The importance of the motherboard? Let us provide a variety of chipsets and processors!

When can I have trouble saving too much on the mainboard?

One major skepticism that comes up here is the mix of processors and motherboards. In addition to the obvious problem of selecting the appropriate equipment, including the various models, chipsets, sockets and components, the question remains which model is appropriate. After this problem of finding out which model is compatible, from the second question: what if it works, but it is not enough to get more CPU?

That is because the entry-level motherboard is compatible with the highest standards and despite the excellent performance, the combination we have made in the past and fine-tuned our Ryzen 9 3950X heavyweight. But apart from the obvious mix that will not work, there is room for gray areas. We’ve already paired the Core i5-12400F, a mid-range model, with the H610M, an entry-level 12th Gen Intel Core chipset, and we had no issues.

Let’s get out of this little model and kick the bucket in the style that Adrena usually does. In this article we will make a mix of processors and motherboards, trying out both AMD and Intel platforms.


– Gigabyte A520M DS3H – Interconnect
– B550M Aorus Elite – accessories
– X570 Aorus Master – accessories

– AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
– AMD Ryzen 9 5900X – product inspection


– Gigabyte H610M H DDR4 – Connector
– B660M Aorus Pro DDR4 – Connector
– Z690 Aorus Elite AX DDR4 – Accessories

– Intel Core i5-12400F – Product Review
– Intel Core i9-12900K – Product Review

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Benefits – Intel

Benefits – AMD

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But the show is only part of the story. We know that there is a large load of the voltage regulator circuit, VRM (voltage regulator module), proportional to the level of demand of the mainboard. We capture the highest temperature in these models, after a long period of work in the Blender. Every motherboard can have a different temperature, but most of the fires are registered in coils or MOSFETs. The following are the temperature:

We have some high numbers of entry-level chipsets facing the standard process, but no dangerous situation assumes we have a very high CPU level for a long time. But this balance sets the alarm: smart chipsets can have their VRMs heavier than Ryzen 5 and Core i5 processors.

But now it is the turn of high-end processors, and you probably know where this goes:

The load becomes unreliable, with VRM models operating close to their physical limits, with the possibility and even occurrence of medium and long periods of use. While it does not affect the performance of the Ryzen 9 5900X in our synthetic tests, it is nice to see the heat in the A520, and even the B550 is hot and cold. Note that items such as coils, MOSFETS, etc. seem to lose their function when they heat up.


Generally, mainboard manufacturers take the plunge when making this decision. They tell you which processors are compatible with a particular motherboard model, providing information about the integrated process, but not where they are recommended.

There is some consensus on the instructions, which are often associated with integrated processors integrated with input devices (A520 from AMD, H610 from Intel), mid-range CPUs with intermediate chipsets (B550). of AMD, B660 of Intel) and finally the most demanding models should be used on the best card (X570 of AMD, Z690 of Intel).

Our tests indicate something close to that, but with some interest in the middle. A good mid-range mainboard should hold a high-end CPU, just as an entry card can handle a mid-range CPU, as we have already tried.

Here is another key: the type of application that will be used. The processor for games and activities has less stress on the product. CPU-heavy gameplay – a large game map with many players, or high-performance gaming – or long-term effort can cause models to change voltage at high load, and come can lead to short-term disruption of operation, and in the long term stability of the product.


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