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post #1141 of 1879
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Look around through the voltage or 3D power options. I recall seeing something like that.
I have checked but I can't seem to find anything like that as such. Could you have a quick look please. Sorry to be a bother.
Edited by BradleyW - 3/4/13 at 4:35pm
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post #1142 of 1879
I am thinking about upgrading to this board to possibly give me the ability to do tri sli since I game at 7680x1440 and 4320x2560. Currently I use a p8p67 pro that is pcie 2.0 8x/8x but doesn't support tri sli.

now i'm not asking about a 3.0 vs 2.0 debate. simply asking because at 1440p surround I am stuck on 2.0 8x/8x. I'm looking to upgrade to not only get tri sli. but at least get up to a higher bandwidth on pcie because of my resolution.

would you guys recommend doing this with a 2600k that I already own @ 4.6hz with tri sli being limited to pcie 2.0 because of the sandybridge, or if I upgrade to this board should I take advantage of pcie 3.0 and get a 3770k? If it's better for me to also cpu upgrade to get pcie 3.0 because of my resolution I'll wait for haswell.
Edited by Descadent - 3/4/13 at 5:46pm
post #1143 of 1879
Unsure why you're not able to game @ 1440 as you have plenty of horsepower with those 2x 670's. I, personally, would upgrade the board and chip to take advantage of 3.0 and open up tri sli to better game at the rez you want.

I'm running a 7870 on a single 40" WS HDTV, but max res on my screen is 1920x1080. I'm not totally unhappy with it. I enjoy my games very nicely with all the eye candy maxed out wink.gif
post #1144 of 1879
pcie 2.0 16x = pcie 3.0 8x

When you're running dual core cards (ie gtx 690/590 HD7990/6990) then it helps to use 16x.



Switching to pcie 3.0 may not have the biggest yields. As i've mentioned in the Surround thread, and others have pointed, you need more hp to push more through that resolution.

Add another 670 and this board to run triplets and that should help w/ fps. Heck, even an older p67 mb that can do tri sli and are cheap will work thumb.gif
post #1145 of 1879
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

I am thinking about upgrading to this board to possibly give me the ability to do tri sli since I game at 7680x1440 and 4320x2560. Currently I use a p8p67 pro that is pcie 2.0 8x/8x but doesn't support tri sli.

now i'm not asking about a 3.0 vs 2.0 debate. simply asking because at 1440p surround I am stuck on 2.0 8x/8x. I'm looking to upgrade to not only get tri sli. but at least get up to a higher bandwidth on pcie because of my resolution.

would you guys recommend doing this with a 2600k that I already own @ 4.6hz with tri sli being limited to pcie 2.0 because of the sandybridge, or if I upgrade to this board should I take advantage of pcie 3.0 and get a 3770k? If it's better for me to also cpu upgrade to get pcie 3.0 because of my resolution I'll wait for haswell.
There was an article about this on HardOCP. It showed that even at 3 way SLI, the difference between Sandy and Ivy bridge stock CPUs was less than 10% except in Batman Arkham Asylum. Yes, they were stupid enough to test it with different CPUs, rather than just playing with the motherboard settings. If you considered that the Sandy bridge CPU was effectively 300MHz slower than the IB CPU, then a 10% difference does not seem like all that much. This board also has a PLX, so you will be operating at x16, x8, x8, though it won't be their full speeds, it will help quite a bit.

I'd say don't bother going with Ivy Bridge just for PCIe 3.0, and Haswell isn't coming out until June and probably won't be that impressive, considering how Ivy turned out with overclocking.
post #1146 of 1879
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Unsure why you're not able to game @ 1440 as you have plenty of horsepower with those 2x 670's. I, personally, would upgrade the board and chip to take advantage of 3.0 and open up tri sli to better game at the rez you want.

oh I can run it no problem, I just want more performance and eliminate any possible bottle neck with 2.0 8x/8x in sli.

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pcie 2.0 16x = pcie 3.0 8x


Switching to pcie 3.0 may not have the biggest yields. As i've mentioned in the Surround thread, and others have pointed, you need more hp to push more through that resolution.

Add another 670 and this board to run triplets and that should help w/ fps. Heck, even an older p67 mb that can do tri sli and are cheap will work thumb.gif

well that's the thing. new board and 3rd graphics card vs. wait on haswell, new board, new cpu, and 3rd graphics cards (wish it could be 2x titans or 7 series) I am just mainly worried that 2.0 8x/8x is what's holding me back from maybe 10 more fps compared to 2.0 16x/16x or whatever the specs of the bandwidth with this gigabyte board is with tri sli.

