Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Feb 13, 2012.
Tri/Quad SLI/XFire @x16 all of them ?
It's viable for current use.
The dual core FX CPUs it was originally designed for could overclock to a level where they'd keep up with a low-end 45nm Phenom or Athlon quad. With about 350W power use between them, of course.
8GB of DDR2 also is no major issue today. And 12 Sata 2 ports and 48 PCI-E lanes are more than most of us manage now
Any links to any benches? yeah the amount of sata ports and pcie lanes is incredible , would make a good folder and data server, if i think about it twice... if i got one for 150€ with CPUs and fully populated ddr800 ram, i would instantly take it
No way you would find one fully equipped that cheap tbh.
This TH review somewhat amusingly shows the platform getting beaten by a QX6700, but says that it will come into its own once quad-core CPUs are released for it. Over 5 years later, Asus's support list still doesn't mention anything beyond the launch CPUs.
I think you could expect roughly Q8200/Q6600 level performance most of the time, but with 2-3 times the power requirements.
Dualie boards are one thing but I'm surprised we haven't seen more ideas using a daughtercard approach. Apple did it a lot in the RISC days. The dual G4/G5 machines didn't have multicore tech, it was just two CPUs slapped onto a daughtercard which plugged into the socket.
Wouldn't need an entire board to run setups like this, just a simple card that seats two CPUs. Issue would be, you'd need a custom heatsink design to do it. Power requirements would change too so likely the card would need it's own VRM setup with power connector similar to the 7447s Powerlogix used in the G4 Cube upgrades. Maybe some implementation done on the socket to support it too.
Cost to dev all this is likely prohibitive. Might as well just add more cores or work on improving designs. But for servers, be a pretty simple way to add more performance. Give another upgrade option.
What is overkill? Is it something edible?
I will take three (I wish)
Yeah. A price tag that is gonna make a pretty huge hole in our wallets for months.
Coming next is dual motherboards.
Nice expensive chopping board.
Damn.....I want a dual socket AMD motherboard that meant to OC!
I still wish i could afford the SR-2, this thing is going to give me pleasurable dreams for a good two years. I'm going to need to hydrate before bed, tons of water.
Nice on paper
'six SATA and four SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports'
6 + [4 x 4 (via SAS to Reverse SATA breakout cables] = 6 + 16 = 22 HDDs
Not bad if they can keep it all in the financial reach of traditional setups (LSI SAS 2008 chip based controller in HBA/IT mode with a SAS Expander from my observations/experience) people use in File Servers pushing those numbers (anything but a budget build given current HDD prices )
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