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Poll Results: Which socket for at least Tri-SLI

 
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    1366
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post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
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.
I get 99% usage now with my cards and resolution. I have only been VRAM limited on two games so far. I don't use AA for this reason, which doesn't bother me at all.

EDIT: This is good feedback, thanks guys! Keep it coming!
 
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My vote is x58 with a hex-core if you are benching.

For some reason with the occasional exception of that 2600k thats at 5.5GHz, the SB lose a lot of 3D benchmarks to the overclocked i7 hex cores. But its waaaay cheaper so that evens out.

Food for thought, you can't really Quad-SLI at 100% on SB so you are looking for x16/x16/x16/x16 you will need that high-end 4-way x58 board (although I have not kept up with the newer 1155 boards so they may exist.) If you are contemplating just tri-SLI now and foreva , then the 1155 is a solid setup for the price, but like I said, the i7 hex cores can beat it at somethings. The extra 4 threads do help

You saw the [H] article, you know you will need around 4.8GHz on SB to unleash the beasts.
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post #13 of 40
You're best choices in my opinion are:

Asus Maximus IV Extreme
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7

Any of those, a good i5 2500k to +4.5Ghz and you'll have a great rig.
    
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post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
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.
Except you can't run TRI SLI on a board that doesn't have a NF200 chip.
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You're best choices in my opinion are:

Asus Maximus IV Extreme
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7

Any of those, a good i5 2500k to +4.5Ghz and you'll have a great rig.
Big-bang is the other of the 4 NF200 P67 boards
post #16 of 40
Hrm, tricky.
1366 has the PCI-e lanes to run tri-sli, 1155 has the cpu horsepower.
I know the OP said he doesn't want to wait for a new socket, but I really do think that's the best answer. You need the successor to 1366, really. S2011 will have both the CPU power and the PCI-E lanes you need. The NF200 lane switcher is a band aid on the problem, with 3x580s you'll still experience lower performance than a chipset with the lanes you need. Ideally you want 24 or more lanes dedicated to your graphics, which means a chipset with 30 or more available.
Ivy Bridge is the answer, really. For 2 way then SB will do fine, but you want 1366 or 2011 for tri.

Right now you have the choice of older and slower chip&chipset that can keep the GPUs busy with data, or newer and faster chip and chipset which will starve the GPUs.
If you're buying now, can you say "rock and hard place"?

NF200 will turn the likely x8/x4/x4 into more like x6/x5/x5 but with the opportunity to dynamically shift lanes around, but it will still struggle to keep a trio of 580s busy.
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Except you can't run TRI SLI on a board that doesn't have a NF200 chip.
You can, take the UD5 for instance, would run at 8x4x4 thought with 16x PCIe native
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I'm really happy with my 1366 setup I do a number of things that take advantage of 6 cores so it was worth it. 1366 is deprecated but I think it's got enough time left on it that it will be easy to get mobos etc for some time.

I would just go with 1155 and two top end cards vs x58 and quad or tri sli for gaming if that's the main concern.
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2600K
and mother board anthing that support tri SL ( gigabyte p67 ud7, p67 Maximus IV Extreme)

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