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DDR3 SDRAM for LGA 2011: Which Memory Is Best?

Started by: beenthere | Date 01/07/12 07:58:42 AM
Comments: 11 | Last Comment:  02/20/14 01:56:29 PM

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1 7 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/07/12 07:58:42 AM]
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Yea, I am sure we should all run out and buy Bulldozer then huh? The fact is x79 platform is too much PC for most of what we use PCs for today. At least in the desktop setting. But the upside is its future proof. If you invest in it now, when software catches up, it will be ready and waiting to take advantage. Also, x79 will support Ivy Bridge-E when its released with a BIOS upgrade. So that's a plus as well. The only real downside to x79 and the accompanying CPUs is that the software needs to mature to take advantage.
2 1 [Posted by: iLLz  | Date: 01/08/12 08:54:13 AM]
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actually you can buy a G34 server dual socket board from amd and a 16 core chip for 550$ so you will also get a proper board. even intels own server chips and boards are a better combination than the x79 series. only disadvantage is overclocking but i heard x79 is already a super hot socket
1 1 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 01/09/12 02:13:28 AM]
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1 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/09/12 03:56:38 AM]
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0 4 [Posted by: hansmuff  | Date: 01/10/12 05:38:31 AM]
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0 3 [Posted by: hansmuff  | Date: 01/10/12 06:00:22 AM]
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There is nothing stopping mobo makers from adding more SATA3/USB3 ports. Oh wait, they already do:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/a...p9x79-deluxe_3.html#sect0
0 0 [Posted by: rrr  | Date: 01/10/12 09:21:45 AM]
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On parallel thread applications like Folding@Home, the Core i7-3960X "Sandy Bridge-E" with DDR3-1800 memory beats the pants off a Core i7-980 "Gulftown". The 3960X does up to 75,000 points per day, and consistently twice the throughput of the Gulftown.
3 1 [Posted by: Catalina588  | Date: 01/07/12 11:14:29 AM]
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Yep, this platform clearly and undoubtedly makes Nehalem based PCs obsolete. Not necessarily makes Nehalem owners immediately upgrade, but it's unanimously better choice, if you need the computing power. For 95% of people, 1155 is more than enough though.

As for memory itself, meh, buy the cheapest kit of reasonable quality and be done with it. Spending mad bucks on super-duper-OC-gamer edition RAM is a complete waste.
1 0 [Posted by: rrr  | Date: 01/09/12 04:37:22 AM]
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Can't argue the folding performance, and a lot of the media conversion benchmarks surely speak in its favor.
If I was a professional using heavily threaded media applications, I would not hesitate to buy the $500 rendition of those new chips.

But for my rig that does gaming/streaming/desktop app development and the odd video encode, a 2600K makes so much more sense.

It's a niche solution, and the X79 is particularly disappointing given its price.
0 2 [Posted by: hansmuff  | Date: 01/10/12 05:55:31 AM]
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I bought Corsair 1866 Platinum and I live on nut money so I can't afford to fool around or trying to save money ends up spending more money. I read that you can do two sticks at 2 x 8 = 16gb then run the thing, then do two sticks later to get 32gb. It works, I don't suggest burning the hell out of your first two sticks but the way these new LGA2011 systems work is that you probably can't because they are being made more idiot proof then ever and I don't wanna be one again. You gotta have 4 sticks for an LGA2011, that is it right there in a nutshell. That makes real quad and your 4820K is quad. You could try 4 sticks of 4gb per stick and the thing would probably work good. I just wish there were some more guys or gals to tell us how that works for them without any fancy talk.
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