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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/21 19:03:07 (permalink)
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That's awesome! Mine comes in tomorrow just in time for the weekend. Excited that I finally get to use all these new parts that seem like they have been sitting around for forever to be installed in their new home.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/21 19:39:01 (permalink)
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did a bunch of testing with the Titan V. I even tried the shunt mod on the V - which didn't do anything. :( 



Titan V with stock cooler will thermal throttle even non-shunted.  Impressed you electric flamethrowered a $3000 GPU chip!
 
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Does the Dark's bios already have a fix for the intel security issues?

 
Not yet.  See sticky BIOS thread.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/21 19:42:42 (permalink)
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finally get to use all these new parts that seem like they have been sitting around for forever



Have we all had components for weeks waiting for Dark?  I ordered first parts in November!
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 02:53:00 (permalink)
Does this motherboard support raid with M2? I am trying to setup raid with 2 Samsung 960 Pros. But the bios only sees one of them when I enable PCie Raid. I got it up and running but only 1 Samsung 960 shows up.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 04:15:31 (permalink)
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well just finish reg my x299 mb so I finally going to try 2/way sli so just ordered a few more things to go with my intel 7980 xe and my x299dark . instead of my titian (pascals) . would got a power supply but they were out.
  
 
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You will bought best possible hardware at the moment. 7980XE, Dark, 1080Ti K|NGP|N....
People pay 3000$ for TITAN V. Instead to build GTX1080Ti K|NGP|N SLI.
Even KP Hydro Copper SLI 2400$ and full watercooling loop for rest, same price as only 50% faster card than GTX1080Ti.
Maybe is TITAN V - Volta and HBM and I prefer single GPU, but that's simple insane to choose TITAN V instead full watercooling loop and SLI 1080Ti K|NGP|N HydroCopper.
How much NVIDIA overprice their products and become clear inferior choice. 

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 04:19:30 (permalink)
Actually you can buy GTX1080Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper SLI + EVGA X299 Dark for one NVIDIA TITAN V.
Funny, really. Impression of unboxing them compare to single TITAN V... I have no words.

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 04:34:02 (permalink)
yes you are right about kingpins but this is the very first time since 4/way came out that I have not done 4/way sli. I have set of 780ti's in wowhunter1 4/way and I have set of titian blacks in 4/way in wowhunter 2. I took the black water blocks off and put ek's on . did not see enuff jump in speed to go to 4 titian x Maxwell's so skip them. thin I took out blacks and put 4 titian x (pascals) in wowhunter2 , and made it work in 4/way sli all the time in everything just like 700, and 900's did. not hard at all. but you can't even do 2/way with titian V. and Quadra you can but I will not pay 5 to 6 k each to do that. but all I been herring is that this board and cpu with 2 kingpins will beat my other reg.  I had to try and find out. if it does not lol thin all I do is get 2 more cards and add them and go back to 4/way. the only thing i'm out is the money for the 2/way bridge. o and on m2 slot will do raid 0 u2 will do raid 0 but have to get pugin  from intel to do any of the other raids . sata is normal .
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 05:29:29 (permalink)
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In your Dreams Vlada011


- Dreams come true. I saw the Kingpin this week on Newegg for about 850 Dollars...

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 05:51:05 (permalink)
No way, no is 1000$.
It would be nice to NVIDIA launch Volta now and price of KP Hydrocopper to drop on 800$.
 

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 05:56:15 (permalink)
At the beginning of the week the Kingpin hit 800 - 850 on Newegg. I saw that...
 
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 06:13:00 (permalink)
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People pay 3000$ for TITAN V. Instead to build GTX1080Ti K|NGP|N SLI.
Even KP Hydro Copper SLI 2400$ and full watercooling loop for rest, same price as only 50% faster card than GTX1080Ti.
Maybe is TITAN V - Volta and HBM and I prefer single GPU, but that's simple insane to choose TITAN V



Titan V with Dark makes sense if using tensor cores or FP64.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 06:18:48 (permalink)
Yes, GTX1080Ti KP SLI for benchmark test, overclocking, gaming.
Simply more fps on 4K resolution than TITAN V.

