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New ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131788

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...laThunderBolt/
Edited by Tweeky - 8/8/11 at 1:33pm
    
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And so it begins...
    
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Is the card really worth the premium? Might try and find one sans motherboard
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darthjoe229 View Post
Is the card really worth the premium? Might try and find one sans motherboard
Uh, yes, yes, and yes. Considering the Rampage III BE with Thunderbolt card come as 550, 309.99 ain't bad.

This pleases me greatly. I thought the board would be 350-400, this is quite lower, thus I will be buying one and kissing it.
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Does that Thunderbolt card really make a noticeable difference with gaming latency, etc?
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That Newegg review is a joke. Anyway this motherboard is pretty good and so is the price point. Let's hope BD comes out soon to take advantage of this mobo.
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Does that Thunderbolt card really make a noticeable difference with gaming latency, etc?
Not really, but it has a hardware firewall, and a nice UI interface for easily monitoring bandwidth usage by EVERYTHING in the OS. Also dedicated processor and memory, can take load off the CPU, but for us i7 guys, there is no need for it, we have plenty of threads/speed to handle any network load.

As far as latency goes, it isn't better or worse than a Intel or Realtek gigabit.

Maybe more benefit would be directly from card to modem, but I run a nice router, so that just isn't feasible for me.

The audio is a nice step-up from integrated audio for sure, but not as high end as a Xonar Essence STX for example.
Edited by RagingCain - 8/8/11 at 1:58pm
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I would like to see it go down 20 to 30 bucks but it looks like a great board.
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After reading the title I was expecting Thunderbolt I/O. I'm disappointed now. D:

I'll pass on this though. I plan on getting a Xonar for my next build anyways so this wouldn't be too useful for me.
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