Huananzhi X99-F8D - Dual Socket LGA 2011-3 DDR4 motherboard

After publishing my detailed review of the motherboard, I have figured out a few more important facts:

  • Even though the BIOS on Huananzhi X99-F8D is blocked for FPT, it's possible to flash the BIOS with AfuDos. Compatible AfuDos version as well as the original BIOS can be downloaded from the official Huananzhi website.
  • There is an alternative USB 3.0 driver, which resolves issues with the ports.

The USB 3.0 driver and X99-F8D BIOS with compatible AfuDos can be downloaded from my OneDrive.

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eetu on 31 July 2020 01:28 says

Hi Konstantin. First thanks for your review videos, they are really informative. Secondly: Which M-ATX sized x99 board would you recommend? DDR3 support would be a plus as I have those laying around. Greets & Thanks, eetu

Miyconst on 31 July 2020 14:42 says

eetu, thank you for your support! For an mATX build I can recommend Huananzhi X99-8M, Machinist X99Z, JingSha X99 D4, unfortunately, all of these boards support DDR4 only, but Huananzhi X99-8M is also available in X99-8MD3 variant, which supports DDR3. Beware, X99-8MD3 I have not tested yet, thus I can't guarantee that it's as good as X99-8M.

My reviews for these boards you can find here:

Sami on 05 August 2020 13:35 says

Hey man Do you know if the EFI driver for Turbo boost work on unRaid OS? I'm planning on building unRaid server for running my media server and VM WIN10 for some CAD work, video editing/rendering, secendary streaming PC and/or light gaming PC :). I'm planning on using 2xE5-2680V3 with that motherboard and GTX 1660 Ti/Super. If you have any other part/build suggestion for this type of build, i'd love to hear it.

Keep up the good work on the videos! Huge thanks from a Land of Sauna's :D!

Miyconst on 06 August 2020 11:41 says

Sami, I don't know much about the unRaid OS, sorry. You can always try, but it's probably not going to work.

Stiggity on 08 August 2020 17:49 says

I'm thoroughly enjoying ALL of your content. I purchased a Chinese x99 dual socket ddr4 board, backed up my original BIOS, anhd the turbo unlock wont work passed 2.5Ghz on an E5-2683v3. I went to restore my original BIOS, and try a di9fferent approach, but accidentally deleted the factory bios ROM :( My X99 board only shipped in a box that says "X99" it has 2x PCI-E x16 slots, 2x m.2 NVME. Looks similar to the Huananzhi X99-F8D, but with an extra m.2 and 1 less PCI-E x16 slot. Which stock/factory BIOS that you host, would you recommend, to get the board back to factory state? Thanks a million! :)

Miyconst on 08 August 2020 20:39 says

Stiggity, I have not yet tested this board, but you can find the original BIOS here.

Stiggity on 09 August 2020 00:15 says

Miyconst, I re-flashed my BIOS with the "unlock" portion of it's name, and I couldn't get Windows to load off of my NVMe ssd!!! and I couldn't read the language, so I took a chance with flashing the ***-unlock.rom The board boot up right away, but would NOT allow windows the boot, so I reinstalled, and am in the process of getting things set back up. Are both of those .rom's stock?? Right now 2.50GHz is all I can Turbo too. Possibly your fluent in the linked language? Or should I go through the Turbo Unlock procedure since I have a stock .rom??

Stiggity on 10 August 2020 07:14 says

Miyconst, I've tried everything, and I can't get this board to "Turbo" above 2500MHz? The link you shared, has 2 BIOS ROMs, is the first a Factory/Stock rom? and the second, a already unlocked BIOS??? any sort of help is appreciated. If indeed the first download is the factory ROM, i will apply that, and start over. Thanks! : )

Miyconst on 10 August 2020 11:43 says

Stiggity, you can use Google Translate to check the files' description, but yes, the first file on the page is the original BIOS for this motherboard. Still, anything you do is under your personal responsibility. I have not tested this BIOS and have not tested this board.

Sami on 11 August 2020 14:23 says

Hey Miyconst, Sami here, again.

To my understanding unRaidOs is Linux based OS and if i'm understanding your video correctly, your Ubuntu test show max clock speed as 3.3gHz. If Ubuntu is showing correctly, then it's allowing Turbo Boost on those two CPU's. So, my question is, did you do the BIOS flash with EFI driver before or after the Ubuntu test? Sorry to bother you, again :) Keep up the good work on videos!

Hung Nguyen on 16 August 2020 16:01 says

Hey, Miyconst, just want to say thank you for your blogs/content. I enjoy it very much (and I may have questions, if I pull the trigger to buy a Kllisre mobo later :D). Love from Vietnam, you Russian guys rock!!!

Laurent on 16 August 2020 17:42 says

Hello Konstantin,

Hello from France and a great thanks for your job, youtube channel, blog... it's really a good job and very important for the community ! ;) So thanks again !

I want to make a little station for Photoshop/3d/pao and gaming, and i've seen this Huananzhi X99-F8D who seem very good, but i'm a beginner and i've a few questions.

is HUANANZHI a serious chinese brand about quality and client services ?

I'd found on aliexpress a lot of kit with this motherboard and CPU/Memory like this : https://fr.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20200815135518&origin=y&SearchText=HUANANZHI+X99+F8D

and of course a lot of sellers of memory like this : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/4000770450335.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.322d1544Z3Pxun&algo_pvid=d03a1cfa-fa0b-4625-9a5a-0764b78622af&algo_expid=d03a1cfa-fa0b-4625-9a5a-0764b78622af-1&btsid=0b0a0ac215975840116572561e49d2&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

What do you think about the better choice performance/price for cpu in my case ? for example : are the E5-2678v3 or E5-2680v3 a goood choice for my job/game (actually i've a single X5690 clocker at 4.3) ? what about the unlocking turbo (all the E5 are the same and with your method there are no problem) ? May be you have better choices on the E5 ?

For memory : i'm not sure, it's of course ddr4 ecc but the speed depend of the cpu, so is 2400 a good choice useable for all cpu (even at lower frequencies) or i must absolutly choose the good frequencie for the good cpu ? is better for me to choose (quality/fiability) samsung or other brand ?

Can i start with only two ddr4 ecc of 32go (with a big possibility of futur evolution) or it's better for the maximum memory bandwith that i start with 4 ddr4 (4x16 go for example) ?