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 08:03:10 (permalink)
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Vlada011
People pay 3000$ for TITAN V. Instead to build GTX1080Ti K|NGP|N SLI.
Even KP Hydro Copper SLI 2400$ and full watercooling loop for rest, same price as only 50% faster card than GTX1080Ti.
Maybe is TITAN V - Volta and HBM and I prefer single GPU, but that's simple insane to choose TITAN V



Titan V with Dark makes sense if using tensor cores or FP64.


feh... the kingpin's don't have a sexy water bridge :)
also, i think you'll find that people getting the V are also people that already have multi TXP, and TXp in SLI already. I'd still rather have TXp than a kingpin. The V is for playing around. The resell value of it will stay very high so the over all cost will be pretty low. (I still have a TXp SLI in my other system.)
Hell, I think the V saved me money :) I sold off 4 of my TXP (2016) at $900 a pop because I have the V to play with. If I had waited for the consumer version of the V the pricing for the TXP (2016) one would expect to have dropped. That said, have you looked at the pricing for the TXP? ****. Even at $900 it isn't worth it. No one should get getting a 2016 card now.. the TXp (2017) that is pretty sweet or a TI. Strange people in this world.
 
The V is still a weeeeee bit to slow (for me). I tried the shunt mod and it didn't work. It is power that is limiting the card. (yes, heat too.. but not running at 100% fan. I'm going to get the EK block when it is out. So heat isn't a problem.)
 
 
Now about the dark,
 
1) No HB SLI. what? come on. the 3 way non-HB bridge that comes with it is worthless.
2) fan headers in odd spots. case fan headers are needed around CPU side of the board.
3) ATX power, reset, LED light - most companies put the thingy that you connect these to and that thingy you connect to the mobo. I find those useful and would have liked to seen that.
4) Bios options? where are they? I've not use a evga mobo in some time, but where are all the tweaking settings? There is just basic stuff in here. The other x299 mobos (and the x99 mobos before that) have had a billion more options! For the asus apex and the gigabyte x299 mobos i have there are pages on bios settings. Hell, just for the CPU settings alone you can scroll forever.
4a) the bios setting i wonder most about are related to volt/power protection. With the other x299 mobos I've used I would always need to lift those. (I have a rad larger than my case so heat isnt' a problem.) Why question is are the limit already off on the dark? Did i miss something? I haven't play much with it, but my system doesn't *seem* to be throttling nor did it auto shut off. :)
5) It would have been nice to say which m.2 is 0 and which is 1. The, has no RL impact, of the odd m.2 placement on the mobo means you have to take everything out to swap the m.2 drivers. (the one near the back of the case is 0.) This matters when doing a clean install and having 2 m.2 installed. Windows still marks the 0 drive with system info, even if you installed to other HD. Normally i'd just put the m.2 i want the OS on. Install windows, then put the other drives in... but.. yeah.. wacky "cooling" setup on the m.2 isn't help for that. 
 
Where does one set the mesh clock? I can't see a place to put a hard number in. (which would be 30 :) )
AVX offsets? Is the AVX3 == avx-512? (oh. it should be way more than 3 when overclocking :) )
I'm getting odd power readings.
for example, core temp will show power usage. It worked fine in the asus apex and the gigybtye gaming 9 mobos. But the numbers for the dark is WAY off.. like under full load @ 4.7ghz it is reporting 100w :) (it should be well over 400!). Hell, right now it says i'm at 10W, but
Anyone having any luck with running ram @ 4000mhz? I'm not :( it won't even post. I'm using ram that i had @ 4000mhz on the gaming 9. (which i don't have in front of me.. and i don't recall what it was.)
 
