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EVGA SR-2 with dual x5690 OR Gigabyte x79A-GD45 with i7-4820k

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Hi there all,

I know i know i should have search before posting here but i found rather good just to have some opinion on to which should be considered a better option among the two as mentioned in the subject cited.

Now i am getting both at the same price.
My use is simply everything in general computing.

Every advise is welcome.
And yes not worried about the case to fit the evga sr2
 

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The SR2, hands down, if it was me, because that is a bastard of a motherboard. How much are the systems?
 
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The X5690s will offer more compute power having more cores

The 5690s can also can be clocked pretty well with decent coolers further pushing its performance up

I had a X5650 and there was nothing it couldn’t handle. Wish I still had it
 
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The Dual x5690 is is definitely more fun… :) And if you look at the 1 cpu vs 1 cpu the IPC gain you get in the 4820k is being minimized by the 2 extra cores in the x5690.. so in gaming im sure the x5690 will be better or the same.
 
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The SR2, hands down, if it was me, because that is a bastard of a motherboard. How much are the systems?
The combo as of both setups is 400$

The X5690s will offer more compute power having more cores

The 5690s can also can be clocked pretty well with decent coolers further pushing its performance up

I had a X5650 and there was nothing it couldn’t handle. Wish I still had it
Honestly the person selling had these both clock to 4ghz and watercooled with pair of corsair.

And i dont if they even need it.

The Dual x5690 is is definitely more fun… :) And if you look at the 1 cpu vs 1 cpu the IPC gain you get in the 4820k is being minimized by the 2 extra cores in the x5690.. so in gaming im sure the x5690 will be better or the same.
I am really confused here. What if i plan get 4690x by trading 4820k afterwards ??
I mean i can possibily upgrade and with sr-2 wouldn’t i be limited ?
 

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The combo as of both setups is 400$
Sounds expensive either way. The SR2 might be worth it (because of the SR2 itself), but the LGA1150 setup is definitely overpriced. It depends a bit on the hardware prices where you live oviously, but still.
 
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X79 Sabertooth and 4960X at 4,5GHz (1866MHz CL8, Quad Channel) - scores around 1200 points in R15.
1680 v2 is ~1600 points at 4,5GHz. If AVX is used, Dual doesn't stand a chance.

With SR-2 you get the legendary board (true), BUT you lose UEFI BIOS, PCI-e 3.0, AVX, and some extra perf. (because of Meltdown update... "thank you" - October 2018 Win 10 update. not sure how it works for Win7/8).
 

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X79 Sabertooth and 4960X at 4,5GHz (1866MHz CL8, Quad Channel) - scores around 1200 points in R15.
With SR-2 you get the legendary board (true), BUT you lose UEFI BIOS, PCI-e 3.0, AVX, and some extra perf. (because of Meltdown update... "thank you" - October 2018 Win 10 update. not sure how it works for Win7/8).
Obsolete tech...
 
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X79 Sabertooth and 4960X at 4,5GHz (1866MHz CL8, Quad Channel) - scores around 1200 points in R15.
1680 v2 is ~1600 points at 4,5GHz. If AVX is used, Dual doesn't stand a chance.

With SR-2 you get the legendary board (true), BUT you lose UEFI BIOS, PCI-e 3.0, AVX, and some extra perf. (because of Meltdown update... "thank you" - October 2018 Win 10 update. not sure how it works for Win7/8).
Wait wait what Meltdown update ???

Sorry been too away from these things...
 

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Wait wait what Meltdown update ???

Sorry been too away from these things...
Yep...agree,I noticed that on my old X58 platform with updated microcode performance lost in cinebench is almost negligible but for example in 3d mark Firestrike physics test performance lost is around 10%.....
Source : LINK.

LGA 1366 - X58 MB microcode update thread : LINK.
 

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Wait wait what Meltdown update ???

Sorry been too away from these things...
Yeah, severe vulnerabilites found, intel issued a micro code update that sorta closed some of the holes but had an impact on performance. But that happened to all old CPUs. I don't know how much performance was lost, I'm sure someone can fill in.

I'd probably still go for the SR2, because it'll be kick ass in multithreaded apps plus it's a truly legendary board. It will be slower in games.
 
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If you want to get something newer, then the 4790k but if you'd like a piece of classic amazing hardware, then the SR-2...

