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EVGA Lifts Cover From X79 E779 Classified Motherboard

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October 18, 2011 12:14:37 AM

Only 4 RAM slots? I'd have expected 8 on the classified with it being quad channel and their top board. Otherwise looks awesome.
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October 18, 2011 12:24:19 AM

YargnitOnly 4 RAM slots? I'd have expected 8 on the classified with it being quad channel and their top board. Otherwise looks awesome.


Well I can live with the 4 ram slots if those ram slots support 8GB sticks (32GB of ram total).
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October 18, 2011 12:28:50 AM

RAM works better when ONE slot per channel is used.

What form factor is this mobo?
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October 18, 2011 12:43:44 AM

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five PCIe x16 3.0


Why so many?
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October 18, 2011 12:44:15 AM

There is no reason to have more than 8gbs of ram for gaming. I've actually seen stats reporting decreased performance at figures over that, especially over 12.
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 12:54:39 AM

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There is no reason to have more than 8gbs of ram for gaming. I've actually seen stats reporting decreased performance at figures over that, especially over 12.
What? More RAM = less performance? Does not compute.
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October 18, 2011 12:55:28 AM

southernsharkThere is no reason to have more than 8gbs of ram for gaming. I've actually seen stats reporting decreased performance at figures over that, especially over 12.


Exactly. Most games don't even benefit much more when going from 4GB to 8GB. Now if you are someone who runs a lot of tasks in the background while gaming, 8-12GB will be worth it.

Otherwise, anything more than 8GB for a P/Z67 chipset or 12GB for X58 and you are pissing money down the toilet. Or as you referenced, even hindering performance. 12+GB RAM aree for servers, not desktop rigs.
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October 18, 2011 12:55:57 AM

southernsharkThere is no reason to have more than 8gbs of ram for gaming. I've actually seen stats reporting decreased performance at figures over that, especially over 12.

I have 12gb of ram and use it to the full potential. I'll commonly have GTA IV loaded up, about 20 tabs in chrome, and multiple apps for homework running and I'll be using 8gb of ram or more easily. Also, I rarely shutdown my pc and prefer windows to keep as much stuff in memeroy as possible so I don't have to access files from my F3 500gb main system drive.

I can live with 1-2fps decrease for being able to leave my apps open 24/7 and ready to run.
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October 18, 2011 12:56:54 AM

the only 4 memory stick slots are a let down.
But more of a let down is that I don't see an mSATA slot on the motherboard anywhere. My next motherboard must have an mSATA no exceptions.

Also SATA II/ SATA III too few of them it should had at least 10.
(even if there were only 2 or 4 SATA III) and the rest SATA II.
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October 18, 2011 1:00:09 AM

smufferoneWhat? More RAM = less performance? Does not compute.


Actually I have seen those same benchmarks about a year or two ago. I believe it was Anandtech and they used an X58 chipset comparing an upgrade from 6GB to 12GB. A couple of benchmarks actually showed a slight decrease in frames. I'm trying to dig that article up (or one similar).
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October 18, 2011 1:01:41 AM

10tacleExactly. Most games don't even benefit much more when going from 4GB to 8GB. Now if you are someone who runs a lot of tasks in the background while gaming, 8-12GB will be worth it. Otherwise, anything more than 8GB for a P/Z67 chipset or 12GB for X58 and you are pissing money down the toilet.



If you are the type of person who buys this type of motherboard you are pissing money down the toilet anyways.
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October 18, 2011 1:19:24 AM

soldier37Nice looking board but only 2 x 6Gbs ports ? Damn I was about to buy a Gigabyte Sniper 2 board to go with my new GTX 580 3Gb card for BF3 but maybe I should wait another month...


This is not Gigabytes fault. Intel chips will only support that number Sata ports. They do have the option of using a 3rd party controller to add more Sata 6 gb/s ports but I think it is better that they do not do that. From the benchmarks I have seen, 3rd party Sata 6 gb/s ports actually perform worse than the Intel 3 gb/s ports.
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October 18, 2011 1:30:14 AM

Am I the only one who notices the clearance(or lack there of)? Good luck using any big air cooler. It looks like a h100 is you only option at this point.
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 1:38:15 AM

Some X79 board have 8 ram slots. Maybe their FTW might get it.

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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 1:39:38 AM

Some X79 have 8 slots, maybe their FTW will have it.
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October 18, 2011 2:05:51 AM

lp231Some X79 board have 8 ram slots. Maybe their FTW might get it.

at least the new Intel will come with liquid coolers?
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October 18, 2011 2:35:47 AM

I don't understand how some people are saying that too much ram will slow down your pc. Does it not have the fastest data access speed of any component?
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 2:39:55 AM

is this a 1155 socket? or something different?
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October 18, 2011 3:39:09 AM

smufferoneWhat? More RAM = less performance? Does not compute.

Look at the benchmarks if you don't believe it, good is your friend.
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October 18, 2011 3:39:18 AM

southernsharkThere is no reason to have more than 8gbs of ram for gaming. I've actually seen stats reporting decreased performance at figures over that, especially over 12.


They used to day "don't need more than" about that about whatever level you want to name. 1GB. Then 2GB. Then Tomshardware tested that Vista actually ran fine on 3GB. You certainly didn't need more than 4GB unless you were running a server. Fairly recently, that number has moved to 8GB. Tomshardware also did a recent article about how you could use more than 4GB (nominally) even in a 32-bit system by using the added memory as a RAM drive. For a 64-bit system. you would use 8GB of memory as normal and use any additional RAM for the RAM drive.

