Published: 03-27-2011 01:17
I wanted to point out to some nice changes which overclockers will appreciate on the latest B3 chipset board from GIGABYTE. B3 chipset change was obviously the major change however the team also used the opportunity to implement a lot of feedback from the community to improve certain parts of the performance and generally better end user experience. One of such nice changes is related to LLC.
LLC refers to LoadLine Calibration or otherwise a bios option that control the voltage droop when different loads are introduced. For some of you still scratching your head what this means if you have an overclocked system, for example, and have set 1.6vcore voltage in bios you would expect LLC enabled option to control that vcore to be very close to what you have set in bios whether you are browsing internet or doing video encoding on your PC. What Marko (Bullet92) found
is that 1.6v in bios with the P67A-UD4-B3 is 1.611v in idle and 1.609v under load (measured with a digital multimeter) which is incredibly tight voltage regulation from Max Power VRM
GIGABYTE uses on their P67 Sandy Bridge boards.
UD4 range is usually a very popular bang for buck OC board so when we finally see coldbug-less CPUs in Sandy Bridge this may become a very important subzero OC aid as well.