03-19-2020 06:35 PM
03-20-2020 06:32 PM
Iâ€™ve just ordered one of these boards and want to be prepared for when it gets here
I typically like using all the power connectors.
There is conflicting information over the 6 pin mystery connector all over the net. One thing I am sure of is itâ€™s not for PCIE power. Thatâ€™s the EZ plug at the bottom of the board.
Another thing Iâ€™m sure of is the PCIE 6 pin polarity is reversed.
Iâ€™ve looked everywhere and there is no solid reference for this connector but plenty of conflicting information including one that ended with a cooked MOBO
EPS cables come in two varieties, 8 pin and 4+4. *Iâ€™ve not seen a single EPS 6 pin, not that I may have missed it.*
Can we get some insight with 100% reliability?
PCIE 6+2 will go in because the socket top center on the board is square however the cable on that connection is rounded at the bottom. Round will fit in the square but not vice versa.
So whatâ€™s the real story? The manual makes no mention of using two 8 pins and says donâ€™t use only the 6 pin but the gnd and +12 are backwards on a 6+2 PCIE cable.
03-21-2020 05:06 PM
So I'm using this R6E encore board with all three EPS cables connected.
2 x 8 pin EPS cables and 1 x 6 pin PCI-e cable (same as you use for the graphics card).
the 8 pin connectors are standard EPS (8 or 4+4 EPS) so standard cables work
the 6 pin connector is standard 6 pin PCI-e connector so standard 6 pin PCI-e cables work
And because the way the cable is constructed it is "impossible" to fit a wrong cable in these connector (well if you use excessive force I guess you could overcome the design and force fit a cable the wrong way).
I also use the EZ-plug which is fits a standard molex cable.
I had my cables custom made but it dose not matter they were made to the EPS and PCI-e standard.
Lastly, this board is excellent and a pleasure to work with!
better VRM cooling than the standard R6E - VRM 50c under heavy load. Max I have seen is in the 60c under excessive load and OC (at 5Ghz)
Power delivery is excellent - stability is much easier to achieve at high OC frequencies 5Ghz or so.
I use a core i9 10980.
Large high density RAM is also much easier to get to work at default XMP frequencies/settings - I got the system to run 128GByte G.skill at default 3600 and timing s with without changing anything (no hand tuning needed, no nothing needed. Just set to XMP and next just focus on OC the Cores. i then went back and tightend the XMP further but was already good).
100% stable with AIDA 64 for more that 24+ hours of memory stress test. Running OC at 5GHz with 128G ram 100% stable for days of various stress tests AIDA (cache, RAM, FP, IT etc) and C15,C20, blender Prime 95 etc. AVX and AVX512 offset at -3 and -4 - gets too hot otherwise.
I think that the power delivery system with all 3 EPS/PCI-e cable connected is what makes this board so much easier to work with compared to my stuggles with R6E.
This is the board they should have releases instead of R6E. 2 years late but a great board!
here are the images of the two types of connectors. Notice the square and rounded connections making in impossible to fit the wrong connector:
03-22-2020 11:00 PM
03-23-2020 01:41 AM
03-23-2020 07:33 PM
03-23-2020 09:30 PM
No need to shut down. I have the board in hand and will look at the connector. *Like I said there is conflicting information. I don’t want to cook a new MOBO. I put in a support ticket but we all know how that works. The platform will be out dated before I get a response.
Just looked. That center pin in question is very much square and the rounded pin on a PCIE cable will definitely seat in a square hole.*
03-28-2020 11:54 AM