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On the charts the 3770k is almost identically performing the same as the six core SB-e cpu in quad 7970 setups?

Unless im missing something and your referring to mobo features, im not familiar with the necessary components for quad GPU setup I only ever used single gpu.

quad PCI-e slots is certainly a good start smile.gif
 
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Ah sorry my bad, perhaps the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Intel Z77 would be more useful smile.gif
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That is probably the best z77 board IMO, but at that price your really hitting 3930 and x79 territory.
 
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That is probably the best z77 board IMO, but at that price your really hitting 3930 and x79 territory.

This is true if you were to look at a standard x79 board vs the UP7, however once you move to quad GPU X79 board your looking at over £300, which is the same price as the Z77 UP7.
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This is true if you were to look at a standard x79 board vs the UP7, however once you move to quad GPU X79 board your looking at over £300, which is the same price as the Z77 UP7.

True to an extent, but you could very easily get a RIVF for $300, over $100 less than the UP7 and a 3820 to pair with it which is also cheaper than a 3770k and then you even have a CPU upgrade path if you wanted. And as long as you don't plan on doing subzero benching the RIVF is pretty much just as capable as the RIVE and in some cases is better for the average user.
 
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post #26 of 35
Does the 3820 overclock as much? I've never sat down and looked into that, how far can you push the base clock safely?
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There are people passed 5GHz... baseclock isn't really an issue.
 
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post #28 of 35
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True to an extent, but you could very easily get a RIVF for $300, over $100 less than the UP7 and a 3820 to pair with it which is also cheaper than a 3770k and then you even have a CPU upgrade path if you wanted. And as long as you don't plan on doing subzero benching the RIVF is pretty much just as capable as the RIVE and in some cases is better for the average user.




May you link me to that motherboard? And the 3820 @ stock clocks would be enough correct? I figured it was made to handle multi-gpu setups at stock.
Edited by ooioox - 5/29/13 at 11:43am
post #29 of 35
No it won't be enough at stock. You'll want the most overclock you can get out of it like 4.5ghz plus.
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post #30 of 35
4,5 Ghz is easy to archieve and would be enough. The good thing about the i7-3820 is you can propably upgrade to IB-E next year with the same board.
What do you want now exactly? 780s or 7970s ?
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