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Its worth noting that the VRM on the P7P55D Deluxe makes use of a hybrid 16+3 phase configuration, where 16 phases are dedicated to the processor cores and three to the CPU’s integrated memory controller. Additionally, the VRM contains low Rds MOSFETs, ferrite core chokes, and Japanese capacitors.

That’s from the motherboard round-up over at Hot Hardware that I’m reading right now. I know what some of it means, but seriously, if I came across that paragraph while reading Neuromancer, I wouldn’t have thought twice. Ferrite choke cores and MOSFETs? Do those plug into the flux capacitor? I may be in Generation i, but hard hardware still makes my head spin.

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