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Motherboard Selection for Sandy Bridge

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So, there is a bit of a rumour out there amongst some bencher's that certain motherboards brands offer better performance clock for clock. Mainly between Asus and Gigabyte. It got me to thinking if this would apply to folding. Could a cheaper brand Gigabyte board actually offer better performance at the same clocks as a higher end Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z? The information might be very useful to people looking at going with this sort of setup.

I think it would be interesting if people with these setups could post their motherboard, TPF, clock speed, memory speed + timings, OS and work unit. Add any more info if you think it will be useful.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R
Chip: 2600K @ 4.7
Memory: G.Skill RipjawsX 2133 CL 9-11-9-28 2N
OS: Ubuntu 10.10
Unit: 6903 @ TPF 47:38
Unit: 6901 @ TPF 21:09
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post #2 of 6
This is good, but you might want to standardize at easier values so that everyone can more easily compare apples to apples maybe 4.5GHz and 1600 CL9 would be the low end really that anyone should be able to hit with a 2600K (I"m thinking not everyone has 2133 ram) . You may also want to state if you're running headless also as it makes a difference.
     
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Motherboard: Asus P67 sabertooth
Chip: 2600K @ 5.0
Memory: patriot viper extreme @1866 (issues with 16gb) 9-10-9-10-27
OS: Ubuntu 10.10
Unit: 6904 @ TPF 63:15
Unit: 7625 @ TPF 02.01
Unit 6099 @ TPF 5.00
Unit 6901 @TPF 22.02
Edited by black06g85 - 12/16/11 at 3:26am
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Not many people interested in this I guess.
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post #5 of 6
I'm interested, but I'm not sure that the performance is linear with different clocks and ram. We need to be able to isolate the performance of the board.
post #6 of 6
I can buy the rest of the necessary component I would need for this, but I am not going to buy dozens of different mobos just for testing them one by one and then have no clue as what todo with them.

So if any one/ones feel like buying boards and send them here for testing, I'll bench them with folding @ same settings on ram cpu and so forth, post results and send the mobo back.
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