Originally Posted by linkdiablo
Even if UD7 is aimed at OCers and having more than 1 RAM per channel is counter-productive OCing wise, what's keeping them from offering say 8 DIMMs for someone who'd like to reach 64GB and sometimes go down to 32/16 GB for OC runs? The Gigabyte way is to buy 2 boards i order to have varied uses?
I've seen Asus's Rampage X79 and altough can't tell which is the better performer, I know Asus allows for both usage models.
Because the people who like to reach 64gb for workstation/vm and other high computer uses MOSTLY aren't the sorts of people who bench the same machine at those levels. They are very few and far between. if you look at the original x58 OC, it has spacing and a special setup just for insulation for extreme cooling. If you are one of those people, look at the ud5. for true UD7 users, it is useless. And if you can afford 64gb of ram, then by all means you can afford not 2 but like 5 separate mobos. It makes perfect sense as to why they kept it just for quad channel. The only type of ram I see this even worth working with are the hypers, like the super talent project x and such.