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http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ew/index1.html

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As we draw closer to the November launch of the Sandy Bridge-E platform, we get the chance to check out some of the new motherboards that are due to coincide with the launch. Due to NDA, we can't get too specific on CPUs, nor can we talk about anything performance related. We seem to have the ability to tell you a fair bit about the board, though.


So, in following our normal preview style, we'll check out the MSI X79A-GD65 today and see what we've got to look forward to come November. Apparently I can't be specific about a launch date, but let's be honest, we all have a fairly good idea of when it's due.
MSI looks to be in the lead to take my money this round. Their boards look great and PCIe spacing appears to be adequately spaced for the several GPUs I run.

I'll wait for the X79A-GD80 8D with 8 DIMMs, though.
Edited by one-shot - 10/23/11 at 9:40am
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http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ew/index4.html



MSI looks to be in the lead to take my money this round. Their boards look great and PCIe spacing appears to be adequately spaced for the several GPUs I run.

I'll wait for the X79A-GD80 8D with 8 DIMMs, though.
Why? You need a bigger jump then 6GB to 16Gb? Also with 8GB dims coming out thats 32Gb.
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Source page should redirect to Page 1 not Page 4.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ew/index1.html

In regards to MSI. I consider their Military Class motherboard branding a gimmick similar to that of the TUF components on the Sabertooth motherboards. Real world comparison would show little to negligible difference.
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When I stop seeing threads on how MSI mobos overheat and are oftentimes a pain ... I will consider one
 
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Why? You need a bigger jump then 6GB to 16Gb? Also with 8GB dims coming out thats 32Gb.
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Source page should redirect to Page 1 not Page 4.

Fixed the link. Thanks. I have 6 GB now and constantly run out. I run VMs and a few game servers. Choosing priority of what I want to keep open when RAM is so cheap is silly. An extra ~$150 for 16GB of RAM isn't a big deal.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ew/index1.html


In regards to MSI. I consider their Military Class motherboard branding a gimmick similar to that of the TUF components on the Sabertooth motherboards. Real world comparison would show little to negligible difference.
Fixed. Thanks! I'm open to any motherboard maker. I have really only seen previews of the MSI boards. We'll see what comes out in the next few months.
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I'll wait for the X79A-GD80 8D with 8 DIMMs, though.
There will be a version of the GD65 with 8 DIMM slots. IIRC correctly it's the X79A-GD65 8D or something like that.
EDIT: Here it is.
     
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I'll wait for a Foxconn Quantum force board.
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Why aren't they going with poscap?
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Why aren't they going with poscap?
POSCAP = Hi-C CAP. Something we've used since 2009.

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Bad Link? error 404 or whatever, cannot find on TweakTown
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