The logic is correct, but the calculation should be based on threads, not cores. The i9 has 32 threads, of which 16 are P and 16 are E. So 50% chance of randomly choosing a P core for single-threaded work.
So, by "Thunderbolt bus", you just mean "Extended mode" as described in the link above?
Also, is this summary correct: None of the Z690 or B660 motherboards with onboard Thunderbolt work in Extended mode except (so far) the Asus boards and this is in Big Sur only. (This is because they are all...
PCMag is testing with Crucial DDR5-4800, which is certainly Micron chips. (Crucial is owned by Micron, I believe.) You wouldn't want this. The Corsair DDR5-6000, quoted above, or similar sticks , on the other hand, are almost certainly SK-Hynix. This would have been a better test, likely with a...
This kit is very likely to be SK-Hynix chips, which are the best according to Buildzoid.
Edit: Again, according to BuildZoid, Asus boards will run SK-Hynix memory sticks at 6000 in 4x16GB configuration. Likely that this memory will run at XMP.
For DDR5, the chip manufacturer seems to matter as much as the quoted speed, with SKHynix>Samsung>>>Micron. If you buy 4800, you're likely to be getting Micron, so avoid it. Also, you must get dual rank above single rank. The primary and secondary timings (CAS latency, et al) don't matter as...
The MSI Z690 Torpedo EK X board has Thunderbolt header that looks like this (image from the manual) (Carbon is similar):
Which Thunderbolt AICs would be compatible with this board? This connector doesn't look at all like the cable provided with the MCI ThunderboltM3 AIC (manual)