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If you're not overclocking, is there any disadvantage going H87 over Z87?

#1gsf4lyfePosted 8/24/2013 10:10:02 AM
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#2Master_BassPosted 8/24/2013 10:33:29 AM
You'll be fine with H87 if you're not overclocking. There's no need to get Z87.
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#3fataliPosted 8/24/2013 10:35:36 AM
Depending on the motherboard, you may or may not get support for SLI, if that is not a concern for you then nope. No disadvantages.
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 8/24/2013 10:40:35 AM
There's Z87 mobos without SLI support so that's not exactly a disadvantage.
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#5gastamanPosted 8/24/2013 10:52:21 AM
PhilOnDez posted...
There's Z87 mobos without SLI support so that's not exactly a disadvantage.


Is there an H87 motherboard that supports SLi???
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 8/24/2013 10:57:26 AM
None that I'm aware of, but I found this while looking. Not sure if it's just wrong or what:

H87 The H87 chipset is very similar to Z87, but lacks a few important features including CPU overclocking. While this chipset can easily handle SLI/Crossfire configurations by allowing the 16 PCI-E lanes from the CPU to be divided into either a single x16 slot or dual x8 slots, it does not support triple SLI/Crossfire configurations.

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#7gastamanPosted 8/24/2013 11:41:09 AM(edited)
PhilOnDez posted...
None that I'm aware of, but I found this while looking. Not sure if it's just wrong or what:

H87 The H87 chipset is very similar to Z87, but lacks a few important features including CPU overclocking. While this chipset can easily handle SLI/Crossfire configurations by allowing the 16 PCI-E lanes from the CPU to be divided into either a single x16 slot or dual x8 slots, it does not support triple SLI/Crossfire configurations.


Well, Z87 wouldn't have 3xSLi support natively either. It would need a PLX chip. I just wanted to point out that SLi is indeed an advantage of Z87, at the moment, as there are no H87 boards that support SLi. As far as I know, SLi costs money to license for use, so you probably won't find it on too many H87 boards in the future (edit: If at all. As far as I know, there haven't been any Hx7 chipset motherboards that have had SLi support).

Edit2: Also, they both could natively support 3xCrossfire, if they wanted to, as Haswell supports x8/x4/x4 and Crossfire doesn't have a x8 minimum like SLi. However, you most likely won't see 3xCrossfire without PLX.
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#8Vindication123Posted 8/24/2013 3:05:57 PM
A Haswell at 3.9 boosted is comparably equal to a OC at 4.5.

The last best OC was the i5-2500, as the size of the chips became too small to properly keep cool.
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