CPU full speed by LinX - 205W
The power consumption is using AMD Radeon HD 7970 as well.
New LGA 2011 and former LGA 1366 CPU are both 32nm. The power consumption is big different.
You can see LGA2011 is lower 50~70W than LGA 1366 CPU.
Besides CPU power consumption is lower, new C606 or X79 is also saving more power than X58.
3D Performance - PowerColor AX7970 3GBD5-2DHV3
3DMark Vantage => P32516
StreetFighter IV Benchmark
1920 X 1080 => 369.88 FPS
FINAL FANTASY XIV
1920 X 1080 => 5996
Redaon HD 7970 is current AMD most high end single GPU VGA. All tests have very high 3D performance.
Of course, AMD also has Redaon HD 7990 with two7970 GP.
You can choose your own VGA by budget or requirements. This is for simple share.
As room is 30 degree C, I use tool to test MOSFET temperature.
When entering to OS desktop and enable C1E, the max temperature is 40.5 and 51.6 in burning CPU.
As my own experience in several X79 boards, X79S-UP5 MOSFET is quite low in CPU default mode.
My every LGA 2011 articles all have these numbers for reference.
1. First C606 Server Chipset in DeskTop market
2. UEFI BIOS provides two BIOS interfaces
3. DDR3 supports 8 DIMM and ECC. It supports up to 14 SATA devices.
4. First IR3550 PowlRstage PWM design to lower the MOSFET temperature.
5. Exclusive BT4.0/Wi Ė Fi card to support all mobile devices.
1. CPU voltage drift between standby and OC is too big.
2. OC ability is lower than X79
3. Intel C606 SAS only supports SATA2
Performance ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 82/100
Components ★★★★★★★★★☆ 91/100
Specifications ★★★★★★★★★☆ 93/100
Appearance ★★★★★★★★★☆ 86/100
C/P Value ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 82/100
I used to share Core i7-3930K / 3960X default and OC performance.
These two CPUs are most high end in consumer PC which is 6C12T.
This Intel Xeon E5-2000 series CPU only use in high end Server.
E5-2680 is 8C16T. Some general software doesnít support it, but it still improves some software performance.
If you are OC enthusiasts, 3930K and 3960X adjustable ratio is a better choice.
X79S-UP5 price segment is same as former X79-UD5. The main difference is X79S-UP5 using Intel C606 chipset.
It adds dual LAN, 14 SATA devices, supporting ECC and new IR3550 PowlRstage PWM design.
Unfortunately, Intel C606 only supports two SATA3 devices. Otherwise, X79S-UP5 spec will be even better.
X79S-UP5in mid-end X79 market is quite competitive in specs and components.
Currently, X79 MB is still in high end market. However, LGA2011 life cycle is longer than mainstream LGA 1155 platform.
Itís all depending on your budget and needs. This is just a reference guide for who is considering LGA 2011 platform.
This article is also post in my blog - WIND3C
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