- 7 months ago
Hi PCPP members!
I've been looking for some time one building a new high-end computer and trying to optimize the cost and features by simply removing features most probably I will never user. I was considering mainly Z370 and Z390 motherboards but recently I saw a Youtube video of a fresh build using B365 and I said to myself "is that an option?"
It is nearly and option when compared to Z3X0 chipsets as, from my requirements perspective, it has no OverClocking capabilities (something I will definitely not use), it has fewer PCIE lanes (which I will probably never use) and less USB connectivity by default (which is solved by the integrators when adding extra chipsets to the board). The only problem I see is related to XMP profiles.
According to mobo manufacturers, B365 is able to use Intel XMP profiles but the ram MT/s speed limit is 2666 and this is what makes my head shake. How should I read this? Does it mean I can buy a 2133 MT/s RAM and use its XMP profiles to get up to 2666MT/s? Or, in the other hand, does it mean I can use a RAM speed over 2666MT/s by using the XMP profiles?
Thanks for your help