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ASrock X79 Ex6 - i7 3820 - 2X7970 - PCIe3.0

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Cool Mike, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Cool Mike New Member

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    Just built a new RIG. In case some are still wondering if PCIe 3.0 functions with a i7-3820 and ASrock X79 Extreme6. PCIe 3.0 works fine! ATI's CCC and GPUz both recognize 3.0. In Asrock's Bio's you can choose between PCIe Gen 1, 2 or 3.

    My Rig:
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    Intel i7 3820 @ 4.75 Ghz on Intel watercooler (CoreV= 1.43V)
    Gskill Memory - 4X4GB @ 2333Mhz Timings: 10-12-11-30 1T
    Powercolor AX7970, 2 in Crossfire @ 1150Mhz on Core, 1600Mhz (6400Mhz Eff.) on Memory (CoreV= 1.187V)
    PSU - Seasonic Z series Gold 1250W

    3dMark11 score - P16,200
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    That's a good looking setup, similar to what I would like to go with when I have money to throw down.
     
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    Glad to see more people using the 3820, I love mine.
     
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    Mike what is also great about that machine is the future expansion you have over users of Skt 1155
     
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    Yes, really like it alot. I couldnt justify almost $300 more for the 6 core. The 3820 overclocks well, The key selling point for me was 40 PCIe lanes and Gen 3.0. I wanted the 3.0 for sure, but as most of us know intel does not advertise PCIe 3.0 being incorporated on the sandy bridge E versions. I read a few reviews before I was convinced it was there. Sure enough 3.0 is working well with my 7970's. I m future proof for a while.
     
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    Well more CPUs are in the pipeline for 2011 and Plus Overclocking isnt everything. If Im not mistaken you can get a 2011 Xeon and Run it in that machine without a hitch.

    1155 users will be crying when 1150 comes into play

    That is a Really Good Overclock Considering 1155 users were bitching that it gets too hot or the performance numbers are not high enough to constitute the price between 2011/1155 or it doesnt overclock well enough for them.

    Overall You both were smart for going with 2011

    Users of AM3+ are smart for the platform choice aswell

    Server Users too- they just have more options for expansion.

    I may not be an intel user myself but 2011 is the smarter choice over 1155
     
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    You just need a BIOS update, then it should be fine it's like socket 1366 with Nehalem -> Gulftown.
     
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    Thanks for the Confirmation, I swore it was like that.

    on a side note for AMD Opteron 3200 Series should work in AM3+ desktop boards with the same effect once they are released as PIBs
     
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    ASUS has stated nothing about Xeon support on the P9X79. When it comes to servers, sometimes going with something a little slower isn't a bad option instead of dishing out so much for an 8-core SB-E Xeon. At work our soon-to-be web development server is powered by Dual Xeon E5540s with 16gb of memory. Give it a task that uses one core and it's about as fast as my Core 2 Duo laptop. Give it a task that uses 16 threads and it's about 30% faster than my overclocked 3820. When push comes to shove, I'll take my 3820, it costed less and runs plenty quick. :)
     
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    I was making the Notion that 2011 is a better solution than 1155
     
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    http://www.techpowerup.com/158387/Xeon-E5-2670-Seen-Running-on-ASUS-Rampage-IV-Gene.html


    Anyway yours is the same reason that made me pick a 980x back in the days, costed less than the Xeon counterpart and yielded me awesome results with a good 4.5 GHz clock, especially because all the time gained goes on other projects.

    Now I'm going for socket 2011 and let's hope for some unlocked Ivy-E action.
     
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    love when news reporters show their biased opinions when all they are to do is report the news this is why the world in general is fucked over now

     

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