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Poll Results: Which Motherboard(s) Do You Own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 63% of voters (65)
    GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
  • 31% of voters (32)
    GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
  • 4% of voters (5)
    GA-Z77MX-D3H TH
102 Total Votes  
post #321 of 817
Sin would you say go with ud5 or spend more and get up5
post #322 of 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

actually sandy can do 8x/4x/4x but just not in 3.0, IDK why they put that sticker on there it is misleading.

From Z77 diagrams I have seen, they also describe X8/X4/X4 independent from CPU (news article writers read it wrong), but yea it is confusing. Isn't it up to a motherboard's PCI-E switch anyway?
Edited by DeXel - 12/26/12 at 2:02pm
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post #323 of 817
Just got my Gigabyte z77x-UP-5-TH! Hopefully this will be my last upgrade for a while. The mobo is a tank. Can't wait to have everything hooked up.
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post #324 of 817
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Sin would you say go with ud5 or spend more and get up5

 

Yea Sin, what would be the better board between the two?

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post #325 of 817
I mean the wireless card is nice and everything hmm ill have to see what i get with my check
post #326 of 817
UP5 TH.... thumb.gif
    
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post #327 of 817
UP5-TH is a way sweet motherboard. For the price you definitively get more then you'll probably ever need! Besides Sin0822 knows his stuff. thumb.gif
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post #328 of 817
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JMatzelle3 View Post

Sin would you say go with ud5 or spend more and get up5

UP5 no doubt
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

From Z77 diagrams I have seen, they also describe X8/X4/X4 independent from CPU (news article writers read it wrong), but yea it is confusing. Isn't it up to a motherboard's PCI-E switch anyway?
But here is the deal, all the lanes sandy or ivy have to go through all switches, both CPUs have the same substructure for PCI-E in that hey have 8 sets of 2x PCI-E lanes, 2.0 or 3.0. I am pretty sure sandy can do that last lane, however the issue is that it wont do it in 3.0 while they advertise it heavily as a 3.0 PCI-E 4x lane opposed to the 2.0 version that comes from the PCH. The only reason manufacturers started to add that 4 slot to the CPU is b/c AMD decided to allow 3-way CF with PCI-E 3.0, it prob wont work with 2.0 which is sandy, thus they say that last slot wont work with sandy, but i am pretty sure it will work if you just use some other card in there other than a GPU. If you look, most Z68 boards don't even have a 4x slot at the bottom lol.



THis is how they have to route it, so either mode is possible for either one as to get 8x/8x you have to be able to move each 2 lanes individually. Sorry i made that diagram up quick in visio.
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Yea Sin, what would be the better board between the two?
I say UP5 for sure.
Edited by Sin0822 - 12/27/12 at 9:47am
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post #329 of 817
Then it makes sense why each PCI-E switches only 2 lanes.

2.0 on Sandy is obvious, but Crossfire works fine on PCI-E x4 2.0 on PCH, so it will probably work on Sandy X8/X4/X4 at 2.0, but needs future confirmation. Anybody here with UP4/UP5/UD5H and Sandy that can confirm that the lowest slot works at all?
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yea that would be nice, it would be interesting. I mean it is the UEFI that controls which slots are on or off to some extent, maybe it doesn't work who knows, but in theory it should unless something is preventing it on purpose. I am not always right on things like this, but logic would dictate that it could work. However the lack of any of these configurations is a bit odd for Z68. When intel gives out design guides they specify what is most optimum, i know in Ivy bridge it shows this 3 slot config, but with sandy it only shows 2. Haswell is like ivy.
Edited by Sin0822 - 12/27/12 at 12:39pm
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