Originally Posted by heb1001
I think I've been running my QPI near its limit at about 7.8GT/s but I've been running the uncore faster at about 4009 (which was 2xRAM). Faster uncore definitely gives you better memory bandwidth benchmarks so may have some slight real world benefit.
So I think the answer to your question is no.
I had a fun day today. I discovered that yesterdays BCLK limit of 232 could be improved by increasing the PCIe bus frequency. I can post the detailed steps if anyone cares but I got to 255 BCLK by raising the PCIe to 118:
PCIe - BCLK - CPU MULTI - DRAM
118 - 255 - 18 - 2044
Where I got memtest past test 3.
That was limited by my RAM or uncore because I carried on going and 260 BCLK was failing with memory errors in memtest. Reducing the memory multi didn't help.
255 BCLK is higher than any other Rampage II Gene on HWBOT so I went back to try to boot Windows and get validation but couldn't get back to it. I'm again thinking I might have toasted the CPU because my stable OC is again no longer working. I'm hoping for another miraculous recovery overnight.
Check out this post:
Most importantly this part:
PCIe Frequency = Leave it alone @ 100Mhz. Some fools push it well above 105Mhz which will eventually lead to problems over time or worse....dead SSDs\HDDs and \or data loss. You can also destroy components on the MB as well. Good luck to those who change it. Best Bet = AUTO.
You can take anything I say with a grain of salt and that's your choice. You can push anything as high as you want on any X58 motherboard. They all basically have the sa,e features overall. That doesn't mean that it is necessary [pushing high voltage\high settings] to hit high overclock frequencies. I can hit more than 4.8Ghz -5.1Ghz+ without even thinking about touching the PCIe Frequency. I know exactly what it is capable of. It can kill the CPU and other components believe it or not. There's a reason why Intel no longer allows overclockers to tweak the PCIe frequency and especially not the voltage. AFAIK it's tied to other things on the X79 [DMI\BCLK] and I haven't heard any mention of PCIe on X99 MBs. Just be careful with certain settings.
Originally Posted by OCmember
Very nice, Kana. I've been getting wind about DX12 and I am unsure if it was included in the build. Did you see anything that states it was?
Well I couldn't use my old program I wrote to for DX11 to capture ANYTHING in the game! No frame times, frames, frame rates etc. UT4 wasn't having it. So that made me believe that it was indeed running DX12. Thankfully there's plenty of DX12 info out there and I was able to solve my problem and I guess you say I got a "beta" of my benchmark running. I really can't wait to get my hands on Vulkan!
So no I didn't see anything that states it, but like I said above my custom DX11 program wasn't doing anything. I still have more work to do with the the DX12, but I'm satisfied with the results.
I probably need to test more levels for a better average. I basically just joined some games and played for roughly 10 minutes. I'd say the performance was great, especially at high resolutions. I'm sure most people will at the fastest possible resolution [below 1080p]\720p] for the advantages. Will wait for the official word on a DX12 updates. It appears that it's definitely there.Edited by Kana-Maru - 2/7/16 at 8:30am