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Poll Results: Which socket for at least Tri-SLI

 
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Ok. I am ready to make the move to Intel after having ALWAYS had an AMD cpu. What I am looking for are intelligent suggestions/advice/arguments for and/or against each socket in regards to my current rig's hardware. I am running 3way-SLi'd GTX580's and might pick up a fourth, but I'm really not sure yet. So most of my choices are for at least 3 gpu's.

Any input from those already utilizing a setup such as this would be most beneficial!

I game at 5960x1200 and am looking for the best fit for me for now. I do NOT want to wait for another socket later in the year and I do NOT want to wait for Bulldozer. I can make the move in a few days and need advice on what is available now.

As far as the CPU I'll most likely purchase an i7 950/960 for 1366 or an i72600k for 1155.

Possible choices for 1366 are:

Asus Rampage III Extreme
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution
ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer
EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI
EVGA X58 Classified3
Gigabyte UD7
Gigabyte UD9

Possible choices for 1155 are:

Asus Maximus IV Extreme
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution


If I've overlooked anything, feel free to point that out, as I'd like to make the most educated decision possible... with your help, of course!
Edited by _CH_Skyline_ - 5/5/11 at 7:52am
 
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P67 Keep moving forward

Click & read... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fire,2910.html
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Get the i5 2500k (2600k is pointless if your only gaming...)
OC it to 5.0GHz
???
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Go with 1155, it'll have better gaming performance over the 1366 chips because the 1155 quads are quite a bit faster than the 1366 quads. Also 1155 is overall cheaper because it costs less to make the mobos due to them not having triple channel memory, and memory costs less by not having to buy triple channel. Only reason at this point to go 1366 is if you need the raw power of an intel hex (970, 980, 990) which you don't for gaming.
    
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I'd go for the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution, it has a great PCI-e layout for SLI and Tri-SLI, and a good price too.

I'm glad to see you moving to SB, that 1090T was definitely holding you back.
    
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but he's looking at tri-SLI. IIRC 1155 only has 16 pci lanes, so depending on the board that would put him at like 8x/4x/4x which would slow down his 3 GTX 580s. Id say 1366 would be the way to go with those GFX cards/configuration.
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but he's looking at tri-SLI. IIRC 1155 only has 16 pci lanes, so depending on the board that would put him at like 8x/4x/4x which would slow down his 3 GTX 580s. Id say 1366 would be the way to go with those GFX cards/configuration.
You haven't heard about the NF200, have you?
    
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You haven't heard about the NF200, have you?
You know what NF200 completely slipped my mind
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but he's looking at tri-SLI. IIRC 1155 only has 16 pci lanes, so depending on the board that would put him at like 8x/4x/4x which would slow down his 3 GTX 580s. Id say 1366 would be the way to go with those GFX cards/configuration.
True, but its very unlikely that he's going to be able to push each card to 100% when gaming. Most likely he'll run out of VRAM before that from gaming at such a high resolution.

EDIT: The NF200 does help compensate for the lower amount of PCIe lanes because it doubles the bandwidth, but the tradeoff is latency. It's a double edged sword.
    
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Possible boards for 1155 socket also...

UD7 Would need WC to run single slot cards though (quad-sli only)
Big Bang Marshal can fit 4x dual-slot PCIe cards
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