My questions are very basics but there are so possibilities that it's a lot for a beginner ! ;)

Thanks again for all your job ! ;)

Miyconst on 16 August 2020 18:32 says

Hung Nguyen, thank you for your support, but there is one thing you need to know: I am Ukrainian, not Russian. 🙂

Miyconst on 16 August 2020 18:59 says

Laurent, for Photoshop you need as high CPU clock frequency as possible and as low RAM latency as possible. Thus, dual socket configuration is a big no-go in your case.

For you, I would suggest a Xeon E5-1650 V3 or E5-1660 V3 on a JingSha X99 D8 motherboard with some tuned DDR4 ECC REG memory modules, for example these from Samsung.

You can also buy a complete set of Xeon E5-1650 V3 / JingSha X99 D8 / 4 * 8 GB DDR4-2400 ECC REG.

P.S. Do not by engineering samples (ES) CPUs, these have locked multiplier and you can't overclock them.

Laurent on 16 August 2020 21:01 says

Thanks Konstantin for your ultra fast return ! ;)

so if understand and to be sure : you think a mono cpu is better for me because of the max clocking ?

It's because we can't overclock cpu on a dual x99 but it's possible on the mono cpu JINGSHA X99 D8 with the original bios ?

So if i put 2 E5-1650V3 or 1660 on the dual x99 i can't have the best because of the clocking ? idem with the ddr4 timings ?

The différence between dual x99 and mono x99 is not very clear for me...

The JINGSHA X99 D8 seems to be very good, it looks like an asus ! ;o

OK for the ES samples ! ;)

Of course all people try to have the best with a good budget and i'm looking at the good ratio performance/price of the last amd ryzen...

So me ! ;)

stiggity on 17 August 2020 02:48 says

Miyconst: I'm sorry too sound like such a newb. Is there any way you could link me to a youtube tutorial on unlocking the turbo, once and for good. I have the dual socket klissre x99. So far, it's a great board, and duration in shipment was <2weeks. I'm in USA, needless too say, i was impressed. Really digging your videos and content. ** VERY EDUCATIONAL! ** keep at it. I successfully unlocked turbo on my Gigabyte GA X99 Gaming G1, and it was a breeze... i tried the exact same method, But chose (Dual CPU) and it was a big no-go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hung Nguyen on 17 August 2020 08:32 says

[b]stiggity[/b], oops, I'm so so sorry, I can't tell the difference in the languages. Being a Vietnamese, I can feel that, as we're kept being called Chinese (and we hate Chinese).

Miyconst on 17 August 2020 10:43 says

Laurent, for dual socket CPU you need a pair of identical Xeon E5-26XX/E5-46XX. Xeon E5-16XX are only working in a single CPU configuration. You can install such CPU on a dual socket motherboard, but only one CPU will be active.

For your work you need as higher clock as possible, and as low memory latency as possible. Xeon E5-1650 V3 and E5-1660 V3 are unique CPUs in the V3 line-up because they have unlocked multiplier and it's possible to overclock them. With these CPUs, it's also possible to overclock RAM to DDR4-2400 on the Chinese motherboards.

Miyconst on 17 August 2020 10:45 says

stiggity, I already have two video and text tutorials on how to unlock turbo boost frequency on all cores. Still, I have to disappoint you, so far, the "Once and for every" method does not work on dual socket motherboards. So far, I don't know a single successful case, only manual EFI driver installation works well.

Laurent on 17 August 2020 13:03 says

Thanks, Now it's really clear ! ;) the E5 16v3 are mono cpu, unlocked and possibly overclocked (not qs or es version), you talk only about 1650 and 1660 because of the price but is the 1680 (and all the 16v2) unlocked/overclocked ? or only 1650/1660

Because i've actually gskill ddr3 I'd seen in your reviews the good HUANANZHI X99 TF (ddr3 first and after testing i can buy ddr4) but it seems that overclocking is not possible !

really ? no modded bios or other bios update from the brand ? what a shame for a good motherboard like this ! ;o

so in mono cpu with overclocking the only really good motherboard is Huananzhi X99-F8D with ddr4 ? and better cpu choice E5 1650/1660V3...

i've seen your very good review on the memory on the HUANANZHI X99 TF, in certain configuration it's very disapointing !!!

Laurent on 17 August 2020 13:22 says

Edit : fault about (and all 16v2) it's : all 16xxV3 off course ! ;) sorry for the bold typo it seems that certain character like the asterisque change the style ;o

Miyconst on 18 August 2020 08:50 says

Laurent, here are some more answers:

  • DDR3 memory is only supported by a handful of Xeon E5 V3 CPUs, unfortunately, all of these CPUs are locked and not possible to overclock. The most popular one is Xeon E5-2678 V3.
  • It's not possible to add DDR3 support via a BIOS mod, because a physical DDR3 memory controller is needed to work with DDR3, while most of the Xeon E5 V3 CPUs have only DDR4 memory controller.
  • As far as I know, Xeon E5-1680 V3 also has unlocked multiplier and it's possible to overclock it. The E5-1620 V3 & E5-1630 V3 are unfortunately locked, and it's not possible to overclock them. The rest of the E5-16XX V3 lineup is very rare and there is no definite information on whether they are locked or unlocked.
  • You should not buy a dual socket motherboard for a single CPU usage.
Sam on 18 August 2020 11:56 says

Hello, quick question. Is it worth upgrading from E5 2620 v3 to E5 2678 v3? I mainly use my system for gaming. Thanks

Miyconst on 18 August 2020 12:16 says

Sam, it depends on the GPU. If you have something RTX 2070, then it makes sense to upgrade.

John on 18 August 2020 17:39 says

Big fan of yours here, I ordered Jingsha X99- D8 which should be here any day now, the seller claims he's already flashed the bios thto unlock turbo mode.My question is, how do I check when I get the motherboard?

Miyconst on 19 August 2020 09:15 says

Hi John, it's very easy to check if you are using a Xeon E5 V3 CPU. Just run a short CPU-Z test and observe CPU clock frequency in the task manager. If the CPU boosts up to it's maximum boost value on all cores - you have Turbo Boost Unlocked.

You can also create a dump of your BIOS and check if the 06F2 CPU microcode is present.

Stiggity on 21 August 2020 07:50 says

Miyconst: After removing the microcode, and flashing the BIOS, i then boot to my FreeDOS USB drive created by Rufus. I do Not have "fs1:" simply "fs0:", which is my USB drive. I also have blk1: , blk4: , etc...I also noticed in BIOS I don't see "Windows Boot Manager" in my boot options. What am I doing wrong? Any sort of help will be greatly appreciated!

Miyconst on 21 August 2020 08:18 says

Stiggity, you have non UEFI Windows installation, which is not supported with manual EFI driver installation.

stiggity on 22 August 2020 01:24 says

Miyconst, what do i have to do to have an authentic UEFI windows installation? I installed windows from a USB drive that it comes on? Is there a BIOS setting, or won't it ever work?