I am also concerned with tri sli scaling and all this debating and thinking and wanting to spend money would be a waste because of issues that come with tri sli that I have read about.
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There was an article about this on HardOCP. It showed that even at 3 way SLI, the difference between Sandy and Ivy bridge stock CPUs was less than 10% except in Batman Arkham Asylum. Yes, they were stupid enough to test it with different CPUs, rather than just playing with the motherboard settings. If you considered that the Sandy bridge CPU was effectively 300MHz slower than the IB CPU, then a 10% difference does not seem like all that much. This board also has a PLX, so you will be operating at x16, x8, x8, though it won't be their full speeds, it will help quite a bit.

I'd say don't bother going with Ivy Bridge just for PCIe 3.0, and Haswell isn't coming out until June and probably won't be that impressive, considering how Ivy turned out with overclocking.

Yes I read that, it's just that article was for 5760x1080 and I'm at 7680x1440 which is helluva lot more hungry...so that's why I am trying to figure out the 2.0 8x/8x vs 2.0 16x/16x vs 3.0 16x/16 vs tri sli 3.0 or 2.0 for the gigabyte board.

my resolution is so rare, I can't really find anyone with opinions on the pci 2.0 vs 3.0 and 8x/8x vs 16/16x or 16x/8x/8x tri sli for 7680x1440 not 5760x1080

just trying to make the smarter decision. I really really don't want to upgrade cpu because this 2600k is awesome still, but for my resolution if pcie 3.0 is better, then I can wait for haswell and next gen graphics cards etc but if 3.0 isn't that big of a deal than I could possibly look into getting this gigabyte board, skipping haswel, and getting 3rd card or if I'm lucky titans (wife factor on the titans >_<)

I hope I make sense tongue.gif
Edited by Descadent - 3/4/13 at 7:18pm
post #1147 of 1879
pick up a Maximus IV EXtreme p67/z68. It will give you 16x/16/8x in triple sli. Most cards won't even saturate pcie 3.0 8x, let alone 16x. Ppl buy into the pcie thing way too much and think it will give their cards a turbocharger w/ a shot of nitrous. In reality, its a spec conformation for future gpu(s) to take advantage. Its like having usb 3.0 yet all your devices are 2.0 compliant. Its nice to have but won't do a lick of stuff for you.

If you're on a budget:

-Sell your p67
-Buy a p67/z68 mb that can do triple sli: Maximus IV Extreme, UD7, WS, Extreme7, etc. These are selling for $125-150.
-Pick up another 670 4gb. I sold mine for $350 so do expect to spend a good amount of change for one. I've seen some of the SC (small pcb) on the evga forums go for $320 (and here too).

edit: only concern I would have is heat. Though, some keplers sandwiches can be manged to cope with this smile.gif
Edited by wermad - 3/4/13 at 7:34pm
post #1148 of 1879
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My CPU is i7-3770K.

I understood that the 'K' meant this cpu was unlocked for OC configuration.

However, using latest BIOS, I find that Under 'Advanced Frequency Setting' I am unable to change the 'CPU Base Clock', 'CPU Clock Ratio' or 'Processor Graphics Clock' settings.

Various other setting I can change.

Am I missing something here?

Does having Easy Tune 6 installed interfere with the ability to make changes in the BIOS?

You must type value with keyboard (or use "+"/"-").
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post #1149 of 1879
is this mvp feature something you guys have turned on? the extra fps looks really nice. I wonder how this feature would work for surround resolutions like mine. or if it would cripple the cpu pre rendering such a high resolution.

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from http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/07/gigabyte-sniper-3-motherboard/#.UTVnXzDbO5x
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

pick up a Maximus IV EXtreme p67/z68. It will give you 16x/16/8x in triple sli. Most cards won't even saturate pcie 3.0 8x, let alone 16x. Ppl buy into the pcie thing way too much and think it will give their cards a turbocharger w/ a shot of nitrous. In reality, its a spec conformation for future gpu(s) to take advantage. Its like having usb 3.0 yet all your devices are 2.0 compliant. Its nice to have but won't do a lick of stuff for you.

If you're on a budget:

-Sell your p67
-Buy a p67/z68 mb that can do triple sli: Maximus IV Extreme, UD7, WS, Extreme7, etc. These are selling for $125-150.
-Pick up another 670 4gb. I sold mine for $350 so do expect to spend a good amount of change for one. I've seen some of the SC (small pcb) on the evga forums go for $320 (and here too).

edit: only concern I would have is heat. Though, some keplers sandwiches can be manged to cope with this smile.gif


hmm excellent food for thought to save extra $100 or soo.. .i really like this gigabyte board though tongue.gif
post #1150 of 1879
ouch I am reading now by googling that this gigabyte board only works in two way sli with sandy bridge (2600k) and that you have to have an ivy bridge to get tri or quad sli to work because the plx chip needs ivy bridge for tri or quad sli to be activated. hmmmm..

anyone know if this is true?
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