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Comparison between the EVGA SR-X and the ASUS Z9P3-D8

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March 2, 2012 4:08:25 PM

I would like to see a comparison between the EVGA SR-X and the ASUS Z9P3-D8. The SR-X has integrated bluetooth and tuboboost supporting 96 G RAM while Z9P3-D8 has remote management and supports 128 G RAM. Both are quad supported. The SR-X PCIe 3.0s are the first 4 slots while the Z9P3-D8 is every other. Both have a limit of 4 PCIe 3.0 slots but I believe the Z9P3-D8 can use the other 3 as PCIe 8.0. I think every other is a improvement because many GPUs use up two slots of space. Both should be overclockable (although EVGAs seems to have really great software for overclocking and no word from Asus yet) and the Z9P3-D8 is a much smaller board. They will both be available near same time and around $500.
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March 2, 2012 5:21:55 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

noted your other tread -> http://www.computing.net/answers/cpus/see-a-comparison-...

I assume you meant ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS vs EVGA SR-X (formally SR-3), both supposedly can OC; see -> http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-z9pe-d8-ws--dual-socke... Remember, these use the SB-E Xeon CPUs so the only way to OC is to use CPU Strap and my feeling is a 125MHz is all I expect with a margin of reliability; 31 * 125MHz = 3.88GHz for two 8-core CPUs.

These MOBOs, though folks with bottomless budgets don't care, aren't really meant for 'gaming' and are more for Rendering Workstations. The costs to build them 'CrAzY' is going to be like the SR-2 -- $12K+.

EVGA SR-3:


ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS:
March 12, 2012 6:57:06 PM

jaquith said:
Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

noted your other tread -> http://www.computing.net/answers/cpus/see-a-comparison-...

I assume you meant ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS vs EVGA SR-X (formally SR-3), both supposedly can OC; see -> http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-z9pe-d8-ws--dual-socke... Remember, these use the SB-E Xeon CPUs so the only way to OC is to use CPU Strap and my feeling is a 125MHz is all I expect with a margin of reliability; 31 * 125MHz = 3.88GHz for two 8-core CPUs.

These MOBOs, though folks with bottomless budgets don't care, aren't really meant for 'gaming' and are more for Rendering Workstations. The costs to build them 'CrAzY' is going to be like the SR-2 -- $12K+.

EVGA SR-3:
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-02-13/evga_sr-x_feb_01.jpg

ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS:
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-01-10/74a.jpg




Are the Intel Xeon E5-2687W Sandy Bridge-EP offered for these unlocked so as to be overclockable?
July 6, 2012 2:51:45 PM

sentient04 said:
Are the Intel Xeon E5-2687W Sandy Bridge-EP offered for these unlocked so as to be overclockable?

nope..the sb-ep xeons don't have unlocked multiplers..as jaquith has mentioned,you can only oc very little with the base clock..the mobo's support oc..but unfortunately the xeons don't..
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