AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

Test Setup

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

CPU AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
RAM ADATA XPG DAZZLE DDR4 32GB
Motherboard MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
GPU

ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition

Storage ADATA XPG SX930 240GB SSD
PSU Corsair HX1000i
Cooler Corsair H100i GTX
OS Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

 

CPU-Z Screenshots

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

Overclocking

Overclocking these days are become very easy, still for new users who have no idea what to do, there is an option for auto overclocks built-in the motherboards. Though if you buying a 16 core monster chip like Ryzen Threadripper, you sure know how to handle it.

To overclock our Threadripper 1950X, I have enabled the A-XMP which set our XPG DAZZLE RAMs to 2933MHz with 17-17-17-39 timing, set the CPU ratio to 40, disable the Performance Regulator, set the CPU Core Voltage to 1.3750V, the VDD_SoC to 1.300V and CPU 1P8 Voltage to 1.800V. For memory we set the DRAM Voltages to 1.350V, rest we leave at Auto.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

We have managed to run our Ryzen Threadripper 1950X sample to full 4GHz with all 16 cores and it has passed our 48Hrs stress test.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

VRM Temperatures

We all saw the VRM temperatures issue on X299 boards which have the identical VRM setups as X399, so it’s very possible as most X399 motherboards also suffer from the same, though all companies have enough time to address that issue on X399 as it comes out few months after the problem had first found.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

Thankfully MSI also redesigns their VRM heatsink to address this issue, which much bigger and better heatsink and also provide a fan bracket if someone want to cool it further. Although we didn’t use any fans as the temps are reasonable, the max temp we record was 62°C on max load, do notice we used an open-air test bench so there are no case fan or CPU cooler fan that circulate air around the VRM heatsink on well-ventilated case the temp should be little lower.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

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