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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

Finally, a mobo with a heatsink that doesn't look like a gun or ammunition. The heatsinks kind of look like a energy cells from sci-fi games.

There's only one brand that makes motherboards with heatsinks that look like ammunition and guns.
 
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post #52 of 64
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There's only one brand that makes motherboards with heatsinks that look like ammunition and guns.

Msi and Gigabyte.
    
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post #53 of 64
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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

It's actually 3x PCI-E 16x. The more the better.

No it's not, 3rd is 8x just look at the picture that shows the back of the board you'll see. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by CattleCorn View Post

Why do motherboard manufacturers continue to make boards impossible to use with SLI + PCIe sound card?

There's one PCI-e 1x slot at the very top of the board, isn't one enough? biggrin.gif
Edited by Benz - 2/7/12 at 3:59am
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post #54 of 64
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

Msi and Gigabyte.

And Wibtek. teaching.gif
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post #55 of 64
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Originally Posted by Benz View Post

No it's not, 3rd is 8x just look at the picture that shows the back of the board you'll see. smile.gif
There's one PCI-e 1x slot at the very top of the board, isn't one enough? biggrin.gif

It is, but as has been highlighted in multiple tests done by many websites, at the current level of GPUs (at least, before the 7970, as I have not seen that tested), for gaming there is negligible performance drop when moving from x16 -> x8.

... However in GPGPU tasks that isn't the case, but GPGPU is usually done on more expensive hardware if efficiency is what you're after.
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Yes I know that but I think in the future that won't be the case anymore. smile.gif
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post #57 of 64
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And Wibtek. teaching.gif

You would be correct.
    
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post #58 of 64
This board is so gorgeous.
 
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post #59 of 64
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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post

It is, but as has been highlighted in multiple tests done by many websites, at the current level of GPUs (at least, before the 7970, as I have not seen that tested), for gaming there is negligible performance drop when moving from x16 -> x8.
... However in GPGPU tasks that isn't the case, but GPGPU is usually done on more expensive hardware if efficiency is what you're after.

not exactly what you were looking for, but there isn't much difference between 8x and 16x. 4x > is where you start seeing a negative impact (depending on game). Tom's did a pcie 2.0 about this sometime last year, but that article is being more elusive.

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post #60 of 64
No machine gun heatsink?
No bullets?
No green on the mobo?

Dear MSI,
Thank you.
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