Overall, i'm liking the board. I had odd phantom performance throttle on the gaming 9 (and the 7980) - but i don't think that mobo was made for the 7980. (every time i type 7980 i think of the ATI 7980s :) kinda sweet card.. other than the runt frame/lying about CF perf! Those were the last ATI cards i ever bought.) 
 
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 08:08:14 (permalink)
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 08:20:01 (permalink)
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At the beginning of the week the Kingpin hit 800 - 850 on Newegg. I saw that...
 
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price alert set.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 09:17:32 (permalink)
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The V is still a weeeeee bit to slow (for me). I tried the shunt mod and it didn't work. It is power that is limiting the card. (yes, heat too.. but not running at 100% fan. I'm going to get the EK block when it is out. So heat isn't a problem.)
 

 
Gamer's Nexus Titan V throttled even at 100% fan.  They changed cooler to bypass.
 
zurvv
But the numbers for the dark is WAY off.. like under full load @ 4.7ghz it is reporting 100w :) 



Voltage?  Maybe you have most efficient 7980XE ever? :p
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 09:38:06 (permalink)
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The V is still a weeeeee bit to slow (for me). I tried the shunt mod and it didn't work. It is power that is limiting the card. (yes, heat too.. but not running at 100% fan. I'm going to get the EK block when it is out. So heat isn't a problem.)
 

 
Gamer's Nexus Titan V throttled even at 100% fan.  They changed cooler to bypass.
 
zurvv
But the numbers for the dark is WAY off.. like under full load @ 4.7ghz it is reporting 100w :) 



Voltage?  Maybe you have most efficient 7980XE ever? :p


nah.. i used this cpu in two other mobos before the Dark.. something is off with the readings. Maybe the senors that the dark uses is different than the orders.

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 09:59:55 (permalink)
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Now Back on Topic of the EVGA X299 Dark Motherboard "Join the EVGA DARK Side!"
 

 
Gladly... I wanna have a new MB from EVGA and I don't like the stuff from Giga, Asus and so on, but I don't want a Dark that looks like a Transformers-Drone or a Classified K (Z370) that looks like nothing! No offense, but where's the stuff that has build EVGA's reputation!?
 
Happy holidays...
 
Edit: Hey EVGA, the SR-2 - for example - is still out there for meanwhile astronomical prices, used. Why not join the competition and buld some youngsters (limited) again or something equal, instead of giving the field to others?
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 11:35:00 (permalink)
I would say that the New EVGA X299 Dark is not a replacement for the SR-2.
It would be more of a replacement for the X79 Dark(s) Being they never came out with a X99 Dark Motherboard.
Though it would be nice to see a New SR-3 Motherboard from EVGA.

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 11:42:15 (permalink)
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I would say that the New EVGA X299 Dark is not a replacement for the SR-2.
It would be more of a replacement for the X79 Dark(s) Being they never came out with a X99 Dark Motherboard.
Though it would be nice to see a New SR-3 Motherboard from EVGA.


I did not say that. It's just (the SR-2) something remarkable EVGA did... I saw you ordered a new Dark, enjoy it, it is certainly something cool.

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 11:43:48 (permalink)
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I would say that the New EVGA X299 Dark is not a replacement for the SR-2.
It would be more of a replacement for the X79 Dark(s) Being they never came out with a X99 Dark Motherboard.
Though it would be nice to see a New SR-3 Motherboard from EVGA.


I did not say that. It's just (the SR-2) something remarkable EVGA did... I saw you ordered a new Dark, enjoy it, it is certainly something cool.


Thanks, I also have the X79 Dark Motherboards.

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 11:45:59 (permalink)
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I would say that the New EVGA X299 Dark is not a replacement for the SR-2.
It would be more of a replacement for the X79 Dark(s) Being they never came out with a X99 Dark Motherboard.
Though it would be nice to see a New SR-3 Motherboard from EVGA.


I did not say that. It's just (the SR-2) something remarkable EVGA did... I saw you ordered a new Dark, enjoy it, it is certainly something cool.


