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Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby iero » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:44 pm

Good afternoon, I've found a second hand mobo+cpu combo for 300Euros. The set is a Χ99 EVGA FTW motherboard and an i7 5960X 8core-16thread cpu.
Would this set support 4 GPUs running at PCIe 3.0 x8, 1 GPU running at PCIe 3.0 x4 and a M.2 at x4?
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby ajm » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:16 pm

If the whole thing still is functioning properly I see no reason why not. This CPU can handle 40 PCIe lanes. You should use a set of four sticks of RAM to use its capabilities (Quad channel DDR4).
For 5 GPUs, you are going to need some really powerful PSU, though, and it will be hard to cool.
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby JimboPalmer » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:34 pm

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... tions.html

says 40 lanes.

https://www.evga.com/support/manuals/fi ... X-E297.pdf

PCI-E Lane Distribution (44 Lane SKX CPU’s) 
PE1 – x4 (Gen3, x4 lanes from PCH) 
PE2 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE3) 
PE3 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE2’s 16 lanes) 
PE4 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE5’s 16 lanes) 
PE5 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE4) 
PE6 – x1 (Gen3, x1 lane from PCH)

PCI-E Lane Distribution (28 Lane SKX CPU’s) 
PE1 – x4 (Gen3, x4 lanes from PCH) 
PE2 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE3) 
PE3 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE2’s 16 lanes) 
PE4 – x16 (Not functional with a 28 lane processor.) 
PE5 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU) 
PE6 – x1 (Gen3, x1 lane from PCH)

The specs do not mention 40 lanes, but it should act like one of these setups.
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby iero » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:43 pm

ajm wrote:If the whole thing still is functioning properly I see no reason why not. This CPU can handle 40 PCIe lanes. You should use a set of four sticks of RAM to use its capabilities (Quad channel DDR4).
For 5 GPUs, you are going to need some really powerful PSU, though, and it will be hard to cool.

I was thinking x16 risers for some of em, and 2 psus.
Τhe main issue is that I'll have to wait for gpu prices to drop. And by then, a better deal may have arisen. :oops:
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby bruce » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:33 pm

iero wrote:Τhe main issue is that I'll have to wait for gpu prices to drop. And by then, a better deal may have arisen. :oops:


History has shown that GPU prices don't drop. A new generation of GPUs is released in a tier with higher performance levels and with higher prices. The old generation's prices may go down but not much.

You might as well plan on buying GPUs from the previous generations which have already gone through the price reduction process.
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby iero » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:22 pm

bruce wrote:
iero wrote:Τhe main issue is that I'll have to wait for gpu prices to drop. And by then, a better deal may have arisen. :oops:


History has shown that GPU prices don't drop. A new generation of GPUs is released in a tier with higher performance levels and with higher prices. The old generation's prices may go down but not much.

You might as well plan on buying GPUs from the previous generations which have already gone through the price reduction process.

I was talking about the price surge due to mining.
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby iero » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:39 pm

JimboPalmer wrote:https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/82930/intel-core-i75960x-processor-extreme-edition-20m-cache-up-to-3-50-ghz/specifications.html

says 40 lanes.

https://www.evga.com/support/manuals/fi ... X-E297.pdf

PCI-E Lane Distribution (44 Lane SKX CPU’s) 
PE1 – x4 (Gen3, x4 lanes from PCH) 
PE2 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE3) 
PE3 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE2’s 16 lanes) 
PE4 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE5’s 16 lanes) 
PE5 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE4) 
PE6 – x1 (Gen3, x1 lane from PCH)

PCI-E Lane Distribution (28 Lane SKX CPU’s) 
PE1 – x4 (Gen3, x4 lanes from PCH) 
PE2 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE3) 
PE3 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE2’s 16 lanes) 
PE4 – x16 (Not functional with a 28 lane processor.) 
PE5 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU) 
PE6 – x1 (Gen3, x1 lane from PCH)

The specs do not mention 40 lanes, but it should act like one of these setups.


That's a manual from a different mobo, isn't it?
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby JimboPalmer » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:56 pm

Oops, you are right, here is your motherboard https://www.evga.com/support/manuals/fi ... E-E097.pdf

EVGA X99 FTW – K (151-BE-E097) - 17 -
PCI-E Slot Breakdown PCI-E Lane Distribution (40 Lane Processor) 
PE1 – x16 (x8 if PE3 is used) 
PE2 – x1 (Gen2, lane is pulled from PCH) 
PE3 – x8 
PE4 – x8 
PE5 – x16 (x8 if PE4 is used) 
PE6 – x8 (Disabled is M.2 is used)

So PE1, PE3, PE4, PE5 and PE6 should all be x8 if there is no M.2
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby iero » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:06 pm

So its 5x PCIe 3.0 x8 and a SATA SSD.
I was just calculating the cost of the entire package.

300E mobo+cpu
100E 4 dimms of RAM
40E for a Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 Black
530E for 2x Corsair HX Series HX1200 - 1200W - 80+ Platinum
20E for an SSD

That's around 1000E without any graphic cards. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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I FORGOT THE 2 risers. :lol: 2x 30E
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby HaloJones » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:22 pm

You'd be better off just buying cheaper boards and running Linux. I've noticed little drop off running x4 in Linux although I admit I don't run crazy expensive gpus.

And do you really need 2400W? Even 4 3090s wouldn't go anywhere near that much.
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby iero » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:38 pm

HaloJones wrote:You'd be better off just buying cheaper boards and running Linux. I've noticed little drop off running x4 in Linux although I admit I don't run crazy expensive gpus.

And do you really need 2400W? Even 4 3090s wouldn't go anywhere near that much.


I can't recall my logic for picking 2x 1200W psus the other day. Maybe, number of pcie 2x8 cables?

Your suggestion seems better to be honest. 2 gpus max per mobo, at x4 or x8, would allow for cheap 80+ psus. :?


*EDIT* How old dual cores would you guys say that are enough to drive 1 modern GPU. Would an Intel Pentium G860 by enough or am I reaching?
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Re: Χ99 EVGA FTW-K-i7 5960X 8cores

Postby HaloJones » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:52 pm

Depends on the OS I think too. I've got a couple of G4560 cpus driving in one case two 1070s and in the other a 1080ti and a 1070 and they seem happy with such a low spec cpu. Previously one was running a G4400 with two 1070s and again, no issue with the performance of the 1070s even with one of them at x4. But I suspect it might be different if trying to drive a 3090.
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