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I wonder if Intel will make an extreme edition for this board. Remember the QX9775? It was a LGA711 cpu made for the skulltrail. Which was made by Intel.....maybe.... one can dream right? thumb.gif
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I wonder if Intel will make an extreme edition for this board. Remember the QX9775? It was a LGA711 cpu made for the skulltrail. Which was made by Intel.....maybe.... one can dream right? thumb.gif

We could wish. We also have to remember that Intel actually made the Skulltrail board. Intel didn't make the SR-X tongue.gif
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And the DX5400 was limited to using FBDIMMs. That whole platform was extremely short lived; Nehalem came in almost immediately after it was launched. I feel kind of bad for anyone who bought into it, but it's still a good conversation starter.
    
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Thanks for the info. 4ghz on an SR-X would be sweet, but it might be just out of reach.

Yeah, I have resolved to accepting a small OC, but also looking forward to making the attempt. I enjoyed the unlocked multi of the 2600k, but it does kind of take the challenge/fun out of oc'ing. At the same time it is somewhat satisfying to have a chip that is running just above stock match and/or exceed the performance of a 5.x ghz. 39xx(x/k), and with the ability to run two on the same machine, the geek in me gets a little excited to see what kind of performance I can leach out of it.
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And the DX5400 was limited to using FBDIMMs. That whole platform was extremely short lived; Nehalem came in almost immediately after it was launched. I feel kind of bad for anyone who bought into it, but it's still a good conversation starter.

Yeah...Fbdimms are still expensive to this day. Derp derp.

It was an interesting platform. The price/performance ratio wasn't great though.
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Yeah...Fbdimms are still expensive to this day. Derp derp.
It was an interesting platform. The price/performance ratio wasn't great though.

FB-DIMMs are really falling out of favor. They annoy me because they have the same number of pins as "vanilla" DDR2, but they keying is just slightly different. I've gone to a client with fresh ECC DDR2 sticks, only to find out that their server uses FB-DIMMs and I am up a creek. The keying is so similar that on FB-DIMMS, there's two small notches cut in each end of the stick before the pins start. These notches are only there for the purposes of IDing the sticks as FB-DIMMs.

They're hot, too. The heatspreaders have little "do not touch, hot" stickers on them.

I remember Fugger on XS with his skulltrail platform; 6ghz on LN2. Still impressive to this day, but it was overshadowed big time by Nehalem and the follow ons.
    
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OT: What about the asrock z77 extreme 9 board - it seems it has a pci-3 lane splitter and supports quad sli, maybe quad xf too. Might be worth waiting a month to see.
So it seems the SR-X market is limited to people who need a lot of cores (but not clock speed) and SLI?

It's limited to people who want an SR-X board regardless of how poor a decision it might be.

Why pay $680 for heavy duty VRMs, chipset cooling, etc., when you can't even overclock it to make use of those features?

This is a WAY bigger let down than Bulldozer was. I'm sure EVGA is very pissed off about all this...they won't see anywhere near the sales of their SR-2 and it's entirely Intel's fault here.
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OT: What about the asrock z77 extreme 9 board - it seems it has a pci-3 lane splitter and supports quad sli, maybe quad xf too. Might be worth waiting a month to see.
So it seems the SR-X market is limited to people who need a lot of cores (but not clock speed) and SLI?

It's limited to people who want an SR-X board regardless of how poor a decision it might be.

Why pay $680 for heavy duty VRMs, chipset cooling, etc., when you can't even overclock it to make use of those features?

This is a WAY bigger let down than Bulldozer was. I'm sure EVGA is very pissed off about all this...they won't see anywhere near the sales of their SR-2 and it's entirely Intel's fault here.

Kweechy is pissed tongue.gif I remember when the Sr-x was first annoucned , you and I were so excited frown.gif now just let down...
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What the hell Intel...why on Earth would they lock down a $2000 chip...beyond idiotic.
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What the hell Intel...why on Earth would they lock down a $2000 chip...beyond idiotic.

Couldn't agree more.

It's my money. If I'm buying something for $2k... I should be able to do whatever the hell i want to with it. Hell If i felt like taking a massive dump on it than nothing should prevent me from doing so... Not for Intel to say "Well unfortunately these processors are locked and you may not defecate on them"

/Rant
Edited by shiftwig113 - 3/6/12 at 9:54pm
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