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Z77 vs X79?

  1. Oct 17, 2012 #1
    Which is a better and higher performance chipset?

    Z77 (Ivy Bridge) or X79 (Sandy Bridge)

    From the looks of it, the X79 appears to be better but cannot use the Ivy Bridge.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 17, 2012 #2
    Ivy is current generation and uses a bit less power. Not much difference really.
  4. Oct 18, 2012 #3
    Yeah, but trying to run the fastest and latest graphics cards on a Nehalem/X58 platform will cause HUGE bottlenecks resulting in a significant loss in performance.

    The newest processors and chipsets have things like PCIe 3.0 x16 and greater memory bandwidth to run the new cards to their full capacity.
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