Stiggity on 22 August 2020 02:34 says

Miyconst: After a quick search, my Non-UEFI windows 10 installation was converted to a UEFI standard. Went into BIOS and set some things differently. Finally, un-locked my Turbo Boost. Dual 2683's.. I'm seeing 2.80-2.98Ghz. Much different than previously only being able to MAX-OUT @ 2.45Ghz... I appreciate your talent, tutorials and content. If/When you get one of these Dual Socket boards, you will be impressed.

Dave on 08 September 2020 04:28 says

I was looking to know if anyone has a English manual for the Huananzhi X99-F8D. I did not find any on the website. I am looking for the jumper settings and dip switch. Also for the memory which slots need to be populated together (i have 4 sticks of 16GB hynix Pc4-2133) and 2 x E5-2640 V3. Finally if I use only one CPU is it needed to use a specific slot cpu first? Many thanks to all for help.

Miyconst on 09 September 2020 10:40 says

Dave, I really doubt that you will be able to find any useful English manual for Huananzhi motherboards. Here is the official support page, there you can find some downloads, but don't expect an English manual - 华南X99-F8D双路主板.

John on 11 September 2020 02:25 says

Thanks for your advice earlier. My Jingsha X99-D8 arrived and everything is working except one of the Ram's I ordered. Bios RC version is 04.0.3.00 (ram timings is missing in the memory configuration).So I can't underclock the ram I ordered which is 2666mhz. My question is, can I reflash and use your bios instead?Or I should just give up and buy 2400mhz ram rather?I've attached images

https://imgur.com/a/JdrZUAD

Thanks

Ivan on 18 September 2020 09:35 says

доброго времени суток, спасибо за обзор - очень информативно. Подскажи пожалуйста - есть ли информация о том поддерживает ли данная плата технологию PCI-e bifurcation (разветвление PCI-e x16 на несколько x4 например для мультипликации скорости i/o)

Miyconst on 18 September 2020 09:39 says

Ivan, вітаю. Налаштування PCI-E Bifurcation в BIOS є, але чи працюють вони чи ні – ще не перевірив, бо не було чим перевіряти. Зараз отримав ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card V2, в якості пожертвування до каналу, тому планую перевірити коли буде нагода.

Ivan on 18 September 2020 09:47 says

Miyconst, спасибо за информацию, буду ждать результатов)

Ahmed Tantawy on 20 September 2020 05:36 says

I really appreciate all of your hard work, I have to say that you impressed me with all of the detailed testing your doing on all of these products! I watched this video about the X99F8D and bought the motherboard and 2X(E5 2680) from the official website Huananzhi from Aliexpress website, the motherboard and processors are working just fine but I'm getting some beeps at every start before the bios check single beep that I know is normal, and the weird thing is that these beeps are changing from 3 beeps at first and then they became 2 beeps, and finally it's now making a two beeps and then a one second pause and then two more beeps and then the one bios check beep. My questions are: Is that normal with this motherboard or there is something wrong? I contacted the seller and they are saying that it's normal but I doubt it! Would you please replay to this message because I'm so frustrated about that. Thank you in advance!

Miyconst on 20 September 2020 11:20 says

Ahmed Tantawy, as far as I remember, the motherboard has a few beeps on start, but in my case it was consistent with the beeps, every start the same number of beeps. Thus, you have two options:

  • Try to investigate what is going on by removing all unnecessarily components and check how the motherboard behaves.
  • Leave it as is, since the motherboard works well after the booting process.
Ahmed Tantawy on 21 September 2020 18:56 says

Miyconst, Thank you so much for that fast response. I think I will go with the 2nd option and leave it as is since I tested all of the hardware and it seems like I don't have any issues. I have another question if you don't mind, I'm trying now to turbo boost my dual CPUs and going through your guide, but I'm not being able to read and make a backup copy of the BIOS by FPT (DUMP operation). What other applications would you recommend to use to unlock my BIOS and be able to make a copy of it and change it? Thanks you!

Miyconst on 21 September 2020 19:50 says

Ahmed Tantawy, you can try to use AMI Flasher Utility (AfuWin) 5.12.03.2045, it's not as easy to use as FPT, but it can bypass the write locks, which prevents FPT from accessing the BIOS.

Stiggity on 27 September 2020 10:44 says

Miyconst, Well.. i thought i had it in one of my last posts, but now im sure. YAY!! Here's a doozey for ya! Both of my 2683 v3's are water cooled, but under a full load for about 1 minute, CPU:0 Hangs ~ 55C and CPU:1 Hovers 75C this is with all 28 cores maxing at 3000Mhz and both pumps, radiator fans, and case fans throttle up (All moving parts share from the (2) 4pin headers... What kind of temperatures would you consider... Dangerous/Alright/Good? Thanks miyconst!! You are the man...

Miyconst on 27 September 2020 11:57 says

Stiggity, everything under 90C is safe, but I would recommend to keep the temps under 80C.

Ivan on 02 October 2020 06:23 says

Thanks Miyconst! All your information about X99 motherboards are very useful. I wonder what computer case and power supply you suggest for Jingsha Dual X99? The board is even bigger than most other E-ATX and can't seem to find a case for it. And most power supply does not have the second 8-pin EPS connecter for dual CPU?

Also, other than the E5-16xx series CPU can overclock, I heard the E5-2687W (v1/2/3/4? Not sure which) can also overclock. Have you tried that CPU? Or if the ES CPU can overclock like the retail version?

Thanks!

Miyconst on 02 October 2020 10:58 says

Ivan, I am using the following chassis for my dual socket builds: Fractal Design Define XL R2 and Phanteks Enthoo Pro M.

I have not heard anything about the E5-2687W being overclockable, and the ES CPUs do not have a general rule to apply. Some have locked multiplier, others have unlocked.

orange on 09 October 2020 20:05 says

hi miyconst, would like to ask if x99-f8d dual socket can support E5-2620v1? also is support DDR3 ECC ram? thanks in advance.

Miyconst on 10 October 2020 13:04 says

orange, no, it does not.

orange on 10 October 2020 16:59 says

thanks for the time to respond Miyconst, just to clarify... so lower version (v1) do not compatible to x99-f8d right? -thanks

Miyconst on 10 October 2020 19:44 says

orange, no, Xeon E5 V1 & V2 are for LGA 2011 socket, while V3 & V4 are for LGA 2011-3 socket.

orange on 11 October 2020 05:21 says

got it, thanks much for the clarification Miyconst

orange on 12 October 2020 09:32 says

Hi Miyconst, i forgot to ask this.... is Xeon E5-2680v4 (ES/QHVB) compatible with this X99-F8D (LGA 2011-3 socket).. thanks alot in advanced. God Bless!

