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Intel Core i9-7980XE Motherboard Compatibility?

UltraNEO_
Level 11
Hey guys.

I've not been on these forums for several years but I'm back!

For a while now I've been speculating, waiting for benchmarks to appear on the various chip offerings from the likes of AMD ThreadRipper and the more extreme end of Intel's Core i9 line up. My current system is over five years old, even though it's still a very capable system for most things. It's becoming long in the tooth, especially when it comes to rendering high resolution content.. it does what I need but takes far too long compared to other systems - I can't stress how much of an upgrade it really needs.

For me, my main system serves dual purpose. I like to play games but I use it for work and I work outta my home. So for this reason I'm interested in the extreme high-end of the range. My objective is to waste less time on work and have more fun!! And For the last few months, everyone been telling me to hold off for a while. Some have even been trying to sway me towards AMD's offerings and well the 1950X is nice, it's only really on par with a 7900X.

Truth of the matter is, the processor I'm considering hasn't yet been announce yet, at least at the time of writing this post. So there's nothing I can do but wait.

From my understanding, the forthcoming behemoth monster is meant to be using the same x299 platform as the current Core i9 processors? But I'm curious. How of those boards will actually be compatible? More importantly, which of the Asus boards is expected to be fully compatible with 18 cores/36 threads? Considering it's a processor that Intel didn't initially planned to produce when the original Skylake-E platform was announced. Do I wait for a conformation that xyz board will be completely compatible or do manufacturers believe that all x299 boards should work?

What's your opinion?

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tistou77
Level 13
Just a monoblock (CPU + VRM) and that's all
I have never tested monoblock so I do not know for performance, but I wonder if this is not less efficient compared to separate blocks
Sorry for my english 😄


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UltraNEO_
Level 11
I'm using the old Rampage IV Black Edition with a split PCH/VRM/CPU blocks in a huge Caselabs box, and I personally love the aesthetics of them extra fittings.. Makes a dual loop less boring in my opinion. Would be nice to see EK giving users the option to choose.

IF a mono block is the only option, I'd have to buy the RAM blocks just to make the loop look better..
ASUS ROG RVIE Encore| i9-10940x | Dominator Platinum 128GB 3333 MHz | EVGA RTX 2080 Ti SLI | Samsung 970 Pro 1TB NVMe (x3)
WD Black 4TB | WD Black 6TB x2 | EVGA 1600 P2 | CaseLabs SMA8 | Custom Water Cooling | HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis GTX 560
XSPC RX 480 v3 | XSPC D5 Vario x2 | EK Blocks | EK-RES X3 400 | BitsPower Fittings | GentleTypoon 1850 x12 | Corsair SP140 x8 | Lamptron CM615

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