Originally Posted by ldrancer
did anybody ever figure out or, have that problem where your sata2 write speeds with the sata 6g marvell x58 boards had 240mb writes on the intel sata2 ports, which is worse than my 775 board did on p35.
???? I've ran non-Raid and Raid 0 setups. The speeds were decent for everyday use. I wouldn't expect much out of SATA II performance when SSDs are so fast nowadays. You shouldn't bank on more than 300/MBs for a single drive anyways.
Originally Posted by webhito
If they were biased at all, must mean I ran into every single one of them. Every review said the same thing and lead me to choose the 980ti as the fury x was just not on par with it.
Would love to see your results though.
No every review did not. The obvious review sites did though. Fury X was definitely on par. and the Fury X is actually beating the 980 Ti on a few sites. Honestly I don't base my opinions solely around company reviews anyways and if that was the case I would've settled for the 980 Ti I was eyeballing. Well I could go back and find all of the results, but many have been updated and I'm not sure how long that would take. The obvious websites were usually biased while I read sites outside of the nation [USA] who told a different story. For instance 1080p was laughable to begin with especially for comparison because no one is spending $350+ [especially $650+] on a GPU of all things for 1080p performance. When I checked the 1400p\1600p\4K scores the Fury X and 980 Ti were pretty much even. Depending on the games they both had their strengths and weaknesses, but the weaknesses weren't "massive" loses in performance. However, they were painting the 980 Ti the king and winner, but forgetting Fury X strengths and wins at higher resolutions.
I seen a website that showed the Fury X performing much better than the obvious sites where.....the obvious being AnAnd[ugh], Guru3D etc. I guess it would be pointless to try and find the sites from last year since the Fury X is faster than the 980 Ti now from driver updates. Another issue that was left out was that the Reference 980 Ti had boost [Core=1000Mhz - Boost=1076Mhz ] while the Fury X ran solely at Core = 1050Mhz. However, when a lot of people like those guys on Youtube were sent a Fury X for reviews they were doing dumb stuff like comparing it to a highly overclocked aftermarket GTX 980 Ti cards [OCs upwards towards Core=1500Mhz] that costed much more than the Fury X at the time.
They failed to realized that those higher clocked GTX 980 Ti increases [sometimes 35% and more] over the stock Fury X weren't significant enough to justify the high price point after viewing the performance gains [oh wait 3DMark FireStrike Performance Test e=peen makes it worth it >_>....no]. AND yeah 980 Ti's aftermarket cards were going for $700-$1,050. Ridiculous prices for sure since they went about the Titan X. Those higher aftermarket overclocks also didn't result in a demanding lead during actual gameplay benchmarks. Fury X held it's ground AT STOCK
core clock. For me it was sickening since I support both companies equally, but there was a lot of one sided conclusions going on. So of course I couldn't wait to retire my GTX 670s SLI and get my hands on a Fury X.
Now if you want to read my Fury X review you can check it out here:
It was uploaded last year using the Catalyst 15.7.1 Drivers dated 7/29/2015. Earlier I posted my performance increases in Crysis 3 and FireStrike. I'll probably get around to running more in-game benchmarks and updating the article. I focus more on actual gameplay benchmarks than synthetic anyways since that's what ultimately matters at the end of the day.
Originally Posted by marcchep
Kana-Maru, I have to thank you for your great review of the X5660. You are the reason I spent all this money for two beast X58 systems
They even beat my i7 4790k! And I love overclocking with the X58 chipset, it reminds me of the time I had a LGA775 system as my main rig, and pushed a Q6600 to 3.8Ghz with a vCore of 1.6V xD
No problem man
I'm glad that you checked out my review and I'm glad that I was able to help you make a great decision. Overclocking these bad boy Xeons are nice, just be careful because they can't take a long beating like older processors. However, if the temperature is right and you know what you are doing you reach some fairly impressive clocks.Edit:
I would like to point out something in my Fury X review. Please remember that I'm running a 1st generation
X58 + Hexa core + PCIe 2.0 vs an extreme 4th generation
OCTO CORE Haswell-E + X99 + PCIe 3.0.
So the results will be more in favor of the the 980 Ti with the more up to date setup [DDR3-2133Mhz etc]. Still I think the Fury X and X58 does well. Edited by Kana-Maru - 1/28/16 at 4:25pm