Miyconst on 12 October 2020 21:10 says

orange, sorry, I can't help with the V4 ES CPUs. I know that some of them are supported and others are not supported, but I can't say much about the Xeon E5-2680 V4 (ES/QHVB) CPUs.

orange on 13 October 2020 11:19 says

oh ok... no worries, Miyconst, i will try to dig up more on the net ;). thanks

Aurellien on 14 October 2020 20:15 says

3 questions,

How do I know what ram is compatible with ZX-DU99D4

Can I unlock turbo boost on a 2 E5-26XX cpus with just 1 8-pin(2x4) connector?

Does this motherboard support SLI or Crossfire

anyways thanks for the amazing, clear, honest and detailed reviews on youtube!

Aurellien on 14 October 2020 20:16 says

Aurellien, 2 E5-26XX cpu's*

Miyconst on 14 October 2020 20:58 says

Aurellien:

  1. Try and see if it works or not. The best option would be 8 GB and 16 GB DDR4 ECC REG memory modules.
  2. Yes, you can, but I would strongly recommend to use both 8-pin power connectors.
  3. I have no idea, sorry. Theoretically it shall work, but it's not validated.
Peter on 15 October 2020 03:07 says

Did you ever figure out the beep issue, I have the same problem, and the beep count changes from time to time, seems to work ok.

Miyconst on 15 October 2020 05:02 says

Peter, sorry, but I did not. I have a Huananzhi X99-T8D motherboard, and it also beeps like that.

Ahmed Tantwy on 15 October 2020 07:25 says

Peter, I talked to one of the engineers in the company and tried to understand anything about those beeps and they said that it’s a normal additional check in the motherboard, but they didn’t seem to have a solid answer for changing the beeps. They said I should only worry if the number of beeps is 5 beeps or more. I’m using the X99 F8D motherboard for almost a month now and it’s working perfectly fine with me. I noticed that the number of beeps changes when I plug any device to The front USB ports. I have 8 RAMs and using dual processors, so when I tried to Change the slots and number of RAMs used, and it also changed the number of beeps. So the conclusion is as long as you don’t change any of the internal components or the devices connected to the USB ports, you wouldn’t hear any difference in the number of beeps. And if you changed anything and still have less than 5 beeps that should be fine.

Ahmed Tantawy on 15 October 2020 07:33 says

Miyconst, The AMI Flasher Utility (AfuWin) 5.12.03.2045 worked and bypassed the Write locks as you mentioned. Thank you so much!

Stiggity on 21 October 2020 03:00 says

Miyconst, I have yet another question. I've unlocked all core turbo on (2) 2683 v3 cpu using the Klissre dual socket x99 motherboard. Once i execute install.bat and autostart.bat then restart windows everything works as it shud.. but!!! the machine locks up. Not at the same place/time/app, every time. but!! somedays it will run for 2 or 3 days, or 1 day but it WILL lockup. And I mean no blue screen, or memory-dump. But! after pushing the reset button, and I get back into windows, and do not launh install, and autostart.... turbo unlock is not implemented, and the system will Not hang/freeze/lockup. Is there something im missing?? i also noticed in your turbo unlock download package, a set of UPdated cpumicrocodeupdate files. Any help would be great..

Miyconst on 21 October 2020 14:35 says

Stiggity, it is very hard to guess what the problem is. Did you disable CPU C6 state in the BIOS? Also, it sounds strange that you have to install/start the drivers on every system startup, something is wrong there. All my recent tests were conducted without any extra drivers installed on the Windows level. This cpumcupdate thingy is no longer needed, as far as I know.

Fadlan on 21 October 2020 22:40 says

Hello, thanks for your review here. Do you already test PCIe bifurcation? I wanna know too, if this board can bifurcate to 4x4x4x4 all slot. And what is PCIe mode for there 3 slot? Is it 16x,16x,16x?

Miyconst on 22 October 2020 00:15 says

Fadlan, all three PCI-E x16 slots are PCI-E x16 3.0, bifurcation settings are available in the BIOS, but I have not tested it myself.

Juan Alejandro on 22 October 2020 02:24 says

Hi, thank you very much in advance for your attention and for the information shared on your channel. I recently bought the following components: huananzhi x99-f8d, 4x16gb ddr4, 2 xeon 2678v3, power supply "xpg core reactor 850w gold plus", HUANANZHI SSD M.2 NVME SSD, and a video card "xfx rx 580 4gb". at the beginning when it turned on, it showed me the code "A0", after connecting the hard disk it shows me the code AE ​​and later "00". I don't know if this problem has happened to you before, and if you can tell me what is happening. I have already disconnected the disk and the video card. thank you very much.

Miyconst on 22 October 2020 10:49 says

Juan Alejandro, if I understood your correctly, the motherboard does not start any more after you have tried to install an NVMe drive. The post code is 00, is that correct? If yes, then I would suggest to contact the seller. It could have happen that you have had the NVMe/SATA mode jumpers connected the wrong way and once you installed your drive a short circuit has happened and the motherboard fried.

Luis on 26 October 2020 18:32 says

Dave, I used google translate on my phone and it translated the booklet instantly using the phone's camera.

Stiggity on 26 October 2020 19:35 says

Miyconst: I'm currently running (2) 2683 v3 processors. Will I need to re-do the unlock procedure if I upgrade my processors? They will still be 26xx v3, just something with a slightly higher, cache/clock/turbo frequency.. Any words of encouragement would rule!!

Miyconst on 26 October 2020 19:44 says

Stiggity, I assume you have used the manual EFI driver installation method, in this case you would most likely have to reinstall the EFI driver.

Mario on 29 October 2020 23:50 says

Hi, I am looking for a good CPU cooler for this board that can fit in a 4u rack mount case (I have probably 135 to 140 mm of clearing after accounting the mount point, motherboard, cpu socket. Any recommendation that would fit with the 2 CPU and the hight constraint?

Thanks !

Miyconst on 30 October 2020 02:15 says

You can take a look at Noctua NH-L12.

