Z77 MOBO VS X79
Thinking of upgrading have Corsair Dominator memory 1600 already 16gb [8x2] Windows 7 Pro and Win premium home 32. Have Corsair 100 liquid coooling system. and two memory fan coolers. Have not decided on the Nvidia cards yet. I have all SSD hard hard drives. and a western digital 500gb back up for both systems.My case is set up to run them separetly with th Dark fleet full tower d-85. I run both systems for game compatibility and speed. I have th Asus P8P67 PRO 3.1 mobo right now with the Intel 3700k overclocked to 4420mhz. My main program with a bunch of addons is FSX and some Steam games. . My concern is FSX is going Par3D graphics and it just improving every day. I am leaning tward the Asus sabertooth x79 because of the six cores. I know FSX uses one core but there is a program out there that I do not know how good it is but it suppose to help FSX run on multible cores I could put my addons on the other 5 cores while FSX runs on core 1 by itself. I thank in advance for any remarks or suggestions.
I was planning on the Intel I7 3930k Asus Sabertooth x79 because of the six cores and added memory slots. I want run the Nvidia 670 GTX with 4gb memory by Evga or Asus 3.0 version which Z77 does not offer. 2011 has to be faster my H-100 liquid cooler should take care of the heat. Thanks for replies.
2011 set ups are marginally faster than 1155 set ups at stock speeds. You get more memory channels (4, so you need 4 sticks of memory), and more lanes for the pcie slots. If you are only using one graphics card, those extra lanes are not necessary. 1155 cpus such as the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge K series will overclock further than a 2011 cpu will too. Overall, the 1155 setups will save you more money and be just as fast when you overclock.
What kind of applications/games are you running?
The Sandy Bridge E processors are great if you are need the extra cores for multi threaded apps. Plus the added 40 PCI-e channels help alot too with graphics or drive controllers.
Now the Z77 does offer native USB 3.0 and PCI-e 3.0 to with Ivy Bridge processors. I know its a 1155 slot.
But consider if you just do games, the i7 3770k will out perform the i7-3960x in that area.
You can save money and go with a Z77 MB and put into graphics.
As stated above I have the Intel 3770k sandy bridge asus P8P67 Pro. Maybe I just should upgrade the Mobo to Asus Sabertooth Z77. What is the best MOBO Z77 sabertooth with armour and does it have 3.0 version PCI for above video card. Do I need the 1155 Ivy Bridge to get 3.0 compatability? Thanks in advance.
Z77 does support PCI-e 3.0.
And I have had good luck with the Asus Sabertooth Z77. Great board too.
THIS IS WHAT i AM LOOKING AT:
LGA 1155 / Socket H2
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 Intel Series 7 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA115), Intel Z77 Express, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, Thermal Armor
COSAIR 16GB DDR3 1600 12800 [2X8] LATER GO TO 32
BLU RAY DVD COMBO
TWO 120 SSD INTEL FOR HOT SWAP ABILITY [ALREADY OWN 3.5 TO 2.5 HOT DRIVE CASE.
ONE WESTERN DIGITAL 500 FOR BACKING UP
NVIDIA 670GTX 4GB DDR5 ASUS OR EVGA
WIN 7X64 HOME PREMIUM
I DON'T KNOW IVY BRIDGE OR SANDY BRIDGE 2770K E [OPEN] ?
ALREADY RUNING SANDY BRIDGE 2770 IN MY ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.1VERSION? AND GETTING SLOW FRAME RATES WITH FSX SIMULATOR BECAUSE OF PARP 3D LAND AND CLOUD GRAPHICS. AM RUNING A 570GTS 1485MB DDR 5 PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE ADDONS.