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hi all, i am planing to get a 1366 board again, was thinking between the R3E or the EVga SR-2 (for a massive E-peen)

only thing is, would the SR-2 work with, lets say 2x I7 950's??

i cant afford more than that

if not i'll just get the R3E black edition, or do you guys suggest something else?
    
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Nope !. The SR2 only works with Xeon chips, cause they have two QPI links, whereas their i7 brothers only have the 1.
    
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AFAIK you need CPUs with dual QPI links if you're using the SR-2. Meaning that only xeon chips are compatible.
 
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post #4 of 16
1 950 will work, but you can only use 1 950 in that board. So it seems kind of pointless.

Like Deano said, you need xeons to use both sockets as they have 2 QPI links.
post #5 of 16
Xeon is a must. IF your really pressed for cash, two E5620's would work (I believe). Other then that, there are very nice 1366 boards still being made.
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I think you also need certain xeon chips that actually come with dual qpi as some only have one qpi which are xeon chips designed for single processor workstations.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Xeon is a must. IF your really pressed for cash, two E5620's would be the way to go. Other then that, there are very nice 1366 boards still being made.
What's the difference between X and E xeons?
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What's the difference between X and E xeons?
The TDP for one, the different models in the Xeon line all have varying TDP's and its signified by the prefix on the chip
    
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What's the difference between X and E xeons?
I'm not an Intel guy, I have no idea, but I was under the assumption that W-series Xeon chips were designed for workstation use. Which chips have dual QPI's I'm unaware of
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What's the difference between X and E xeons?
"W" series xeons only have 1x QPI link

only the "E" series xeons have dual QPI links
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