Cris on 31 October 2020 05:12 says

Really liked your videos

But I have one doubt about those models: What CPU model is the higher supported ? DDR4 memories we can use retail ones but is there any difference using dual CPU and ECC ones ? And if it is possible to use SLI or Crossfire and if its possible to make RAID arrays within BIOS since they have a lot of sata ports

Tks

Stiggity on 03 November 2020 04:57 says

Miyconst, Well, before installing 2 new cpu's, i flashed the board with a stock binary. Installed cpus, and went through the process, but they will not go full Turbo. KIM i'm using the Klissre dual ddr4 x99 board, and manual v3x4.EFI drivers are the only way to get it accomplished, right? After booting to USB my USB drive was FS0, and nVME(ssd) was FS1. Everything went smooth, i enabled CPU c6 state, and booted windows... no dice.. So, i used the del-mcu-intel file to rename the dll to .bak, i then, as administrator, executed "install.batch" and "autostart.batch". After a return to desktop, from a reboot. Stil.. cpu-z benching, or stressing the cpu it will not go over 2.7GHz. So, i reinstalled windows, UEFI ~(last install was uefi but sketchy)~ re installed the V3x4.EFI operation.... nothing. And!! i checked. Neither cpu said "ES" it said E5-2699 v3 but not ES 2699 v3. I know theres alot of possible scenarios. And, fwiw. my setup before these new cpus was 2x 2683 v3, and turbo unlock was working.. Hmmm...

Pawel on 03 November 2020 17:18 says

Hi. i have mobo x99-f8d and purchased xeon e5-2660 v3. Will this cpu work on this MB ? i have tried to run on it but system did not start. have checked RAM. MB gives signal and refuses to boot. Any suggestions ?

thank you

Miyconst on 03 November 2020 21:37 says

Pawel, please specify full list of your components. Huananzhi X99-F8D & E5-2660 V3 are compatible with each other and should work together.

Pawel on 07 November 2020 14:57 says

Miyconst, CPU: E5-2660 v3 / DDR4 micron PC4-2133P-RB0-10. Does cpu V3 compatible with PC4 ?

Miyconst on 08 November 2020 05:05 says

Pawel, PC4 means DDR4 and yes, E5-2660 V3 is compatible with it. What is the size of your memory modules? Do you have any pictures of the build?

Pawel on 10 November 2020 01:17 says

Miyconst, I finally managed to run MB with my CPU and memory. Did look closer your review and finally worked. Great review. Thank you.

Khantroll on 12 November 2020 22:08 says

Hi Miyconst! I am very glad I stumbled across your YouTube videos. It's hard to find much in-depth information about these boards out there. I really appreciate all of the effort that you put into testing these and posting the results.

I know it seems like everyone on this thread has asked, but could you offer a build recommendation? I don't game much, as I don't have a lot of time for it. When I do, it's typically Star Trek Online or MechWarrior Online. Most of the time my projects are confined to video and photo editing and restoration. Lately, it has been in the form of Machine Learning with things such as ESRGAN.

Other programs I would typically use that you might be more familiar with would be GIMP, Premier, Handbrake, and AviSynth.

Thank you for any guidance you can offer, and again for all your hard work!

Miyconst on 12 November 2020 22:11 says

Khantroll, in your case I would really aim to get an AMD Ryzen system, Ryzen 2700X / 3600 / 3700X would be a very good CPU for your needs, but if you are on a really tight budget or need lots of RAM - then it's Xeon E5-2678 V3 + JingSha X99-D8 / Huananzhi X99-TF / X99-F8.

Good luck with your build and thank you for the support.

jonathan on 14 November 2020 05:48 says

Hi,

I bought this board , and use 2 E2650L v3 ,but it does not boot. The first time I plug in the cable, if I press the power button on the board, it will show me "FF", then not responding any more.

My PSU is 550W, it should be enough considering 1 CPU is only 65W, but I only have 4+4PIN, so I only plugged in 1 8PIN.

I tried 1 CPU or both CPU, and tried Ram on black slots or orange slots, but it's all the same.

What do you think might be the problem?

argiebargie on 14 November 2020 09:40 says

Hi Miyconst. Thanks for all your work describing how to turbo unlock Xeon haswell cpus and also reviewing various AliExpress motherboards. I have a question about your dual socket Huananzhi setup.

What coolers do you use in your video reviewing the Huananzhi x99 f8d board. The sockets on these boards are pretty close together and it looks like the coolers you have are narrow in one dimension but not the other. So I can see that you've mounted them in opposite directions like -- | on the motherboard which coolers are these?

cheers!

argi on 14 November 2020 09:43 says

CORRECTION..

sorry .. upon closer inspection I can see that the coolers are oriented in the same way (not opposite directions)

Miyconst on 14 November 2020 12:38 says

argiebargie, as far as I remember, I have used a pair of Raijintek Aidos Black 92mm in that video.

Jonathan on 15 November 2020 00:31 says

I am wondering is your setup stable? I am currently using this board with 1 CPU E5 2650L v3, quite often in windows it would freeze then reboot for no reason. sometimes it is stuck on the bios screen.

I am using 550W PSU, I am thinking E5 2650L only uses 65W, this should be enough.

What could be the possible reason

Wisely on 15 November 2020 05:33 says

Before I return my x99 dual CPU zx-du99d4 v1.11 for its random rebooting issue, I would like to try one last thing which is to use huananzhi x99 F8D bios on this zx-du99d4 v1.11. Is the huanan bios compatible?

Miyconst on 15 November 2020 06:15 says

Wisely, they say it's compatible, but I have not tried it myself.

Wisely on 15 November 2020 12:44 says

Miyconst, Noted. Thanks. You are most helpful. Will try and update here.

Wisely on 19 November 2020 17:14 says

Miyconst, I have taken my computer components apart, checked and put them back again. The random rebooting still occurs. So I proceed to flash with Huanan x99 F8D bios, yes it is compartiable but sadly the random rebooting occurs again. So I decided to flash back the origin bios for the zx-du99d4 but somehow after completing the flashing my computer refuses to boot. Most likely I have bricked it. May I know what device you used to flash the bios chip so I can restore the bios?

Miyconst on 19 November 2020 18:42 says

Wisely, you will find all the answers on this page - CH341a - minimal usage guide, how to read and write a motherboard BIOS.

Wisely on 20 November 2020 02:00 says

Miyconst, I have placed the order for a CH341a. As you have the same zx-du99d4 motherboard, can you advise where is the bios chip and whether the test clip will work? Is there a need for Wisely to purchase a different type of test clip?

Miyconst on 20 November 2020 11:09 says

Wisely, I don't have the motherboard any longer, thus I can't help, sorry. The clip included in the CH341a package shall work though.

Wisely on 20 November 2020 17:05 says

Miyconst, Noted. Thank you.

