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I'm betting even the UD9 will only have 4 DIMM slots. 32GB of quad channel ram is more than enough for 95% of enthusiasts.
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post #102 of 132
This new motherboard layout is simply FUGLY! On top of that, that'd mean new CPU coolers to match the board. puke.gif
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Yea, that's dual SVGA. WTH? And why so many DIMM slots? Do they know something we don't?
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Epic Photoshop... biggrin.gif
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Imagine an ek dominator block then hf then dominator block, omg that would look so sexy
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post #106 of 132
I guess push pull and shrouds are slowly being phased out with mobos like this. Populate all those ram slots and you have to go water.
 
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post #107 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by Code Geass;14567282 
This new motherboard layout is simply FUGLY! On top of that, that'd mean new CPU coolers to match the board. puke.gif

Thought i read 2011 will have 1366's mounts

I still think the MSI has been the best one yet

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Forgot they come with SAS. Hello Cheetah 15K drives
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post #108 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Bucket;14567082 
I'm betting even the UD9 will only have 4 DIMM slots. 32GB of quad channel ram is more than enough for 95% of enthusiasts.

So are boards way cheaper than the UD9.

What's the point in making an extreme high-end board if it's going to be missing crucial high-end features?
Quote:
Originally Posted by slytown;14567352 
And why so many DIMM slots? Do they know something we don't?

Maybe something you don't, but we know.

This is a prototype workstation board, not a production consumer board.
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;14567773 
I guess push pull and shrouds are slowly being phased out with mobos like this. Populate all those ram slots and you have to go water.

Slimmer towers or split, downward facing towers, are were it's at.

I wouldn't run one of these without memory cooling anyway. Hell, I haven't even owned a system that could get by without active memory cooling running anything more than low density JEDEC spec memory at default speeds and timings since DDR2 showed up.
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post #109 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;14549721 
haven't we been seeing these for a while?

like at CES?

agreed.
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post #110 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o;14549540 
Who will ever need that much RAM?

Jov4nTh3Yu9o - thats only 32 gb w 4gb sticks.

i have 24 now and constantly max that out using fea simulation software and large cae models. 36 gb is nothing, 72 is barely the min, and 256 and up is ideal. once you see those types of machines (dual or quad processors, 4 tesla boards, etc..) then you realize why they put those ram slots on, because we need them!
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