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I was planning to upgrade to the x79/sb-e chipset as soon as it comes available due to the fact that I can have 32gb ram with a 6core processor for a decent price (Yes I really do use that much power for computer graphics work - you'd be suprised at what an 8192x8192 image with 200 layers can do to your RAM). So I was curious if there will be 8x4gb packages come launch or if I could do 4x4gb x 2 (same brand/type of ram of course). Thanks. (sorry if this is a repost I searched the forum and couldnt find anything)
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Patriot have just released some xD ill find. I cant find it in stores maybe only the reviews have

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No, I don`t think it is a repost. And I hang around here in the RAM section all day - and night
If you look here:
http://www.alternate.de/html/product...d-Kit/935694/?
I know it is from "zee" germans but this:
Quote:
Patriot DIMM 32 GB DDR3-1333 Quad-Kit
is pretty international.
So they have already 32GB kits. With nice frequencies (above 1600MHz) the max. amount of RAM I saw are 24GB. But this might change.
Besides I would have no problem buying 2 different kits. WE that kind of people that tweak the settings anyway. But maybe it`s because I am optimist.
(No no Optimus, that is something different)
__________________________
Besides no one needs more than 4GB for gaming.
J/K.
I am one the same train. I know After Effects will love them 6cores and a massive amount of RAM.

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Yeh OP, I would sit pretty for a while, until competitors make theirs. 1333 @ CL9 is horrendous.
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I've seen the 32-48gb kits before with 8gb dimms, and they're sooooooooooooo expensive I would have to sell a kidney to afford them. I was more curious about 32gb kits with 8 dimms at 4gb ea, as x79 will supposedly have quad channel memory so I can have 8 dimms on a board and then put 4gb in each dimm (thus a 32gb kit @ 8x4gb) at a somewhat affordable price (24gb kit @ 6x4gb --> $150 on the lowend, so optimistically 32gb kit @ 8x4gb --> $200 on the lowend)
I feel like i was kinda vague in my explanation soooo to help clarify I am wondering if I should expect to see kits like this around the SB-E release
(32gb kit) = (8dimm)(4gb)
or if I should just get
2(16gb kit) = 2[(4dimm)(4gb)]
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post #6 of 11
It is hard to predict the future.
But like I wrote:
I, personally would buy 2x16GB kits. But that is just me and imo.
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post #7 of 11
I get the feeling most of the Quad chip offerings outside of server boards will be just 4 dimm slots bud (Just a hunch). So be weary of buying early! You will find the SB-Es right up your alley though if your a ultra heavy memory user. Its basically a 2600 with 2 more cores and better memory capabilities.

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post #8 of 11
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I would be sad if they limited it to 4 dimm slots, I mean 6 dimm slots is standard on the x58 - and the x79 is suppose to be an upgrade to the x58... so 8dimm slots sounds reasonable imo.
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Lol, no worries!
Quote:
Cheaper boards have 4 DIMM slots (1 DIMM per channel) while the more expensive boards will have 8 DIMM slots (2 DIMMs per channel).
From:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4793/x...si-at-idf-2011

Sorry I have no idea what this means
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Originally Posted by ORL View Post
I get the feeling most of the Quad chip offerings outside of server boards will be just 4 dimm slots bud (Just a hunch). So be weary of buying early!
Which quad chips? And why buy early, how does this help?
If they make 8DIMM boards you can buy them at release day or 5 month later. The amount of DIMMs stay the same
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post #10 of 11
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Thank for the help all - I was pretty sure the high end boards would ship with 8dimm slots (2 per channel) I guess I just needed someone to hold my hand before I dive headfirst into this new tech. Guess I'll get a 2x16 if I have to, I assume they'll throw out 32gb kits soon enough though
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