The Taiwanese manufacturer responds to the whirlwind of comments that have occurred in recent days about the use of too high SOC voltages in the face of the activation of the AMD EXPO memory profiles. GIGABYTE motherboards never raise the voltage on the CPU above 1.3V.

Also GIGABYTE fits into quarrel regarding the use of voltages above 1.3V on AMD AM5 socket-based motherboards. The Taiwanese company, which has been a leader in the field of motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, storage devices and PC peripherals for more than 30 years, with a great commitment in segmento HPCis dedicated to inventing smart solutions that enable digitization fromedge al cloud.

Talking about processorsGIGABYTE engineers confirm that the CPU internal SOC voltage (SVI3 interface) is the most crucial indicator for motherboards, and in general, the PWM output voltage is higher than the CPU internal SOC voltage (SVI3 interface) at due to various physical factors.

The voltage SOC is the voltage supplied to the named section of the processor System-on-a-Chip, which includes the processor itself and other integrated components such as the memory controller, integrated graphics controller, and so on. All of these components require stable voltage to function properly. The voltage is managed and dynamically adjusted through theSVI3 interface (Scalable Voltage Interface version 3), an operating system or firmware control mechanism. SVI3 offers bi-directional communication between the processor and the operating system or firmware, allowing you to monitor and adjust the voltage in real time based on load conditions and system needs.

When the processor requires higher power to perform intensive tasks, the SVI3 interface can step up the voltage to provide the required power. Conversely, when the processor is located in idleSVI3 can reduce the voltage to save energy.

As a corollary of the position taken by one of the main competitors (the Asus warranty also covers AM5 motherboards with EXPO profile in use), GIGABYTE clarifies that its AM5 motherboards do not exceed 1.3V voltage, accompanying his statements with a video posted on YouTube.

Users can use the software HWiNFO to accurately monitor the SOC voltage, indicated in the application as “CPU VDDCR_SOC Voltage (SVI3 TFN)“. The value is provided by the internal sensor from the CPU which shares the voltage actually detected.

GIGABYTE reveals that it uses HWiNFO itself for monitor voltage SOC on AM5 motherboards always below 1.3V, even with AMD EXPO memory optimization profiles enabled. “Full range of GIGABYTE AM5 motherboards follow AMD’s latest SOC Voltage 1.3V guidelines when EXPO is enabled“, reads the final part of a note issued today by the Asian company which confirms that it has also received the approval of AMD.


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