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News EVGA teases dual-socket LGA2011 SR-X

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 14 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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  3. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Teasing is a correct word. But the price will be insane, so nothing for most of us :D.
     
  4. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    That's gonna be a dual-power supply job. Especially if you're going to SLi upon that behemoth. Silverstone are gonna be happy, with people rocking two of their Strider 1.5Kw models just to run that thing.
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ... if you have to ask 'how much?' you won't be able to afford it and won't want to know the answer...
     
  6. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    eVGA were launching their own range of PSU's - now we can see why.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5379/evga-plans-to-enter-the-psu-market-with-the-nex-psu

    Wonder how much more than the SR-2 this board will be.... I guess that'll depend on uptake and the price of the Asus model they are rumoured to be planning...
     
  7. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    How overclockable will the Sandy Bridge EP Xeons be? This board will be kinda pointless unless you can get unlocked multis on those chips.
     
  8. JCBeastie

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    They're developing their own range of PSUs; the 'NEX' series, one of which is 1500w model I expect is designed for this board.
     
  9. brutos

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    Who really uses these board in real world.
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I have absolutely no need for some thing like this, but it doesn't stop me wanting one and the going for a full water cooling set up to for the hell of it. Thats if I have a lottery win of course.

    Edit: Big lottery win...lol
     
  11. Jim

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    Has the case situation improved at all? I know with the original SR-2 the range of suitable cases was pretty minimal, and the ones that you could used tended to look horrific. The only one I actually liked was a Mountain Mods job that was absolutely colossal.
     
  12. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    this is probably one of the most unnecessary products of all time. its common to see server motherboards with multiple cpu sockets, and it makes sense why some admins would want that. but this is a gaming motherboard, and just 1 phenom II x6 is good enough to play every game at over 60fps (with the proper gpu setup). there is no practical use for this, especially considering that its difficult enough to find a computer that will take advantage of all threads that just 1 i7 would use.

    the 1 awesome use i see this for is as a CUDA server. put 4 tesla GPUs in sli and something like 2 i7 980x and you've got one hell of a powerful multi-purpose server.
     
  14. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    ... and folding....
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    And 3d rendering... and video editing...
     
  16. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    No OC. Xeons don't have overclocking. Look at Xeon E3 (Sandy Bridge) if you need an example.
     
  17. Joey Propane

    Joey Propane New Member

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    Price?




    If you have to ask, you can't afford it...
     
  18. schmidtbag

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    @ Tattysnuc and RedFlames

    You are really willing to pay all of that to do folding? Also, you can't handle waiting a few more minutes for rendering or encoding?
     
  19. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    This is the epitome of Excess to Extreme. You don't need it ,but the Epeen extension you'll get from owning one will almost make it worth the extra two grand you'll drop on a system compared to an ordinary SB setup.
     
  20. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Actually, there are plenty of people who need it. Which is why I'm saving and selling off single CPU hardware to afford an SR-2 system at the moment. My main uses for a dual socket system will be video encoding and 3D rendering, and to a lesser extent, folding.
     
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