this is not the thread. And now there is no edit button.