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Having quad channel is nothing but e-peen and the possibility of 4 extra DIMM slots anyway.
    
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why is everything blue.... Board looks nice n all but damn time for a new color scheme.
F'ing THIS.

I've got a set of red Ripjaws and NONE of the boards that I'm looking at for either chip manufacturer match it...feelsbatman. Its a pretty good business plan to charge more for aesthetics and offer unnecessary features at the same time... a SAD attempt to justify the cost...cough Apple cough.
    
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How could I have had the wrong slots though? It was dual channel, if that's what you mean.
That seems odd to me.

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Perhaps BD wil run dual channel no matter which slot the 2 DIMMs are placed in?
AFAIK it wasn't going to be quad channel but then again if this could end up competing with LGA2011...
I think it came as standard with the server models. It's a shame they said the upcoming desktop Dozers won't have it. I think I'll have to wait for the "enhanced" version of Bulldozer in 2012.

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Having quad channel is nothing but e-peen and the possibility of 4 extra DIMM slots anyway.
I disagree. Dual channel has been around long enough, so has triple channel, if I'm gonna upgrade it'll have to have quad channel RAM support, even if it is overkill. This is mainly because I usually use 1 DIMM per channel and hope to do the same with my next rig (my sig rig is an exception).

P.S. Anyone know if there are any Bulldozer motherboards with PCI-E 3.0 in the pipeline? Or Intel, for that matter?
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F'ing THIS.

I've got a set of red Ripjaws and NONE of the boards that I'm looking at for either chip manufacturer match it...feelsbatman. Its a pretty good business plan to charge more for aesthetics and offer unnecessary features at the same time... a SAD attempt to justify the cost...cough Apple cough.
I dont see how hard it would be to anodize heatsinks different colors and sell the same mobo in different colors all with black pcb. Cant cost that much.
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I disagree. Dual channel has been around long enough, so has triple channel, if I'm gonna upgrade it'll have to have quad channel RAM support, even if it is overkill. This is mainly because I usually use 1 DIMM per channel and hope to do the same with my next rig (my sig rig is an exception).
JF-AMD, said a few things about the dual channel in AM3+ boards, let me dig it up.


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Even if it gives them no incremental performance increase? I doubt they would want to pay more and not get any benefit.

As it is we have designed a whole new northbridge with ~50% more throughput. It is like getting a third channel without having to pay for one.
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While memory companies are starting to sample DDR4, it is still going to be several years before we get DDR4 in boards.

Plus, you have to consider that the first DDR4 is going to be slower than DDR3. So, you don't get widespread integration until later. People don't like to pay more for to get less, even though it has a "4" at the end.
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That seems odd to me.



I think it came as standard with the server models. It's a shame they said the upcoming desktop Dozers won't have it. I think I'll have to wait for the "enhanced" version of Bulldozer in 2012.



I disagree. Dual channel has been around long enough, so has triple channel, if I'm gonna upgrade it'll have to have quad channel RAM support, even if it is overkill. This is mainly because I usually use 1 DIMM per channel and hope to do the same with my next rig (my sig rig is an exception).

P.S. Anyone know if there are any Bulldozer motherboards with PCI-E 3.0 in the pipeline? Or Intel, for that matter?
AMD really need more memory bandwidth. SB is already pass pas 20k and AMD is 10Ks right now. Though it might not make much difference such gap does make a difference.
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i wana see the crosshair 5 motherboard!!!!!!!!!!!
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