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Originally Posted by Lailainoob View Post

But the socket LGA1155 is a dead end socket, whereas the LGA2011 socket still has one more generation of chips.

The higher wattage PSU is because of further expansion in the future. I also read somewhere that the i7 3820 can overclock to 4.75-5.0 GHz

Sorry, but that's overwhelmingly foolish. You're going to pay an extra couple of hundred dollars now so that in the future when you spend more money to upgrade... you don't have to buy a $100 motherboard?

That's just never, ever, a good economic decision.

Same with the PSU. Buy the higher-wattage PSU when you freaking need it. Not on the "maybe, someday" theory. Save the cost of the new PSU. Then if you do go for a major upgrade, you have the money for an (even more modern?) PSU. Or if you decide not to do a major upgrade in the future you don't think to yourself "I can't believe I bought this worthless PoS."
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'Only' 4 RAM slots rolleyes.gif 32GB isn't enough eh?
The PCIe lanes on 1150 are fine for 2 way crossfire/SLI. If you want 3 or 4 cards then yeah I would go with X79.
Z87 = gaming.
X79 = e-peen or if you can actually need 6 cores for rendering, 3D work etc.
if you want to do triple or quad SLI, X79 will perform better, due to the extra PCIe lanes, so it's the better one for gaming, with a lot of money.
post #23 of 32
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if you want to do triple or quad SLI, X79 will perform better, due to the extra PCIe lanes, so it's the better one for gaming, with a lot of money.
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If you want 3 or 4 cards then yeah I would go with X79.
Herp.
To be honest triple or quad SLI/crossfire just isn't reasonable, the driver support isn't really there. Most people who have quad GPU setups have it purely because they are benching enthusiasts and want the best of the best. A lot of games perform worse with 3-4 graphics cards than they do with 1 or 2.
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Herp.
Well, he said that Z77 was better for gaming at the end of his post.
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To be honest triple or quad SLI/crossfire just isn't reasonable, the driver support isn't really there. Most people who have quad GPU setups have it purely because they are benching enthusiasts and want the best of the best. A lot of games perform worse with 3-4 graphics cards than they do with 1 or 2.
well, quad GPU is entirely for E-peen or compute. Triple SLI will actually give you a noticeable performance increase over triple SLI. The driver issues are pretty bad, but it is still usable in games.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 2/10/13 at 10:07am
post #25 of 32
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Herp.
To be honest triple or quad SLI/crossfire just isn't reasonable, the driver support isn't really there. Most people who have quad GPU setups have it purely because they are benching enthusiasts and want the best of the best. A lot of games perform worse with 3-4 graphics cards than they do with 1 or 2.

Oh come now, if he wants to run triple screen he will most definitely see an improvement with three cards over two. All of my games perform better with three cards than they do with two. On a single screen the difference between 130fps and 90fps is still a positive increase in performance, and most definitely not the other way around.


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post #26 of 32
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But the socket LGA1155 is a dead end socket, whereas the LGA2011 socket still has one more generation of chips.

The higher wattage PSU is because of further expansion in the future. I also read somewhere that the i7 3820 can overclock to 4.75-5.0 GHz

Sure it can, but only if you've got a golden chip. It doesn't have an unlocked multiplier, so you're stuck with FSB overclocking.
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Sure it can, but only if you've got a golden chip. It doesn't have an unlocked multiplier, so you're stuck with FSB overclocking.
IIRC, the multiplier goes to either 42 or 46 on it.
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Haswell is still 22nm in die size. The problem with Haswell on LGA1150 is that it only has 4 RAM slots, limited PCI lanes (probably), whereas on LGA2011 its a whole new story.

I highly doubt ud be utlising more than 32gb -_-
Limited PCI lanes?? How many GPUs u planning to use?? Cuz I assure you Haswell will do fine with just 2 way SLI or Crossfire.
    
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I highly doubt ud be utlising more than 32gb -_-
Limited PCI lanes?? How many GPUs u planning to use?? Cuz I assure you Haswell will do fine with just 2 way SLI or Crossfire.
But for 3 way and above it's limited. If they would only optimize the drivers better that would be a good selling point.
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But for 3 way and above it's limited. If they would only optimize the drivers better that would be a good selling point.

Keyword If. They havent done much as far as i can see :/
I really believe Nvidia could rake in more money if they optimized their drivers for 3 way SLI +
    
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