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If I remember correctly its like 80% of PCI-E 2.0. And thanks for the clarification,that pretty much leaves it as useless if you need a decent GPU,it is cool and all, but useless until there would be more lanes available.

If it's single GPU, even with a HD7970 then 80% of PCIe 2.0 is more than enough; it's only when you have two cards does the scaling of newer and faster PCIe buses start to have a major effect.
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Don't know why people are still missing the point when I told you the point a couple pages ago. With Haswell moving the VRMs onto the CPU basically everything that used to differentiate motherboards has now been intergrated into the CPU. There's not going to be really any reason to buy a high-end motherboard a year from now. This I'd imagine is Asus's first attempt at going in a new direction. Or putting their toes in a new pond to see if there is some interest.

It's the innovations like this that will become the lifeblood of the motherboard business soon enough.
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VRM's on the CPU? Oh,lulz! Good luck trying to keep that chip cool.

Considering how Intel are concentrating on reducing power usage, it only will for us OCers.
    
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Considering how Intel are concentrating on reducing power usage, it only will for us OCers.

Only with mainstream platforms. VR-Zone had an article about how IB-EP and Haswell-EP will just get a higher TDP than before (yeah I know TDP isn't the same as power usage)
 
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Don't know why people are still missing the point when I told you the point a couple pages ago. With Haswell moving the VRMs onto the CPU basically everything that used to differentiate motherboards has now been intergrated into the CPU. There's not going to be really any reason to buy a high-end motherboard a year from now. This I'd imagine is Asus's first attempt at going in a new direction. Or putting their toes in a new pond to see if there is some interest.

That seems backwards, why don't they move the VRM's ,ummm to lets say the PSU?
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Only with mainstream platforms. VR-Zone had an article about how IB-EP and Haswell-EP will just get a higher TDP than before (yeah I know TDP isn't the same as power usage)

Yeah, for those they know it doesn't matter anywhere nearly as much so they just bolt more cores and more Ghz on. They still get the improvements but also get more of everything.
    
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post #106 of 142

The 7970s could be 7970M cards. But that heat sink ins;'t going to cool them... :/ Pretty sick looking though.

 
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post #107 of 142
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I never understood why Asus or others couldn't do this with lower end lines like Z77 or some crap. I'd LOVE an ITX or M-ATX board with a nice GPU built in.

I agree. Build an M-ITX board with an onboard 7850 or GTX670, 4 slots for RAM and it would be an absolutely stellar product for a M-ITX gaming rig.
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Maybe a company will develop a motherboard watercooled block to remove the gpu heatsinks on this board. This board looks so cool, but anyways it says at bottom of article that it is just a prototype that may never see production mad.gif

Would definitely give a whole new meaning to full-cover motherboard block.

Just think, one single block to cover the motherboard, CPU, and two GPUs.
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post #109 of 142
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There's no way that heatsink can cool 2 high end GPUs. Other than that, what in the world is the point asus? I doubt there are people who would use this in a low profile htpc so I really fail to see the idea behind this headscratch.gif

I would! Two competent GPUs that can fit in a low profile! I am ALL over this. I can only imagine the possibilities.

The only thing that doesn't have me jumping for donuts, is the info in the article is rather dubious. 2 7970s would never be cooled by those aluminum heatsinks. There isn't a fan mount anywhere, so it looks to be passive. I am intrigued and confused.
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No serial keyboard...  no sale..!

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