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Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo

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5 years 11 months ago #15699 by S.A.F Dman
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8 dimms at 8 Gb each Quad channel totalling 64 Gb of memory. I see my Gpu card on show there too... Nice :)

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5 years 11 months ago #15700 by S.A.F Dman
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I noticed they've changed the position of the cpu forward and Placed 4 dimms in its place. Gay.

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5 years 11 months ago #15703 by S.A.F M3RRiK
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Honestly... other than video editing when are you ever going to use 64GB of memory?

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5 years 11 months ago #15706 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
Merrik, you should know the answer to that!.

Servers.
Data processing platforms
Music creation platforms etc.

My mate who runs a smallish ISP and internet research company specifies a minimum of 64GB ram in all the servers/workstations he orders.. And often has live datasets into the TB range.

Even for multi layer, high resolution ( 20+ MP) raw images, you can rapidly run out of ram on a 6GB machine. Even with 24GB I often find it swapping to the revo drive ( which in itself, made a massive speed difference for image editing as its much better than a spinning drive for the scratch drive )

Ram is cheap. It allows for other optimizations also ( think of how mobile platforms substitute CPU power for memory ) and, above all, the socket 2011 has the most massive memory bandwidth ever available to the masses. Awesomeness.

Is there any benefit to the average gamer? Maybe the ones who spend stupid money on video processing ( multi 6990's / 590's ) etc, but I cant imagine the memory bandwidth doing anything useful for the average gamer.

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5 years 11 months ago #15709 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
That amount of memory is useful for gamers who don't actually understand what they're buying or what it does. As far as they're concerned, 128gb of ram would be worth-while... as long as they have more than their competition (often another mislead fool), they have the false sense that they have the upper-hand.

Funnily enough, this does sometimes make a difference in their mid-set, and sometimes they play better. Wishful thinking, but ultimately... they're just morons. ^_^

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5 years 11 months ago #15710 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
Klawful, the same could be said of almost anything - do you really need twin 580's or 6970's unless your running a 2440*1600 display? the answer is a resounding NO. Honestly, I cant pick the frame rate difference between ~80 FPS and ~150 FPS. Considering there are VERY few LCD displays which have an update frequency of more than 60hz. IE - 60FPS is all the display will ever be displaying anyway, anything more, and you are wasting graphics processing power on frames as opposed to eye candy. Even on my 30" display, I will get around ~50FPS in BC2 and ~45FPS in BF3b from a SINGLE 580. Thats at 2440*1600. 1.8 times the pixels of your average 1920*1080 display. Unfortunately my 30" display is not a gaming display at all and it all gets a bit smeary when playing, and makes me sick!.

The same could be said of most processors now available. Again - do you need to try and waste processing power feeding graphics which your monitor will simply not display ( 60hz refresh rate thing ) by running xfire/SLI top end cards? Multiple top end cards require top end CPU's - Socket 1366's, 2011's or 1155 I7's. Whereas dropping back to a single top end GPU will remove all the CPU loading which dictates the top end CPU. Still going to get FPS rates of over 60hz in most games.

Ram? 4GB may be getting a little limiting, specially if you tend to have other stuff resident, AV, firewalls, email client, voice clients etc. 6GB should never be limiting in games which will run on current gen hardware, and 8GB will easily be enough ( depending on dual, tri or quad channel.)

Hard drives - well, SSD's make a massive difference to the speed, no doubt about it. Now that the quality has become a little more consistent between different makes, and you dont need to piss around researching it endlessly to see which will actually consistently perform better than a top level hard drive, the days of high speed spinning drives are over. Mid size SSD's combined with large "green" drives are the only solution. I still see people speccing twin uber fast hard drives as opposed to a green drive ( or two ) and a mid sized SSD. PCI-E storage is still the best option, but true PCI-E storage is 5 figure material, and the REVO drives are a dedicated, customized PCI-E to SATA controller, which gives better speed than a standard SATA / SSD combination, mostly due to them being a stripped raid of either 2, 4 or now even 6 channels.

Many people over spec computers based on wank value. This includes many gamers. Me? I don't like sitting waiting for a large image to be flattened/USM'd/noise reduction etc. Even on a I7 980 this can take up to 3 minutes if I have enough layers to worry about, and this sort of work is something that the sandybridge CPU's fall FAR short of the older gen 1366 processors on. Gaming, the sandybridge options are simply the logical choice as they perform as well as a CPU/mobo combination worth 4 times as much. Still dont give you as many 16lane PCIE channels though. Not that this is important.

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5 years 11 months ago #15711 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
I wasn't being that serious about it, but ok. lol

I was just pointing out the obvious "gotta have it" side of the gaming industry, and having a laugh at it. No worries.

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5 years 11 months ago #15713 by S.A.F M3RRiK
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I took the video as something they might pitch to gamers, not high end server builders. There have been boards that support 32-64GB ram around for years so why is this something so special about the X79 then?

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #15717 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
@ Merrick
X79 supports quad channel and its a new Intel chipset meaning whole new line up of Cpu's possibly 8 core that will compete with Amd's Fx series possibly a few other new pieces of tech coming out with it too Maybe all Pci Ex 3 lanes etc. Im not saying anyone should buy it just posting up new tech some ppl might ne interestied in.
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5 years 11 months ago #15719 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
PCI-E 3.0 ...... soon to be the bane of us all. Tho I doubt it'll be needed for BF3.

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5 years 11 months ago #15723 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
@DMan... Yep I knew that already... not sure then why the video would highlight only the 64GB Ram ability of the new board design. That test rig they have looks to have a gaming type video card to run a linux console based memory testing utility (memtest)! :)

For those that have used memtest how long to check all 64GB I wonder.

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5 years 11 months ago #15724 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
Long enough to watch a movie (or two), and it still not be done. LOL!

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5 years 11 months ago #15725 by S.A.F M3RRiK
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Oh hang on... the booth sponsored by Kingston... it's all about promoting that Kingston has the newest 16GB sticks. :)

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #15735 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo

This LGA 2011 x79 motherboard the Gigabyte G1 Assasin 2 will more than likely be my next major upgrade. Only comes with 4 dimms over 8 for a total of 32 Gb of quad channel memory but they've done this for a reason. Having too many dimm slots even unpopulated can add a significant capacitive load on the Ddr3 signal making it harder to overclock. 64Gb of memory would be bloody expensive anyway. Colour scheme seems fine but the board dosn't look anything exciting but I'd choose functionality over aesthetics anyday. Comes with all the latest bells and whistles. 2011 chipset should be released hopefully end of year.
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5 years 11 months ago #15737 by S.A.F Survival
S.A.F Survival replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
With today's technology they still put a button bios battery in....lol

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #15739 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Intel X79 with 64Gb of memory demo
Your Motherboard has finally arrived Thomas :)
m.tomshardware.co.uk/evga-sandy-bridge-e...fied,news-36748.html
EVGA X79 Classified
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5 years 11 months ago #15740 by S.A.F Klawful
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Nice mobo.

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