Power User Profile: The VR Developer

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Thanks for sharing!

I'm intrigued at a dual-GPU setup with only x16 lanes. For the 1070, it probably doesn't make much difference (but could add a tiny bit of latency to VR). But for non-realtime rendering, I could imagine that the Vega could hit a bit more of a bottleneck with a x8 link.

When the Thread Ripper refresh hits, in a couple months, it might be worth a look. If Intel, then probably i7-7820X (28 lanes) or Xeon W-2135 (48 lanes).

Perhaps the next gen of Intel's LGA2066 socket CPUs will be a bit more compelling. I'm hoping for more cores, lower prices, and soldered IHS.
 
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