Originally Posted by MadGoat
I'm beginning to like the performance numbers @ 4.8ghz on these chips. Although it seems there is a bit more of a "lottery" than there was with PHii's.
Looking at the data, it looks like 4.8 is about the ceiling like the PHII's ~4.1ghz.
So tell me, how do you all feel about cooling these chips? Is it out of control P4 heat? Or does it feel more like a "bigger" x6 chip?
I'm entertaining the idea of getting one, but I'm not much interested in upgrading my cooling just yet. I do however feel my cooling is fairly capable being able to keep my 1100t <55c full tilt @ 4+ghz 1.48v w' NB @ 3+ghz 1.35v.
Just poking the beast here for some experienced insight.
An H60 should get you to 4.6Ghz, H80 or H80i should get 4.8Ghz.
Originally Posted by Uxorious
FYI: I've been working with MSI on the 990XA-GD55 instability.
They have reproduced the problems with Prime95 and OCCT at stock BIOS settings, and I received a beta BIOS.
As far as I know, they simply increased voltages to allow for the high load of all 8 cores under full load.
So far I haven't had any calculation errors or crashes in P95 with the beta BIOS.
Maybe this can also put to rest all the speculation that "Prime95 has a problem with this chip".
It seems the chips get seriously voltage hungry when under extreme load, and Prime95/OCCT-LINPACK-AVX are very good at stressing it.
No other motherboard besides the Gigabyte Rev 1.0s were without LLC, and as such, none of them had the insane VDroop issue MSI did.
Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Considering X79 doesn't even have a southbridge,
Originally Posted by unimatrixzero
Here is a secret you guys can use ... The LGA 2011 has a bad fault with freezing up becuase of the southbridge.. ITs fast but I would rather have a computer that don't lock up than a RaceCar that has to be restarted every race.. the Piledrivers seem a lot more stable.. and while I can burn your doors off in a race.. I will have to restart after I am done smoking you.. GO AMD...
this is a highly dubious statement. However, you are correct that Intel setups are far less tolerant of having too little voltage though, that is true. Stressing a system with an unstable overclock will 9/10 times result in a BSOD or system hang, rather than a few cores dropping offline and having to reboot with more voltage like BD/PD.
Riiight... Intel moved the northbridge to the CPU, then re-named the SouthBridge the Northbridge.
It's the SouthBridge.
Originally Posted by anon-nick
so far the 80 different chipsets are confusing me. Also, why do i have to buy into 990fx just to get a good vrm setup? so far the only thing im liking about this adventure is the 8320 itself.
does manufacturer support always plague you guys?
There's 4 chipsets total.
cheapo 760x that they got to work.
Also, Gigabyte makes a 970a board with 8+2 power phase, the same VRMs they have on their 990FXA-UD3 infact. It's the 970a-UD3.
And no, because I run only Gigabyte in my house, and Gigabyte is awesome. (< this is called bias