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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
There is no way this is a production model guys, so calm down. Lol the retail version will likely be all black and have cooler looking heatsinks.
This. Server board and probably not production yet.

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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post
Do you guys know if nvidia will give vendors 3-way/4-way sli without putting nf200s on the board?
Cause without it we will get higher fps, thats for sure, and will make sli scaling even better, right?
NF200 doesn't affect scaling, but it does add a bit of latency. This will be similar to X58 in that it will do three-way SLI at x16/x8/x8 but won't be able to do 4-way SLI because Nvidia requires x16/x16/x16/x16 (two NF200s).

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8 dimms mean you could (theoretically) still run triple channel on it so you dont have to upgrade your ram... great!
But you can run quad channel! That's why I bought another 3x2GB kit and sold two of the sticks:

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hmmm... looks like it may cause issues with cpu coolers
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where'd you get the dominator?
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where'd you get the dominator?
Bought a second kit on ebay for nice and cheap and I recently purchased the extended fins. Sometimes you just gotta throw money at making stuff pretty
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Everybody bashing looks needs to understand this is NOT what you'll be ordering and receiving.

All in all, I'm awaiting the dual-socket version, whenever it's announced.
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Who will ever need that much RAM?
I routinely fill up my 24GB.

For gaming and junk though 4GB is probably fine.
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Now if we could just get a 16-core cpu for the x79 I could justify myself needing a workstation. But I would say I would only want 16gb+ ram on a dual socket motherboard for virtual servers or a nice workstation. This many dimm slots is just overkill lol.
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hello ram clearance problem!!!
but seriously its just an early prototype, lack of feature, weird video outpout, no stylish heatpipe/heatsink, bad color scheme ... its clearly not a finalized product.
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That sure is a sturdy looking socket/clamp setup. I love it. It looks like a buckle on musical equipment cases. I am not up to speed about what exactly this is. I am only seeing one bridge, I am assuming this is a SB? Is the NB integrated into the new chip ? I have been hearing rumors about bridge integration for about 25 years now, is it finally happening? To me it has always seemed like the next logical step, especially now that obscene cooling methods must be used to keep everything cool. It would sure make things easier if you only needed to cool 1 item on the mobo instead of 3.
I didn't hear any reply's and I am curious about this so I am bumping myself here. I have not seen any other comments relating to there only being 1 bridge (that I can see) on this board. Is there really only 1 or is the other hiding somewhere without a heatsink on it?? If there is indeed only 1 bridge is this new, or is this something normal that I am simply not aware of ?
    
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Everything X58 and newer has the memory controller on the chip but the IOH (placed where the North Bridge traditionally was) still housed the PCI-E controller. On 1156, the PCI-E controller was moved to the chip as well.

So with 1156 and newer sockets the termed "North Bridge" is entirely on-die. This is one of the main reasons Sandy Bridge boards are so cheap.
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