Thanks, I also have the X79 Dark Motherboards.


You're welcome!
 
Edit: + What they did (this time) on the lower section with fan (of the X299 Dark), shows me that I was absolutly right about buying a Founders Edition this year - instead of a FTW3... I had a 980 Ti SC+ (and a 980 SC before) with the well known ACX 2.0+ that "dumped" all the heat inside the case and on the lower components of my MB.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 14:12:01 (permalink)
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I would say that the New EVGA X299 Dark is not a replacement for the SR-2.
It would be more of a replacement for the X79 Dark(s) Being they never came out with a X99 Dark Motherboard.
Though it would be nice to see a New SR-3 Motherboard from EVGA.


Not to drag this off-topic, but you have to keep in mind that Intel pulled support for Xeon multi overclocking on new workstation chipsets shortly before the SR-X launched.  The SR-2 was definitely a special motherboard, but part of the reason for that is that there really wasn't anything competing in the same category with that motherboard (power/phase design for overclocking, 4-Way SLI support, extreme cooling support).  The SR-X was also a really nice board, but the lack of multi overclocking certainly changes the way you look at that board compared to other dual-socket motherboards.  4-Way SLI was also a strong reason to grab that board, but these days, 2-Way SLI is the max that most people will do.  Without overclocking support on newer workstation chipsets, there's less of an incentive to build a high-end workstation board that will have similar performance in a market with many other motherboards with more established brands and stable product lines.  That doesn't mean we won't do something with a workstation chipset in the future, but we would probably need a pretty special reason or narrow purpose to do so.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 14:26:51 (permalink)
Thanks Lee,
I dropped my Hope for the SR-3 After the X79 Dark was released.
Also Dropped 4-Way SLI and will stick with Plain Old SLI also know as 2-Way SLI.
 
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Edit: + What they did (this time) on the lower section with fan (of the X299 Dark), shows me that I was absolutly right about buying a Founders Edition this year - instead of a FTW3... I had a 980 Ti SC+ (and a 980 SC before) with the well known ACX 2.0+ that "dumped" all the heat inside the case and on the lower components of my MB.

Why I never Buy that type of Graphics Card and if I did it would get a Hybrid Kit or a Water Block.
If I need an Air Cooled Card it would be the Blower Style Cooler.
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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 14:35:02 (permalink)
bcavnaugh
Thanks Lee,
I dropped my Hope for the SR-3 After the X79 Dark was released.
 
Carbonshape
Edit: + What they did (this time) on the lower section with fan (of the X299 Dark), shows me that I was absolutly right about buying a Founders Edition this year - instead of a FTW3... I had a 980 Ti SC+ (and a 980 SC before) with the well known ACX 2.0+ that "dumped" all the heat inside the case and on the lower components of my MB.

Why I never Buy that type of Graphics Card and if I did it would get a Hybrid Kit or a Water Block.
If I need an Air Cooled Card it would be the Blower Style Cooler.




Yeah, you're right, but I don't have time for water... I'm good with it, it's better than before.
 
Maybe I get even with the new Dark. 
post edited by Carbonshape - 2017/12/22 14:47:53

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 14:41:49 (permalink)
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Not to drag this off-topic, but you have to keep in mind that Intel pulled support for Xeon multi overclocking on new workstation chipsets shortly before the SR-X launched.  The SR-2 was definitely a special motherboard, but part of the reason for that is that there really wasn't anything competing in the same category with that motherboard (power/phase design for overclocking, 4-Way SLI support, extreme cooling support).  The SR-X was also a really nice board, but the lack of multi overclocking certainly changes the way you look at that board compared to other dual-socket motherboards.  4-Way SLI was also a strong reason to grab that board, but these days, 2-Way SLI is the max that most people will do.  Without overclocking support on newer workstation chipsets, there's less of an incentive to build a high-end workstation board that will have similar performance in a market with many other motherboards with more established brands and stable product lines.  That doesn't mean we won't do something with a workstation chipset in the future, but we would probably need a pretty special reason or narrow purpose to do so.