Point is, things change, hardware and software evolve continually, and 8GB of memory will become another mark in the road just as all that came before it have. You have to be very careful with what you believe is fact - in the electronics world, what was true yesterday may not be true today.

;) 


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October 18, 2011 3:45:56 AM

Just give my room for 8 DIMMs and plent of SATA ports with decent overclocking capabilities on the board
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 3:57:54 AM

Looks like a fun product for the fx/grfx professionals...
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 4:52:08 AM

Just out of curiosity - why the RAM situated around the CPU instead of having it next to the CPU like they've done before? This will totally ruin a lot of potential fan configurations but if Intel is shipping the new chips with a liquid cooler I guess it doesn't matter.
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October 18, 2011 5:22:03 AM

DaFeesWell I can live with the 4 ram slots if those ram slots support 8GB sticks (32GB of ram total).

well, with 4 you get 8gb a slot, that would work out to 32gb
with 8, it would most likely support 8gb, but lets do this with 4, which would also work to 32gb

with 8gb ram you are looking at 300-400 a kit, so 600-800$
with 4gb ram you are looking at 35-125 a kit, lets go with a 50$ normal that comes to 200$ got 32gb with a range of 140$-500$

even the most retardedly expensive 4gb kit costs less than the most reasonably priced 8gb kit.
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October 18, 2011 10:26:24 AM

....sick and tired of the "you don't need more then" statements. If YOU don't need it fine. There are others that DO. And just for the sake of it, say you want to run a few virtual machines each reserving a few GBs of RAM.... do you see now how easily you can eat RAM????
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October 18, 2011 11:09:28 AM

southernsharkThere is no reason to have more than 8gbs of ram for gaming. I've actually seen stats reporting decreased performance at figures over that, especially over 12.

Its the other way around!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
October 18, 2011 11:14:04 AM

shuffman37I have 12gb of ram and use it to the full potential. I'll commonly have GTA IV loaded up, about 20 tabs in chrome, and multiple apps for homework running and I'll be using 8gb of ram or more easily. Also, I rarely shutdown my pc and prefer windows to keep as much stuff in memeroy as possible so I don't have to access files from my F3 500gb main system drive. I can live with 1-2fps decrease for being able to leave my apps open 24/7 and ready to run.

So, if your system eat 1.2GB of the RAM, than u have less than 3GB available for the game! That would suck on the 4GB RAM.
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October 18, 2011 1:58:57 PM

NICE!
I was wondering when we would finally release motherboards with NO old school PCI ports. I say we force board makers to go from thier PCI cards to PCIe. Plenty have but there are still a lot of lingering PCI cards being sold.
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October 18, 2011 2:25:19 PM

nikorr said:
So, if your system eat 1.2GB of the RAM, than u have less than 3GB available for the game! That would suck on the 4GB RAM.

I believe i saw the same thing. So the concept was that if you had more then 8gb of RAM say 12gb, 14gb, or 16gb the preformance boost would decrease the more RAM in the system on a price to performance ratio.
heres the article i thinks.... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgra...

Only in a few games (halflife2 with hd mod) did 12gb+ seem worth it. It made more since to turn some of the RAM into a RAM Disk then to leave it as RAM.

I only have 2gb of RAM, and i build a new computer which had everything mine did with 4gb and it blows mine away.

ALSO who's system uses 1.2gb of RAM!!! LOL My windows 7 system with window curtain mod uses 780mb of ram.... I can get it to 500mbs if i want to.
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October 18, 2011 3:25:02 PM

Nice, I just went from 6GB on my 980X @ 4.4GHZ up to 12, then to 24. I ran multiple benchmarks, it seems that the 12GB was the sweet spot. That being said there was no disadvantage to having the additional memory, just no real advantage.

-CB
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October 18, 2011 3:25:57 PM

DaFeesWell I can live with the 4 ram slots if those ram slots support 8GB sticks (32GB of ram total).

Yea if you currently have no good ram and want to buy 4 sticks of 8GB but for people that have 6 slots of triple channel memory with 2GB each, 8 slots makes sense because you just add another 4GB and you are at 16GB as opposed to either losing 4GB and going to 8GB or trashing all your memory and having to buy a new set of higher GB dimms. It's bull$hit.
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October 18, 2011 4:12:20 PM

Try using a more modern benchmark like this instead of that 3 year old bench you linked.....
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...

More ram is NOT going to hinder anything. It benefits it more.

Also 8gb is the least you will need for enthusiast gaming...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...

"These artifacts vanish when you install another 4 GB of RAM, since this allows the graphics card to grab a fat piece of the system memory pie."
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October 18, 2011 5:04:17 PM

isnt more ram give you more latency ram, i may be wrong.
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October 18, 2011 5:34:15 PM

This board is a let down if you look at what the X58 1366 cousin had. Hopefully this board will not cost $500USD.
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October 18, 2011 6:08:28 PM

We are about to see the start of the migration to the PCI-e 3.0 standard. manufacturers of motherboards, graphic cards, solid state drives, Raid Controllers, and other components have made public announcements in support of the new standard.
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October 19, 2011 5:18:49 AM

smufferoneWhat? More RAM = less performance? Does not compute.


Higher densities results in slightly slower memory speeds, tho the difference is hardly noticeable in most instances, i.e. gaming and general computing.
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a b V Motherboard
November 7, 2011 3:45:08 PM

Has anyone got a look at what the prices will be on these bad boys? I cant seem to find anything that will indicate that. I'm guessing $400 - $500 range? Maybe $300 - $400 range?
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