Michael of the Sandbelt on 27 November 2020 18:11 says

Hi Miyconst Wanting to install at raid card for Raid1 on an x99 d8 motherboard (run esxi). Apart from the esxi, is there likely to be a compatibility problem between the card and the x99 d8? Thanks Michael

Miyconst on 27 November 2020 22:48 says

Michael, I have not tried any RAID NVMe cards with X99-D8, thus I can't say much about it. I have only tried a single PCI-E x4 M.2 NVMe adapter, which worked just fine.

Stiggity on 30 November 2020 07:43 says

Miyconst, Dont ask why... switched it up to a ASUS Z10PE-D16 WS. The board is big! but well constructed. Within a couple hours of reading, and previous experience, I've achieved 3.4GHz on all cores. The sound's better! Other than that... more options to toy around with in BIOS. 8 channel memory (ECC DDR4) supports 1TB of RAM (16 DIMM Slots) I'm beginning to like it. Except, it takes 35 seconds from, Power-On, to Post. :-( I glanced over your tutorials, just too refresh my aging brain.......... first try! TY!

Stiggity on 01 December 2020 05:05 says

Miyconst... sorry to jack the main topic but I have a simple question. If CPU-Z is launched, and i also launch task manager/performance. Once i either stress CPU or Bench, task manager shows 3.38Ghz @ 100T% load. But Cinebench R20 pushes CPU (according to task manager/pperformance) to 100% but i'm only seeing 2.89Ghz? Any other programs that put a load on CPU, other than CPU-Z, that you know of? Thanks Miyconst?

P.S I sent you a few dollars via PayPal... 100%/Totally worth it!!! :D

Miyconst on 01 December 2020 09:59 says

Stiggity, this is a normal behavior. Cinebench R20 uses heavy AVX instructions which consume extra power and that's why CPU downclocks itself to stay within the TDP limit. There are multiple other programs which can test CPU performance, for example Blender or Corona.

P.S. Not sure when you have send a few $$, but I didn't receive anything in the last few days.

Stiggity on 02 December 2020 02:20 says

Miyconst, Yes, as your site/youtube channel/write-up stated, I kindly donated 5 EURO heheeheh it was sent anonymously. Next time i'll include my info!! Thank you so much!

Miyconst on 02 December 2020 08:21 says

Stiggity, thank you the donation, it's really appreciated and motivates me to keep working on the channel.

Stiggity on 02 December 2020 19:46 says

Miyconst, I will continue to do so every so often. Makes perfect sense. With all of your tutorials, and information available, your worth alot more than $5EUROs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got another quick question.. when I use the instruction

bcfg driver add 0 , it adds a BIOS option "V3 Full Turbo", well now theres 2 of them in BIOS settings. How should I remove them, and start fresh?, re-flash BIOS?

Miyconst on 02 December 2020 20:10 says

Stiggity, you don't have to re-flash the BIOS, it's enough to clear CMOS.

Stiggity on 02 December 2020 20:22 says

Miyconst, After getting home, I will try. Why do I read too deep into things.. lol, I honestly, shouldn't be flashing BIOS ROMs with the limited knowledge I possess. Thanks again, Miyconst!!!

William Favre on 05 December 2020 00:09 says

Hello, have you tested this board with Nvida GTX video cards in SLi. I have two gtx1070 that I need to run in SLi and want to know if this board can do it.

Thank You

Miyconst on 05 December 2020 01:15 says

William Favre, I have not tested SLI on X99-F8D, but it should work. Still, SLI is a gaming technology, and dual socket motherboards are super bad for gaming, thus I don't think you should bother about it.

Gigru on 10 December 2020 18:45 says

Уважаемый Константин, не могли бы вы поделиться биосом для материнской платы Huananzhi X99-F8D с работающим анлоком турбобуста ? Никак не получается создать такой биос, любые попытки приводят к неработающей системе. С биосом я собственно ничего не делаю, кроме удаления микрокода процессора 06F2 на вкладке CPU Patch утилиты mmtool_a5. После удаления микрокода циклическая перезагрузка с кодом FF.

Zanoni Luiz on 15 December 2020 01:36 says

I wonder if this motherboard is compatible with esxi 6.7?

Mackenzie on 17 December 2020 02:15 says

Zanoni Luiz, it is but the installation needs the Realtek driver added to the installer before because you will get an error that no nics are available because esxi doesn't support Realtek, There is video on YouTube on how to make a custom install esxi installation .ISO ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_-jNxf-xPU&t=744s ) this is the video I used you may need to download the offline version with the tool in video first without any customizations, Then you use the offline version you downloaded and the tool to add the drivers and make a custom .ISO

Antti on 19 December 2020 21:48 says

Hello Miyconst. I have Huananzhi F8D with 2 x E5-2678v3. With this setup, I am running calculations utilizing all cores 100%. If I have understood right, turbo unlock may not be that big upgrade because of the TDP restrictions when using all cores and with V4 series that's not going to work. So if I want upgrade, which would be better option? 2x E5-2699v4 ES (no turbo unlock) or 2 x E5-2699v3 QS and unlocked turbo.

Miyconst on 19 December 2020 22:34 says

Antti, here are some points to think of:

  • There is no guarantee that the QS/ES CPUs will work on this motherboard.
  • It is possible that these CPUs will work in a single CPU configuration, but not in dual CPU.
  • For dual socket systems I would always aim to get V4 CPUs and don't bother about Turbo Unlock.
  • Turbo Unlock does not work with ES/QS CPUs, which have stepping less than 2.
Miyconst on 19 December 2020 22:36 says

Gigru, насколько я понял, Вы все правильно делаете, и мой рабочий BIOS не отличается от вашего. Проблема заключается в чем-то ином. Можете указать полную конфигурацию компъютера?

gigru on 21 December 2020 05:13 says

Miyconst, моя конфигурация: 2-а процессора E5-2690v3, 8 x 16Gb серверной памяти ECC REG от Samsung, SSD Samsung 970 EVO Plus в слоте NVMe, блок питания Deepcool DQ750. После очередного эксперимента с набором микрокодов удалось добиться чтобы биос загружался без микрокода 06F2 (скопировал список микрокодов с биоса T8D). Правда плата при включении ведёт себя крайне странно, сначала включается, через 3 сек. выключается и потом обратно включается, далее биос нормально загружается. Но после выполнения всех следующих шагов с установкой EFI драйвера и драйверов Vmware в систему, анлок к моему сожалению так и не появился.

Miyconst on 21 December 2020 10:34 says

gigru, к сожалению, не имея платы на руках, довольно сложно сказать в чем может быть проблема. Правильно понимаю, что CPU C3 / CPU C6 State поставлены на Disabled в BIOS?

