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Hi guys,

 

Im thinking of building a 4way multi gpu (sli and cfx) test bench to score in benchmarks. The X79 chipset seems to be the most ideal for this situation with the Gigabyte X79-UD3 Im thinking of getting paired with an i7 3820. Are there any other reccomendations? Perhaps going for a Z77 with PLX chip or even AMD?

 

Cheers.

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if you're using a test bench, try this.

but back to mobo's,

am3+ will only give you 8x pcie2.0 AFAIK. but upgrading is easier (cpu)

z77, still only 8xpci-e, get either the asrock Z77 Extreme9, asrockZ77 Extreme6, gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 or gigabyte Z77X-UP7. or just get a maximus V Extreme

x79 will guarantee you quad-fire but it's too much money really

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fairly sure that x79 is only two 16x slots or four 8x

z77 is one 16x or two 8x

unless it has a plx chip which adds latency and may give better or worse results depending on the card\test

 

there is also how well pci-e 3.0 is working on the mb to consider

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If you want the best numbers I'd have to say x79. and an i7 3930K minumum. why would you only go quad core?? tbpo any setup over dual cards is just tossing off money into a toilet bowl. but hey its your toilet bowl.

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I might've been a bit too ambitious in thinking about this. Off to sort out my test bench's watercooling setup and win a HWBot FM2 comp first. Cheers guys!

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Im thinking of reviving this idea. HWBot Team Cup is under way now and Id like to have some fun benching GPUs. Currently Im looking at a Maximus IV Extreme for $120, or Z77 FTW for $220. The Maximus isnt necessarily a 4 way board but Ive read its great for overclocking.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Cant make my mind up really...

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Im thinking of reviving this idea. HWBot Team Cup is under way now and Id like to have some fun benching GPUs. Currently Im looking at a Maximus IV Extreme for $120, or Z77 FTW for $220. The Maximus isnt necessarily a 4 way board but Ive read its great for overclocking.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Cant make my mind up really...

go z77, many advantages. my pick would be the UP7 just because of it's OC ability.

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