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MSI Z77A-GD65 GAMING Intel LGA 1155

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T-topology was an Asus thing I thought... Not to mention it only applies when using all 4 DIMM slots...(according to sin and a couple articles I read anyway).
ASUS must have "sold" the tech to Intel, as Intel now claims "T-Topology" as their own. As to the 4-DIMM thing, and whatever the T-Topology stuff is about, didn't allow ANY of my CPUs to clock memory higher on ANY board with T-Topology. It's written right on this board's surface.







I have seen this on other boards, too.

No, I meant that you can forget the Raid card if you want to run certain SLI configurations, but that might turn out not to be "the end of the world" for many.

Yes, SLI doesn't work with a X4 PCIe link. That's not the board's fault...that an SLI requirement. Crossfire will work with a x4 link, Nvidia says it's not optimal, so they will not support it.

Also keep in mind that this is a GAMING board, not a workstation board.
 
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Yep.. sure does look like they sold it! :p

That said those articles still stated its for 4 DIMMs. Did that change too with licencing as well?
 

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Yep.. sure does look like they sold it! :p

That said those articles still stated its for 4 DIMMs. Did that change too with licencing as well?
What I am saying is that no board in my house with T-Topology clocks DIMMs better than one without...number of sticks doesn't matter. That said, I have no idea what it really does, other than being something in the circuit design between DIMMs and socket that was supposed to enhance clocking ability. I've clocked nearly every board up to 2800MHz, other than one or two, and all at the exact same point failed. CPU is probably the limiting factor for me, but if that's the case, then T-Topology isn't going to help ANYONE but xtreme benchmarkers.


And if that's the case, it has no place on a gaming board. :p
 
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Yes, SLI doesn't work with a X4 PCIe link. That's not the board's fault...that an SLI requirement. Crossfire will work with a x4 link, Nvidia says it's not optimal, so they will not support it.

Also keep in mind that this is a GAMING board, not a workstation board.
I'm a little confused, I said the same, or not?:)
 

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I went looking for this review but did not find it on TPU's review DB. Found it through the reviews link, but not the DB.