dawman wrote:I have no proof of this but X99 is quad RAM.
Don't know if that is a problem or not, but if X series chipsets don't work, I'd be careful to drop 1000 bucks on just a mobo/CPU combo and be wrong...
just a note:
ALL the server board chipsets incl. the former ones support quad channel ECC RAM,- p.ex. for the XEON processors,- and the socket 2011 mobos and chipsets on those mobos did as well.
IIRC even the old HP servers always recommended here for DSP PCI cards work w/ quad-channel ECC RAM.
Quad channel RAM is not the culprit, also not ECC.
IIRC, it was the specific design of the Z170 series chip which didn´t work for XITE.
So, not only a X-chipset didn´t work, a Z-chipset didn´t too
Now,- Z270 does,- YOU said ...
X99 didn´t work ... leaves the question if X299 works ...
Do you really think they now did it right for the consumer range of desktop motherboards and made the same mistake w/ the pro range of motherboards/chipset ?
But yes, spending lots of money for a test system is risky.
OTOH, most components of such system can be used in another build as well.
Have in mind it´s not the processor not working correctly w/ XITE, it´s just only the motherboard.
And when a motherboard doesn´t work just only w/ SCOPE/XITE, it will still work for any other purpose it is designed for and can be sold in like new condition then,- for some loss by nature.
The range of ASUS socket 2066 mobos starts at EUR 239,90 (incl. 19% VAT) NOW,- it will become cheaper.
Most socket 2066 boards come w/ 4 or 5 PCIe x16,- you don´t need that.
The ASUS board coming w/ 3x PCIe x16, 1 dedicated PCIex1 and Thunderbolt costs EUR 284,- (incl. 19% VAT).
https://www.alternate.de/ASUS/PRIME-X29 ... t/1359423?
Intel core i7-7800X 6-core costs EUR 414,- (incl 19% VAT)
https://www.alternate.de/Intel/Core-i7- ... t/1358947?
So,- we are far away from EUR 1.000,- incl. 19% VAT (or 1000 bucks) and in the US, prices for computer components are much cheaper than in germany.
But when someone really wants an Intel 6 or 8 core,- or dual processor systems and so on,- he will have to invest and check it out,- and it is now cheaper than it was before.
IMO, one has to do the same when going the AMD route,- no ?
Do we have seen builds here up to now,- new Intel x299, new AMD socket AM3+ or socket AM4 ?
No, we don´t,- it´s all too new.