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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 18:07:00 (permalink)
1) 3-way bridge can be used for 2-way as well.
2) There are two fan headers near CPU. You can use 3rd FAN header, by default connected to VRM Fans, if you have airflow around CPU area from case.
3) Noted.
4) All essential stuff is there, rest of the options are already taken care of. If you missing something specific, let me know :)
4a) Yes, all protections are lifted when you set CPU ratio to higher than stock levels. And heat is ALWAYS a problem. No matter the waterblock, or LN2 pot, Skylake-X CPUs max overclocking is limited by ability of cooling solution to remove heat from the die fast.

Where does one set the mesh clock? I can't see a place to put a hard number in. (which would be 30 :) )

Set CPU ratio to manual, then you'll see mesh on under list of TRLs.

AVX offsets? Is the AVX3 == avx-512? (oh. it should be way more than 3 when overclocking :) )

Yes, AVX512 is AVX3 setting. If application does not use these instruction setting offset to 3 does not affect anything.

I'm getting odd power readings, for example, core temp will show power usage.

Power limits are unlocked and as drawback power readings are invalid. As result, there is no throttling when overclocking, other than temperature (overheating). X299 Dark tuned in a way, so you don't have to worry about setting pages and pages of settings to get your system at max performance. Set CPU ratio, tweak the voltages, set memory speed and timings, and you done.

Anyone having any luck with running ram @ 4000mhz? I'm not :( it won't even post. I'm using ram that i had @ 4000mhz on the gaming 9. (which i don't have in front of me.. and i don't recall what it was.)

Try XMP profile. You might need to tweak some voltages like Vdimm, uncore, Vmesh higher or play with timings a bit to get nice and stable 4G. However for best _performance_ (performance != frequency) usually good setting to run around 3600-3800 MHz with 14-14-14 timings with tight secondary/tertiary settings.

I would say that the New EVGA X299 Dark is not a replacement for the SR-2.
It would be more of a replacement for the X79 Dark(s) Being they never came out with a X99 Dark Motherboard.
Though it would be nice to see a New SR-3 Motherboard from EVGA.

X299 Dark with 7980XE would be faster than SR-2, even overclocked. :) I had X99 Dark made, but it never saw the light because it was far too extreme :D. And talking about dual-socket boards, there was SR-X board with dual LGA2011-0, but it was not as cool, as all 2P Xeon CPUs since X58 are fully locked down. Currently even WS Xeon's don't work with HEDT chipsets, like X299. :(

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 18:33:05 (permalink)
wow this board is pretty amazing. Much better than the gaming 9. Everything is running real cool too. I still wish i knew what was going on with the settings (or lack there of) in the bios.. but maybe i don't need to know. 

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Re: Join the EVGA DARK Side! 2017/12/22 19:37:55 (permalink)
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 X299 Dark tuned in a way, so you don't have to worry about setting pages and pages of settings to get your system at max performance. Set CPU ratio, tweak the voltages, set memory speed and timings, and you done.
...

 
I like this.  I'm not an expert overclocker.  I want it to work well with basic understanding, then learn/tweak later.  Thank you.
 
EVGATech_LeeM
 Without overclocking support on newer workstation chipsets, there's less of an incentive to build a high-end workstation board that will have similar performance in a market with many other motherboards with more established brands and stable product lines.  That doesn't mean we won't do something with a workstation chipset in the future, but we would probably need a pretty special reason or narrow purpose to do so.

 
TiN_EE
Currently even WS Xeon's don't work with HEDT chipsets, like X299. :(

 
Workstation/enterprise usual word usage means little.  All systems fail.  System build knowledge beats enterprise support.  Skylake-X/Threadripper opens door to "workstation/enterprise" self service - much better value with Dark in sweet spot.
post edited by geninfo - 2017/12/22 19:41:20
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