Если есть программатор, то можно попробовать вот эти два BIOS: Jingsha X99 Dual, SZMZ X99 Dual Z8.

Gigru on 21 December 2020 10:52 says

Miyconst, C3 и C6 стоит в Disable. Программатор есть, уже раз 15 эту мать прошивал после нерабочего состояния. Ну раз биоса нет, буду дальше мучаться. Устал просто уже, поэтому просил помощи.

Miyconst on 21 December 2020 10:57 says

Gigru, я был бы рад помочь, но платы на руках больше нет, а делать BIOS вслепую и давать, как 100% рабочий не хочу. В любом случае – удачи. Можно еще испытать вот этот метод – Добавляем анлок в биос раз и навсегда через S3TurboTool.

Duch on 23 December 2020 14:49 says

I would like to salute all work done, it is just impressive ! I have just ordered A Huananzhi X99-F8D with a couple of E5-2680v3. I have a doubt about the server memory. I would like to order the Aliexpress Best seller Memory : Atermiter DDR4 8GB 2666MHZ (8 modules) that we can find here:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000595417045.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.37032099LXA9Dq&algo_pvid=4df27c09-b71a-4423-9d8f-81e283e5e900&algo_expid=4df27c09-b71a-4423-9d8f-81e283e5e900-0&btsid=2100bdca16087227915846484ef7f5&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

Do you think that this memory (2666Mhz) is perfectly compatible ? Many Thanks

Miyconst on 24 December 2020 02:31 says

Duch, DDR4-2666 on its own does not have any issues, but the memory modules you have linked might be incompatible with the X99 platform. If you buy from there - make sure to ask the seller to provide X99 compatible modules, it should be 16 banks, not 4 banks, and not 8 banks.

yahya on 28 December 2020 20:33 says

Hi Thank you for your very informative review I bought the motherboard and install proxmox 6.3 on it I try to pass on the PCI express device but it shows that "No IOMMU detected" do you have any idea of how to enable it on the motherboard bios thank you very much.

Miyconst on 28 December 2020 21:24 says

yahya, I have no clue how to do that, sorry. Still, you can try this BIOS and see if that helps - BIOS-iEngineer / SZMZ-X99-Dual-Z8. Please make sure to have an external flash programmer to be able to restore the motherboard's functionality if it gets bricked, since the BIOS was originally developed for another motherboard.

Yahya on 28 December 2020 21:29 says

Miyconst, thanks man I will try this keep up the good work

emman on 30 December 2020 06:21 says

Hi, have you you tried virtualization using F8D? or does it support it? Is it ok with 1x2678v3 and 1x32Gb memory? Will do test buy first and if it works will continue to upgrade. Thank you!

Mick on 30 December 2020 15:19 says

Hi Miyconst, i find your review of F8D motherboard very interesting. Did you try to run PassMark test with reasonable Gtu eg. RTX or 1080? I received for free Dell T5610 dual E5-2650v2 128gb ram and GTX 1080ti and findout that probably motherboard blocks GPU to run at full speed. Sometimes It have 12500 pts on tests but usually It scores 10500pts only. CPU dual scores is constant 18600pts on PassMark. So I tested GPU with i7-7700 and i7-2600 and it scores 16600 pts and 14500 pts... Now I thinking to change Dell to something else but I need Xeons cpus and I thinking of F8D mobo. Could you run some PassMark test with this mobo? Mick

Jockero on 04 February 2021 02:48 says

Miyconst,

I saw your video about best x99 mobos. That's very good. Gratulation. I have a question. I have an 5920K. I would like to oc the cpu. I looking for a cheap, but overclockable and stable mobo. Do you recommend for this Huananzhi x99-8m? (with 8f bios). What is the difference x99-8m and x99-8m-f? Thanks.

Miyconst on 04 February 2021 10:38 says

Jockero, please watch my review for X99-8M-F to get the answers.

yonn on 04 February 2021 14:46 says

Already considering the jump to a dual platform, I just went back through your videos on dual plates. You value both the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 and the Huananzhi X99-F8D more or less the same. My intention is to mount two 2697 v3 or two 2678 v3 But the Huananzhi X99-F8D is almost double the price. Are there any factors that should be taken into account when choosing one or the other? In the case of choosing the second option, I would even opt for the Huananzhi TFD with DDR3 (because the memory is more economical).

A couple of additional questions. Is TBU finally viable on these boards? Between v3 with TBU and V4 without TBU, do the V3 still have a better price / performance ratio?

Thanks again

Miyconst on 04 February 2021 23:31 says

yonn, I have valued the motherboards about the same because their price is significantly different. All in all, Huananzhi option is a much better motherboard. If you surely need a dual socket system, I would go with Huananzhi X99-F8D and V4 CPUs.

yonn on 05 February 2021 13:03 says

Thanks for your help. I have purchased a 2680 v4 that I will initially test on an f8 to compare its performance to a 2697 v3 TBU. Based on this I will decide for two 2607 v3 or two 2680 v4 For a V4 I can continue using the same bios that I use with the v3 or I should go back to an official bios without any type of unlocking or undervoltage?

Jockero on 06 February 2021 19:40 says

Miyconst, I choose 2 cheap x99. I would like to ask your opinion. Which one should you choose? x99-d4 or x99-8m? You talked good things for both in your videos.

Miyconst on 06 February 2021 19:46 says

Jockero, if you are talking about the original X99-8M not X99-8M-F, then I would pick X99-8M. In general, I would rate these boards like this: X99-8M > X99-D4 > X99-8M-F.

Jockero on 07 February 2021 00:39 says

Miyconst, Thank you.

Nicola on 07 February 2021 10:14 says

Hi @all, and thanks for your support. :+1: I've buyed a ALZENIT X99I-CE5 (the one mini-idx found, in order to complete my office-build with xeon e5-2683v3), and i would to know if there is a github repos for drivers and BIOS applicable to this model, like Huananzhi (e.g.) Thanks for your time. :shipit:

Miyconst on 07 February 2021 12:55 says

Nicola, I am sorry to say, but there are no such repositories for this motherboard. I also don't think that X99I-CE5 can handle a Xeon E5-2683 V3, the VRM on this motherboard is simply too weak.

Nicola on 07 February 2021 13:25 says

Nooooooooooooo :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

P.S: Really thanks for your fast reply. I've buyed that model for 2 mainly reasons:

  • Mini-DTX size
  • CPU Type:Intel LGA2011-3 Xeon E5 Series V3&V4 (MAX TDP 120W) declared.

