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Originally Posted by nukefission View Post

Where is my PCi/PCIE?? confused.gif
And why so many 8pin type connectors at the bottom?

Someone didn't read. It has onboard GPUs and those are the power connectors for them. 7970m GPUs.
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But two 7970m's wouldn't need two 8 pins + two 6 pins, and the 7970m is already fully enabled Pitcairn. Maybe a Tahiti-based 7990m?
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This thing isn't gonna transform and kill me in my sleep is it?
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But two 7970m's wouldn't need two 8 pins + two 6 pins, and the 7970m is already fully enabled Pitcairn. Maybe a Tahiti-based 7990m?

It's not going to be built most likely anyhow. Concept for a trade show... Vaporware.
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post #125 of 142
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a pair of "Southern Islands" family discrete mobile GPUs, not desktop ones. Further, it's likely that the GPUs are 28 nm "Pitcairn" based

This is contradictory... Pitcairn are 78xx discrete GPUs... The mobile equivalent would be Heathrow. I can see a pair of 7850's in Xfire under there.

Also, I'm afraid there won't be 7970s under the hood, as they are not pitcairns, and I higly doubt the board can support that much power.

Nevertheless... Mighty nice board! wheee.gif
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

It's not going to be built most likely anyhow. Concept for a trade show... Vaporware.
Still leaves me with questions tongue.gif
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a pair of "Southern Islands" family discrete mobile GPUs, not desktop ones. Further, it's likely that the GPUs are 28 nm "Pitcairn" based
This is contradictory... Pitcairn are 78xx discrete GPUs... The mobile equivalent would be Heathrow. I can see a pair of 7850's in Xfire under there.
Also, I'm afraid there won't be 7970s under the hood, as they are not pitcairns, and I higly doubt the board can support that much power.
Nevertheless... Mighty nice board! wheee.gif
The 7970m is an underclocked 7870.
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post #127 of 142
Interesting concept... But like most of you, I agree. There's no upgradability for the GPU. At the very least, they could offer upgradable chips and/or possibly an exclusive (and optional) water block.

The next question that comes to mind is where the hell is the sound card slot? ...Or is that integrated too.
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it looks awesome...I'll jsut wait till it launch. hope it fulfill me expectation in performance
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post #129 of 142
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That seems backwards, why don't they move the VRM's ,ummm to lets say the PSU?

That will make PSU very specific to a certain platform. PSU is a universal computer component. Different platform requires different VRM.
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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.

Zotac did it with a GT430 in a MiniITX board (using it right now, example: http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-Supreme-Mini-ITX-Motherboards-Z68ITX-B-E/dp/B00551JK7S ). Excellent board and I always wondered why you didnt see more concepts like this. A GK107 based GT 640 would be an awesome upgrade for a Z77 version for example.

In this boards form factor and the relative lack of extensibility makes this a bit questionable. Clearly an engineering chest beating than a "Hey, we have a great idea". Although I have to admit it does look sexy.
    
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