Reply 44080 of 45381, by Unknown_K
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-04-22, 16:23:Unknown_K wrote on 2022-04-21, 20:49:
Not sure how retro this is, but just got in an ASUS Sabertooth X58 with i7-980x and 12GB DDR3-1333.
Is the 870x better then equivalent 6 core XEONs?
The 870x is the consumer grade CPU and the boards and CPU only support dual channel RAM while the 980x supports triple channel RAM.
Get some nice high speed RAM... DDR3-2000 is a good speed and make that sucker sing.
I put in 6 sticks of2GB DDR3-1600 for now and it runs in 3 channel mode. If I bother to overclock it then I will try faster RAM. Thing is the CPU is 130W as is and I am only using a EVO 212 cooler on it so overclocking might make it overheat.
The Xeons on my other 2 machines use much less power so I overclocked a x5760 (95W stock) to 4Ghz. The other board has a X5650 (95W stock).
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