View Full Version : EVGA motherboard for 2 six core processors pictured.

01-02-2010, 08:44 AM
"Porbably EVGA will gain more popularity becoz they are really working on some new interesting stuff for hardware enthusiasts. This motherboard is also one of them. There is no specific info bu it supports two LGA 1366 cpu from Intel and i think it supports two Core i7 980X Extreme Edition (6 core). CES 2010 will be event to detailed for that extreme motherboard."


01-02-2010, 09:33 AM
It doesn't seem very groundbreaking, a dual-socket motherboard?

01-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Really nice...
Will have to keep tabs on its development...

2 - i7 920 wow
2 - 6 core wow

01-02-2010, 10:03 AM
Really nice...
Will have to keep tabs on its development...

2 - i7 920 wow
2 - 6 core wow

But standard chips aren't dual-cpu capable, only Xeon's and that skulltrail thingy...so multi-cpu mobo's aren't anything special unless Intel releases consumer cpu's that can use them, otherwise it's just a workstation board for Xeon 5500 series CPU's.

01-06-2010, 06:20 AM
Depending on what you are doing...
It really isn't cost effective anymore to do dualies with Xeons.

With the quickly updated chips and additional cores.
It is more cost effective and change out more often systems using a single proc.

Heck even many high end compositor systems are moving away from dual procs...

There are situations and benefits for Duals...but you pay a price for that.

Put more money into your memory, graphics cards (more apps are using GPUs), and storage sub systems.
In fact you can build two single proc systems cheaper than one dual.... That's what I'ld recommend.


01-06-2010, 06:32 AM
Cost per frame output for each of my whole system set-ups as a percentage of the most economical box.

i7 920 100% efficiency (July 2009 box)
i7 920 70% (Nov 2008 box)
i7 940 67% (Nov 2008 box)
5580 V8 38% (July 2009 box)
5450 V8 35% (July 2008 box)
5335 V8 33% (July 2007 box)
Mac Mini 27% (July 2009 box, 2.0 Ghz. Replaced ram & HD myself)

So in other words if the cost of a frame per frames/hour/box on my 2009 920 costs $1.00
920 $1.43 (2008 box)
940 $1.50
5580 $2.61
5450 $2.89
5335 $3.00
Mini $3.59

When I priced My W5580 it worked out to about au$360 per Ghz & the top of the range Mac was au$520 per Ghz.

Itís a bit rough for Mac users.

01-06-2010, 02:47 PM
I am a big fan of dual proc setups because no matter how much I can still work well in most aspects of 3d on one proc I always hate waiting for renders to pop out. Having a dual quad (8 cores) setup makes using Vray/Mray much better. Eventually we will all be using gpu renderers and possible physics units, etc. But for now I can sim and render much better on 8 core setups. Even when I have used setups with realflow where it only has 4 core licenses it still allows for 4 open procs to continue doing work.

Ray has a point though, it is pricey to do these boxes. I actually paid alot for my old dual dual (4 cores over all) setup in 2006 and then paid less then half of that for my dual quad ( current 8 core) setup in 2008 which is a good sign the costs are going down over time pretty nicely.

01-08-2010, 09:10 AM
Both Ray & KC have valid views but these dual systems have been out a while now, I think
its more a matter of the workload & what one can afford these days! It's good to see that the other board makers have these mobo's other than just one or two manufactures if you're looking to keep the cost down! I'd rather have a newer board with better video out put ie: HDMI to DVI and more memory! Check the : supermicro x8dth6-f for dual 1366 cpus, and the X8DTH-6F mobo. And the X8DAL-1-0 MODEL Mobo!

01-08-2010, 02:07 PM
If one is putting together a top of the range work station. Lots of ram good graphics, fast hard drives etc. Using a dual CPU system is not that bad. It saves having twice of everything in 2 boxes, which can be an issue if you are tight on space.

Some things just have to be done on 1 computer. So having as much power as possible in 1 box is really worthwhile, & can save a stack of time.

When you price a new box, one needs to look at the box as a whole, including all the software, licenses & convenience, upgrading etc. People tend to just look at the CPUs, & say they are expensive. But the cost of a computer is the entire entity including the time & effort getting it up & running, not just the CPU.