Hi, I got a pretty newbie questions, I am thinking to build a new workstation(actually for the first time), and was originally thinking about p67 mobo with two graphic cards one for video output and one for dedicated cuda computing(can i have one card that does both without any trouble???).
Now there comes new z68 chipset which allows you to use intel HD video output, so I am wondering if I can use the Sandy Bridge cpu+z68 for video output while at the same time have a dedicated graphic card for cuda computing.
I think most reports of the integrated GPU being disabled were for various pre-built systems by Dell, HP, etc. Some systems builders get a custom BIOS that disables the internal GPU when a discrete GPU is installed to avoid the confusion of potentially having two active GPUs. YMMV and all that.
So which configuration can have the best performance? two graphic cards(one CUDA, one output)+p67 or one CUDA card+z68+sandybridge?
Seems should be the latter according to hamster143’s point, is it?
If you want the best performance without breaking the bank, and if you don’t intend to overclock, get a Core i7 960 and a x58 mobo. (Or wait to see if Intel cuts the price of 970 any time soon.)
Current Sandy Bridge processors are best classified as budget/mainstream, and top of the line is still occupied by Nehalem. The Sandy Bridge LGA1155 socket is an evolution of old mainstream LGA1156. Both of them have dual-channel memory controllers and 16 PCIe lanes. The high-performance socket, LGA1366, has a triple-channel controller and 36 PCIe lanes. Intel is scheduled to start the roll out the Sandy Bridge-based replacement for its LGA1366 chips some time in Q4 2011.