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This does not answer your query directly but I guess it will help.
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Thanks, that is very helpful actually. I will make sure an attend cause I am really curious to see what the answer will be.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (LGA-1366) have only 1 QPI Link in contrast with e. g. Intel Xeon X5680 (LGA-1366) that has 2 QPI Links (send and receive). So to use 2 single QPI Link LGA-1366 processors in a dual socket LGA-1366 motherboard (e. g. EVGA Classified SR-2) it's not possible since there is only one channel for the communication (one way only). I simple way to fount out is e. g. to go up on Intel's web pages for Intel Core i7-980X as well as for Intel Xeon X5680 and there you queue them up for comparison (see link below).
To make 2 single QPI Link LGA-1366 processors to communicate true one way channel there has to be a third part management (chip/software) conducting the communication. Intel X58 chipset has not that capacity while Intel 5520 Chipset has it. I do reserve my self for any mistaken information’s since there are overclockers that has run Intel Core i7-980X on e. g. EVGA Classified SR-2, but that are under very special circumstances with special modded computer components.
Hope this was in some way answer to your question.
Yes, you are correct. I had seen that the 980x appeared to have the dual qpi, I was just unsure if it was actually going to have that. It is something that servers would benefit mostly from. I thank you for your detailed answer and yes they would work on the SR-2 since it uses the 5520 chipset, however, I dont know if i would like the bottleneck at the chipset. I just dont think i want to splurge for the dual Xeons .
Hello again Iwalton43.
Sorry to say but i7-980X has ONLY SINGEL QPI LINK! Since I'm in the way to build me a High Performance Computer I was special interested the i7-980X vs EVGA Classified SR-2. But I had to take a new standpointand and focus on Intel Xeon 5600 Series insted, course i do want the SR-2 motherboard
So if you plan to go for dual CPU, I sugest you to look on Intel Xeon Dual QPI Socket LGA-1366 Processors.
Wish you best of luck!
I will more than likely end up doing that. I mean the new board from evga is just sexy . If I dont go the dual CPU route I will go with a single i7 980x and the new ASUS Rampage 3. Im sure that will be enough power for me but I always go overboard.
Best of luck to you also
Thank you for that!
Heres some about Intel® QuickPath Technology (QIP).
Take care and good luck.
I forgot one thing that id like to recommend you and that is if you plan to bye a new computer chassis.......
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Review (YouTube).
I also recommend you to take a good look at....
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance Factory Sealed Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler KIT.
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 Review.
Since it was some time I wrote the post as above things have changes.
Today I run on ASUS Rampage III Extreme Edition (and soon go over to Rampage III Black Edition) since I had a change of heart. I come to my since and realised that EVGA SR-2 is far more then I need, to not mention the costs of the power consumption. Regarding the case I run with the Corsair Obsidian 800D but in due course I’m going to buy SilverStone Temjin TJ11 Full Tower Case before the transition to water cooling.
WOLF High Performance Computer & Accessories (here is some pictures on my computer an some accessories as it was when I build it).
Well thats all for this time my friend.