I completely agree. I only saw a small difference with quad channel when using sli and crossfire while pushing 7680x1080 res with 3 21:9 monitors. Thats it. It seemed to really help the min fps. Thats the only reason I even got an X79 setup. A crap load of pcielanes and sata 6gb native. X58 lacked 3.0 pcie and native sata 6gb. And I went to ryzen because its new, I wanted an AMD rig again, and wanted m.2 support.