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Originally Posted by zouk52 View Post
Do notice that these are pretty low-end boards. Imagine what the X79-UD7 will bring! My guess is that Foxconn and ASrock are showing their high-end boards, and the others are keeping theirs for later. And the Asus board's naming scheme suggests it's for a workstation or server.

True that, but I don't think I would buy into this platform over Z68 unless they're the same price or offer a substantial performance increase, In fact, I feel kinda stupid going with 1366 over 1155 at the time :\\ ah well
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My mind is blown, that socket is huge. How do they plan an SR3 with two of them? Also, it looks like HPTX is the only option for 4 way CF/SLI and socket 2011
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My mind is blown, that socket is huge. How do they plan an SR3 with two of them? Also, it looks like HPTX is the only option for 4 way CF/SLI and socket 2011
Workstation boards WILL absolutely have two LGA2011 sockets, so you can assume they'll be able to manage an SR-3 or whatever it will be called.

Hopefully they release it sooner rather than later...it came out awfully late into the production cycle for LGA1366. You basically get to enjoy your badass SR-2 rig for less than a year before it likely gets a good run from a single proc 2011 board.

And if my 2600k is any indicator, it'll Cinebench 4 cores @ 9.71 compared to SR-2 systems with 12 cores @ 22. SB-E will probably improve speed even more. Once you can get the new 8 core SB-E chips, I can almost guarantee they'll straight up beat the dual Xeon SR-2 machines...and probably overclock a lot more easily with less heat and power consumption.

Technological evolution is a wonderful thing
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Wow, the layout looks to take a toll on VRM capability... scares me

Any VRM heatsinks are probably taken off, along with the chipset heatsinks, for display
Pointed this out on page 10, are we the same person!?
 
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Originally Posted by R00ST3R View Post
Makes sense the socket is so big. Two-thousand and eleven pins is a lot! Our transistors are shrinking, but the pins are not .
But they are! compare a 775 chip with an 1155 chip.

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Wait... Can the SAS ports be used as regular SATA ports? I'm confused...
Yes. Not the other way around, however. Sas drives will not work on a sata only port. The connection on the hard drive side is different as well.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_attached_SCSI
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You're including the eSATA ports on the I/O for the two extra SATA3?
For certain motherboards, it appears that they're delegating 2 of the standard 6Gbps ports for eSATA, then using a third party controller to supplement 2 more ports with the rest of them to compensate; this is the case with the Foxconn, hence the odd port numbering.
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I bet air cooler manufacturers will come up with custom Z79 air coolers to fit between the two banks of RAM slots. We all know how memory manufacturers put tall heat-sinks on their memory these days that cause issues with air coolers.
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I bet air cooler manufacturers will come up with custom Z79 air coolers to fit between the two banks of RAM slots. We all know how memory manufacturers put tall heat-sinks on their memory these days that cause issues with air coolers.
So true, I'm sure there'll be custom heat sinks, plus true enthusiasts are going under water for these.

Btw - when you upgrade, are you going 6 Core SB-E or waiting for 8 core IB?

Have you thought about folding with that rig of yours? I bet it would get some crazy PPD, over 100k PPD with bigadv.
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God I hope this chipset doesn't render all modern heatsinks useless.
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HOLY SATA PORTS!!!

Looks pretty epic, but I don't thinking I'll be jumping on that platform. The x79 boards definitely look like server boards to me, especially considering the size of the socket. Also, just noticed there are a ton of sas ports on board, this platform is definitely meant for servers/workstations imo.
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