As soon as it will be in my hands, i'm glad to keep you up to date about my build (if it works e.g :-) )

Владислав on 07 February 2021 16:56 says

Доброго дня. А ви не тестували цю плату з 1 cpu і однією планкою пам\яті? Чи вона не зможе працювати з однією планкою?

Miyconst on 07 February 2021 16:58 says

Владислав, я тестував. Один процесор, одна планка ОЗП – працює, але продуктивність буде значно гіршою ніж з двома планками.

Владислав on 07 February 2021 20:56 says

Miyconst, Це зрозуміло але в мене чомусь відмовляється стартувати з cpu 2678 V3 і dimm Samsung DDR4 32GB 2400Mhz (поставлений в dimm_1) Post FF. VRM гріється а проц холодний. Що б його ще зробити гублюсь :((

Доречі тут в додаванні коментарів email веріфікатор некоректно працює адресу с трьохрівневого домена не приймає.

Владислав on 07 February 2021 22:18 says

Miyconst, І ще таке забув запитати. А не пробували запускати зовсім без пам\яті? Якщо все ок вона їде далі чим FF? До піска спікером чи до якось пост кода?

Miyconst on 09 February 2021 02:11 says

Владислав, код FF означає, що щось під’єднано зовсім неправильно. Який блок живлення використовується, та чи під’єднані обидва 8-пін з’єднувачі? Наскільки я пам’ятаю, X99-F8D може працювати з одним 8-пін з’єднувачем, але для тестування, краще мати обидва.

Jasper D on 09 February 2021 02:49 says

Great youtube channel and your website is also very helpful. Your clear explanations help so many followers. after watching your youtube video about the x99-f8d, i was thinking of getting that and adding a dual gpu setup. is this possible? the build that i'm making is moderate budget. The purpose of the computer will be rendering, 3D and video editing

Miyconst on 09 February 2021 22:41 says

Jasper D, yes, you can surely have two GPUs installed onto a Huananzhi X99-F8D, just make sure that you get GPUs, which are physically fitting onto the motherboard together.

Diego H on 10 February 2021 01:47 says

Thanks for the information in your Youtube Cahnel, Ihave the next error in this mother board. Some times when y tun on the pc freeze in the start up bios code B0. The quickly solution is turn off, tun off the power supply , remove one RAM and then tun on again, then the pc wake up. Do you know about this problem? Any solution?

TeeBee on 11 February 2021 21:39 says

Hi all,

I just installed this motherboard to replace the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 I was using for the last 6 months. My setup is 2 x E5-2650v4 with 8x32GB DDR4-2400 Hynix server ram, WD Black PCIe and GeForce RTX3070. I'm using 700W PS. I use this workstation mainly for video editing. The reason I replaced the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 was that I could not get all of the ram sticks to work and it would get stuck with a b7/b9 code but otherwise it run fine on 4 ram sticks. Overall, I'm happy to get all of my ram working even though on this board the video card blocks another PCIe slot and it didnt on the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11.

Miyconst on 11 February 2021 22:12 says

Diego H, it sounds like you have a hardware issue. Make sure to validate your RAM with Memtest86 and don't tighten the RAM timings too much.

Tomislav on 13 February 2021 21:32 says

Hi there! Is there any chance to use one of those used server PSU available on aliexpress, for dual xeon x99 mobo? Is there any advice that you can give me what psu to use with? Thanks!!

Diego Herrera on 21 February 2021 06:53 says

Thanks @Miyconst, I have a cpu2, then I get the waranty. But in this moment Y have other problem, the motherboard don't detect the nvme m2. When the pc works I install windows but when the cpu2 brake the mother board stop to read the nvme m2 and the pcie slot 1. Any guu have the same problem?

GabrielUz on 23 February 2021 13:43 says

There are more problems with M.2 NVME on this board? I have read in some forums that some users have problems with the speed of the NMVE: that it only uses a pci lane. I understand that officially the NMVE connection on this board is PCIex4. Is this correct?

Thanks in advance

Diego on 23 February 2021 19:43 says

GabrielUz, I send the waranty the cpu2 and searching in the web maybe the problem because I can read the nvme is because the Socket nvme is connected to the cpu2. When I try with a single cpu don't detect the nvme. When I recibe the replace of the cpu I can confirm that. When the pc works I don't have problems in the speed of nvme.

Fernando on 01 March 2021 00:06 says

Does the Huananzhi X99-F8D - Dual Socket LGA 2011-3 support bifurcation?

Miyconst on 01 March 2021 01:34 says

Fernando, I didn't check X99-F8D specifically, but all other Huananzhi motherboards do support PCI-E Bifurcation.

Владислав on 02 March 2021 22:42 says

Miyconst, Завелось. Може вже якась нова ревізія біосу чи ще щось. З одним живленням не працювало ніяк. БП різні пробував і чіфтек GPM-1000c і залман кіловатник (марку не згадаю). Замовив в майстра кабель для чіфтека (готові китайскі не беріть дуже не якісні) і з двома cpupower запрацювало. Доречі в оф-магазині з алі можна запитати готовий анлокнутий біос (шиється через afudos)

yonn on 05 March 2021 01:10 says

Fernando,

If you ask about PCI-E bifurcation to find out if a board like this can be used:

https://es.aliexpress.com/i/4000543227176.html

I can only say that at least this model I have not managed to make it work neither in an F8 nor in a TF, despite having correctly configured in bios a pciex16 as x4x4x4x4. Although I do not know if I have to change something more else in bios. Only one of the NVME disks is "visible".

yonn on 05 March 2021 01:23 says

Miyconst,

Finally I have this board on the way (F8D). Thanks to your analysis I have decided to choose this model.

I have compared a 2680 v4 vs 2697 v3 vs 2678 v3. In synthetic tests:

2697 v3 TBU > 2680 v4 > 2678 v3 TBU 2680 v4 > 2697 v3 not TBU > 2678 v3 not TBU

The choice of the second processor for the f8d depends on whether it is currently possible to do TBU on that board (if TBU is available,a 2697 v3, if not, a 2680 v4). Is finally TBU possible on this board? If yes, how to made it?

Beyond the better raw performance of 2 2697 v3, can there be any conditions to choose two 2680 v4 even though they perform less overall?

Thanks in advance

jacquetcc on 05 March 2021 09:08 says

yonn, I like to ask you a question for being real owner;)

Can you have a check on this motherboard's iommou group? I am planning a dual socket home lab system, virtualization is a must but it's so hard to find iommou grouping of this mobo on internet. Thanks in advance.

yonn on 05 March 2021 11:14 says

jacquetcc, OK. when I receive the board I check it. Will a list of the devices and their IOMMU groups suffice?

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