Msi Meg x570 Unify query

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Hi guys, shortly(Sunday) i will switching out my Asus x570prime pro and Ryzen 3800x for my new Msi Meg x570 Unify and Ryzen 5800x, as i will eventually be adding a 3rd nvme drive im wondering if there will be any need or benefit to running both 8pin eps for the cpu, unfortunately i have not found a definitive answer to the question elsewhere so i thought i`d ask here, as i will be adding a new nvme.....unless i can pick up a new 7000mb/s drive for a reasonable price i may elect to get a second Corsair MP600 2tb and run them as boot drive in raid, to my knowledge the top m.2 slot is fed by the cpu and the other 2 slots from the chipset, would i be better off running the both raid drives off the chipset(slots 2/3) or will it make no difference.

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Should not need the second 8 pin plug with the CPU you have as it will not draw that much power you only really need that one if you going to do massive OC with one of the big CPU like the 5900x or 5950x I have the Ryzen 9 3900x and draw about 150 watts on a OC well with in a single 8 pin plug capacity
 

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Hi guys, shortly(Sunday) i will switching out my Asus x570prime pro and Ryzen 3800x for my new Msi Meg x570 Unify and Ryzen 5800x, as i will eventually be adding a 3rd nvme drive im wondering if there will be any need or benefit to running both 8pin eps for the cpu, unfortunately i have not found a definitive answer to the question elsewhere so i thought i`d ask here, as i will be adding a new nvme.....unless i can pick up a new 7000mb/s drive for a reasonable price i may elect to get a second Corsair MP600 2tb and run them as boot drive in raid, to my knowledge the top m.2 slot is fed by the cpu and the other 2 slots from the chipset, would i be better off running the both raid drives off the chipset(slots 2/3) or will it make no difference.

Thanks in advance.
You don't need both 8 pins in theory but MSI use both to load balance. There have been reports of stability problems with only one plug used. Your mileage may vary. As for raid, depends on the drivers and how they react to the drives you are using. I don't know if using the chipset only will make it easier or not. It would be interesting to see what happens. In theory top line speed would be higher with one drive via CPU, and one via chipset in raid 0.
 

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you dont need the 2nd 8pin but it helps to power the PCIe Slots. Buildzoid made a video about it here:
So if your building a Mining rig use the other 8 pin connector or big in to content creation and a massive amount of video editing needing multiple GPU's
 

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Hi guys, I've just finished setting up my new pc with Ryzen 9 5900X, MSI meg x570 Unify, 128GB Gskill@3600Mhz. I still see it slow in running Solidworks Visualization App. Even though, I have tried the XMP option and Game Boost option, but I still find it slow. Any one have an idea of better configurations for the motherboard's Bios. your help is very appreciated.
 

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Hi guys, I've just finished setting up my new pc with Ryzen 9 5900X, MSI meg x570 Unify, 128GB Gskill@3600Mhz. I still see it slow in running Solidworks Visualization App. Even though, I have tried the XMP option and Game Boost option, but I still find it slow. Any one have an idea of better configurations for the motherboard's Bios. your help is very appreciated.
Game boos kind of nerfs you all core to make on or two cores clock higher.
 

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Hi guys, I've just finished setting up my new pc with Ryzen 9 5900X, MSI meg x570 Unify, 128GB Gskill@3600Mhz. I still see it slow in running Solidworks Visualization App. Even though, I have tried the XMP option and Game Boost option, but I still find it slow. Any one have an idea of better configurations for the motherboard's Bios. your help is very appreciated.
Just out f Interest is there any kind of benchmark program that does the same kind of thing I only ever used Photoshop. So Cad stuff is a bit out of my ball park,
OK so found this The SPECapc™ for Solidworks™ 2020 benchmark will have a looks and post results so you got some kind of comparison.
 
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Hi guys, I've just finished setting up my new pc with Ryzen 9 5900X, MSI meg x570 Unify, 128GB Gskill@3600Mhz. I still see it slow in running Solidworks Visualization App. Even though, I have tried the XMP option and Game Boost option, but I still find it slow. Any one have an idea of better configurations for the motherboard's Bios. your help is very appreciated.
Can you do a Cinebench r23 run and show your score. This is pretty much just PBO on with custom power limits Rest of BIOS Auto except mem is set to 3200 amd Fab Clock to 1600 XMP not used.
Screen shot With Ryzen Master during RUN and Score
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Hi guys, I've just finished setting up my new pc with Ryzen 9 5900X, MSI meg x570 Unify, 128GB Gskill@3600Mhz. I still see it slow in running Solidworks Visualization App. Even though, I have tried the XMP option and Game Boost option, but I still find it slow. Any one have an idea of better configurations for the motherboard's Bios. your help is very appreciated.
What exactly do you mean by slow?
 

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Hi guys, I've just finished setting up my new pc with Ryzen 9 5900X, MSI meg x570 Unify, 128GB Gskill@3600Mhz. I still see it slow in running Solidworks Visualization App. Even though, I have tried the XMP option and Game Boost option, but I still find it slow. Any one have an idea of better configurations for the motherboard's Bios. your help is very appreciated.
As far as I've seen, Solidworks works with CUDA which means there wont be any noticeable performance boost unless you upgrade your GPU. Their product page describes that it works faster with Nvidia GPUs.
Good luck. :-)
 
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