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8K benched: RX Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. TITAN Xp SLI

By: Anthony Garreffa | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 19, 2017 5:24 pm

8K benchmarking is something that I've been planning for quite a while, and one of the most important parts is that I wanted to go as all-out as I could at first, with the months leading up AMD's launch of Ryzen Threadripper filling me with excitement.

 

It wasn't the 16C/32T of CPU power on tap; it was the new X399 chipset that features a massive 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes that I can use for all of my enthusiast level hardware. Playing games and benchmarking at 7680 x 4320 isn't easy, rendering 16 x the pixels of 1080p isn't something you do with your $1500 gaming PC. 8K is for out-of-this-world enthusiasts who need to drive 16 x the pixels of 1080p @ 60FPS, which deserves some AAA level hardware.

 

 

I reached out to our friends at ASRock who were generous enough to send one of their awesome X399 Taichi motherboards my way, so that I could slot in that beasty Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor.

 

 

ASRock X399 Taichi + Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

 

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The ASRock X399 Taichi in all of its glory, with a super-slick cog-style chipset cooler and look across the board.

 

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This massive socket is going to be home for our Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.

 

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Installing Threadripper CPUs feels like you're working with a server...

 

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We've got 128GB of DDR4 on its way from Corsair for this build, which will fill all of those eight DIMMs.

 

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Yep. All of those PCIe slots will be filled with TITAN Xp graphics cards soon... with full x16 bandwidth.

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