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I never said anything about x16 in quad i CLEARLY mentioned 2.0 vs 3.0 in x8 PCIX.....Get your facts right and while you're at it grammer check too.
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we spoke about the performence difference between pci ex 3.0 vs 2.0.
I've never said about 16x/8x speeds.
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I never said anything about x16 in quad i CLEARLY mentioned 2.0 vs 3.0 in x8 PCIX.....Get your facts right and while you're at it grammer check too.

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+1
we spoke about the performence difference between pci ex 3.0 vs 2.0.
I've never said about 16x/8x speeds.


Off topic and now grammar? LOL.


FYI, pcie 3.0 x8 = pcei 2.0 x16. Thus any test of quads on x79 is essentially running PCIE 2.0!!!!@#$%^&

I don't know how else to emphasize this point any further. shrugs.

It's not until you are actually running pcie 3.0 X16 that you are actually getting double the bandwidth... if the card actually was able to saturate it.
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Well we can still conclude Maximus V Extreme as a great board,for an extreme bencher even if you go 4way gpu the Maximus V Extreme will have a lead because it can take the cpu to much higher speed compared to Sandy Bridge-E.
Edited by Aniket - 6/16/12 at 4:22pm
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Hey guys, this information is again from Mr. Richard Swinburne of ROG Taiwan. This concerning pricing of the Maximus V Formula standard version.


Quoting Mr. Swinburne:


“Both release date and price depends on the region and the retailer/distributor. Each region has different shipping costs, taxes, retailer margins, retailer time to market (could vary by a few days), potential import delays (it can happen rarely) etc.

In the US (again this is NO indication of other regions) we are aiming at approx $299 for the standard version. The closest release date I can state is the latest we hope is first week of July. We're not Apple sorry - we don't control every aspect of the market through vertical integration, so we rely on our retailer partners and the smoothness of global delivery services.

I'm sure you can appreciate we don't want to say until we know FOR SURE because when we say "we expect somewhere about Mid-May" at a very early development stage, then people held us to it after it was unfortunately delayed.“


When I find information on the MVF ThunderFX and MVExtreme, other regional prices and/or pre-order listings I will post them here for you.
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In the US (again this is NO indication of other regions) we are aiming at approx $299 for the standard version. .

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Hahaha, I feel the same way man!thumb.gif
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double post, D'OH!
Edited by MeanBruce - 6/16/12 at 12:53pm
    
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btw all this PCI-E configuration and PLX switch talk.

The Maximus 5 Formula has a PLX IC, but not for the PCI-E lanes from the CPU for the GPUs, rather for expanding the PCI-E lane package of the PCH to accommodate things like thunderbolt connector and the thunderbolt card thing for audio as well as all the rest of the connectivity. As for multi-GPU configurations, the M5F will do 2-way SLI or 3-way CF, as SLI even in PCI-E 3.0 still needs 8x lanes per GPU.

The Maximus 5 Extreme has a PLX8747 which will essentially double its PCI-E 3.0 bandwidth from CPU to the slots, so it can run 4-way SLI/CF, it also has switches to bypass the PLX for single lane just like the Z77X-UP7.

BTW thunderbolt, actual thunderbolt and not the card, it requires 4x PCI-E 2.0 lanes and the native PCH only has 8X PCI-E 2.0 lane which have to be divvied up, so on all boards or almost all you see with thunderbolt, you will usually see a PCI-E bridge chip from PLX to consolidate those lanes.

I saw the formula and held it and took a good look at it, as one guy i met had one.

BTW this might be of some interest on why the extreme is delayed: http://www.techpowerup.com/167683/Shortage-of-PEX8747-Bridge-Chip-Disturbs-Various-Launch-Schedules.html
    
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^Nice info SIN, thank you. Going to try my luck and ask for one of the MVE for review/LN2 biggrin.gif.
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yea you can, but from what I have seen, those guys very close to asus only have formulas, and one even told me there will not be an extreme, and he is the one who showed me his forumla.
    
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