I've both (well, 4770k) and putting it against my 920 D0's, I was able to get to perform like a stock 4770k.. Yes the 4770k/4790k can be overclocked but it didn't give as much of a performance boost as I'd have thought at the time...
The SR-2 can cope with a single CPU but as it has two of the most powerful 1366 CPUs in there, just be thinking about the wattage it uses but remember older tech and 24 threads, not 8.. I love mine, not going to even consider trading it for the world :)
 
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SR2

I have dual 5675's. Lots of power to play with.
 
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Dual X5690s will perform better in multithreaded apps. Westmere lacks AVX support and the memory controller is somehow outdated.

i7-4820k will perform better in singlethreaded apps including gaming.
 
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Dual X5690s will perform better in multithreaded apps. Westmere lacks AVX support and the memory controller is somehow outdated.

i7-4820k will perform better in singlehreaded apps including gaming.
Not many game use avx maybe like a few like codemasters racing games have support.
 

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I would recommend putting your money towards a newer platform- especially if this is to be your main PC.

The SR-2 is a great setup but if you have a problem with the board you may never find a replacement and if you do find one the cost may be way too much to handle (check ebay on prices), same goes for an X79 board.

If you're looking at these for a secondary rig just to play around with then an SR-2 would make a fun build!
 
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SR-2 for simply the resale value in a few years....
 

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Yeah, severe vulnerabilites found, intel issued a micro code update that sorta closed some of the holes but had an impact on performance. But that happened to all old CPUs. I don't know how much performance was lost, I'm sure someone can fill in.

I'd probably still go for the SR2, because it'll be kick ass in multithreaded apps plus it's a truly legendary board. It will be slower in games.
You mean to say i might be losing performance?Due to what?
Not yet though having my concern on PCI Express 3.0 support on sr-2. But honestly does it really have that much impact of performance when it comes to graphics acceleration?

And here we go i have to update with a custom bios in order to gain the actual performance on windows 10 with old hardware. Thats so apple stratigy.....
Means there will be more?
 
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you should be fine with any of these tbh. I would like the quad channel more so than the triple channel. And I have not seen anything showing PCI-E 2.0 is that much slower than 3.0.
 
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If you want to get something newer, then the 4790k but if you'd like a piece of classic amazing hardware, then the SR-2...

I've both (well, 4770k) and putting it against my 920 D0's, I was able to get to perform like a stock 4770k.. Yes the 4770k/4790k can be overclocked but it didn't give as much of a performance boost as I'd have thought at the time...
The SR-2 can cope with a single CPU but as it has two of the most powerful 1366 CPUs in there, just be thinking about the wattage it uses but remember older tech and 24 threads, not 8.. I love mine, not going to even consider trading it for the world :)
Man that means you own the beast yourself. SR-2 ?
I never knew it was considered that god like. Yeh i could see that it draws alot of power with thoses cpus. The person selling have dual 1400W with a server chasis having hotswap bays.
I just talked to him he gave me an offer of letting go of the rig.
Dual x5690 (with dual corsair water cool)
SR-2
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Servar case
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The other Gibabyte x79 with i7-4820k
300$ fixed excluding shipping.

He wants to get rid of both ASAP.....

I would recommend putting your money towards a newer platform- especially if this is to be your main PC.

The SR-2 is a great setup but if you have a problem with the board you may never find a replacement and if you do find one the cost may be way too much to handle (check ebay on prices), same goes for an X79 board.

If you're looking at these for a secondary rig just to play around with then an SR-2 would make a fun build!
I had some servay to the marked and usually x79 have greater number of problems especially with that Asus R-4 x79.

To be honest i had a project (Alienware Case Mod)
Was looking for some deal to just put something extreme in it. Probobly the x series to handle more.

you should be fine with any of these tbh. I would like the quad channel more so than the triple channel. And I have not seen anything showing PCI-E 2.0 is that much slower than 3.0.
Exactly i remember i upgraded my mobo from pic express 1.1 to 2.0 and there was nothing at all in any graphic output whatsoever.

I terms of memory channels. Is there a significant change in triple to quad ?? I mean ppl still use regular dual channel memory kit as per end consumer.

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Triple channel is 50% faster bandwidth than Double Channel and Quad channel would be a whole double the bandwidth. Ram speeds do actually make a difference in some games and that is where Quad channel would do very well. Even Triple does wonderfully if you can get the ram up to 1866mhz or 1600mhz.

BTW, if you decide to upgrade to something else, I would like your mobo and cpu :)
 
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