Originally Posted by Eugenester
This does dual x16/x16 as well. Only for 3-way CF/SLI does it do x16/x8/x8. The MSI board also does the same. RTFM
At x16/x16 it's no better than the much cheaper motherboards available that I've mentioned, I've already explained x16/x8/x8 was me trying to compare it fairly, STHU.
Originally Posted by xPrestonn
You do realize that 16/8 would perform almost identically to 16/16, right?
For now yes. When it's not enough (in about a year) what do you propose to do, get a new motherboard?
Here's a test with 2 480s, which scale like crap
by the way, starting to get held back. Now consider that you're running 3 GTX 590 level cards (that is the sort of performance the Nvidia Kepler/AMDs Southern Islands GPUs are aiming for) with better multi-GPU scaling and that it is at least twice as fast as one 480 and PCI-E x8 doesn't look so good now, does it?
Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
Not sure why people are complaining about an AMD board thats $200... When the 790FX and 890FX boards came out they were priced around $170-$200. I'm shocked how many companies don't put 2 fan headers on the top of a high end board. My DFI 790X-B M2RSH has two.
16x/8x/8x is common for most boards high end motherboards. I would rather have that than 16x/16x/4x
Nevermind. I only checked the pricing where I live (UK), and here all ASUS motherboards are ridiculously overpriced, it's probably different for people in USA (most people here I guess).
Here's why I stated the price of it:
On other cheaper sites, the price difference between them is even bigger. Like I said, it probably costs alot cheaper on Newegg or something, but here in the UK this mobo = overpriced.
Originally Posted by Konig-Wolf
Thank goodness some people can read.
This board has some advantages that people aren't seeing as well...
- If you have triple-slot video cards, this board can actually handle them with the proper layout.
- Dual CPU fan headers for push/pull aircoolers, or fan/pump all-in-one watercooling.
- Multiple thermal sensors built into the board itself, to give control freaks more info.
- UEFI Bios to help bring things at the system level out of the fraking dark ages.
I think this board is a real contender...I'll be replacing my Crosshair IV Formula
with either the Sabertooth or the UD7 from Gigabyte, depending on reviews.
*Facepalm* yeah, and obviously you can't see the irony in your statement, genius. Why in the hell would you replace your existing Crosshair IV board that is a BIOS flash away from supporting the Bulldozers already? You know the 990FX = rebranded 890FX, right?Edited by Am* - 6/7/11 at 4:19pm