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Originally Posted by crossy82 View Post

Thats a lot of extra heat going to be dumped on the PCB,seems really odd,and if they are high end GPU's,maybe they are laptop equivalents.

Dont get why they would do this for X79.

They're not laptop equivalents simply for the fact that it has 1x8 pin and 1x6 pin PER GPU.

So that means they're allowing for a 300w TDP per card (75W from the PCI bus, 225 from the connectors) per GPU. This thing will be a raging inferno.

What happens when we add some volts and overclock this thing?

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Probably mid-tier GPUs at best. Power connectors don't mean anything, there's no way this tiny heatsink would even be able to cool a single 7970 without any fan.
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post #23 of 142
Is this like a new Sabertooth?

ASUS does always come up with nice high-end mobo's. Loads of special stuff to choose from.
 
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Could it have GTX670s? Power and cooling seem more plausible than good AMD GPUs (7700 and lower are inadequate for the high end moniker) 7800s and 7900s run a bit too hot for this setup.
post #25 of 142
This is the most retarded product I've ever seen...

I hope that they don't actually plan on selling this and that it's just for show. I can't even begin to imagine the failure rate on these things...
 
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post #26 of 142
looking at the bottom of the board, you see the pci connectors of the gpus themselves. So we have 2x8 2x 6, so its NOT gtx 6xx series, more likely 7970/7950s or something.
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post #27 of 142
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This is the most retarded product I've ever seen...
I hope that they don't actually plan on selling this and that it's just for show. I can't even begin to imagine the failure rate on these things...

True, when I think about the amount of cards that sometimes get RMA'd due to artifacts... in this case it would mean RMA'ing the entire board (which is probably going to be QUITE expensive depending on the GPUs housed on it).

I also see this product to be more of a prestige thing to show what they are capable of but I'm pretty sure this will hit market nonetheless even if that means limited quantitiy (kinda like the MARS cards by Asus).
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looking at the bottom of the board, you see the pci connectors of the gpus themselves. So we have 2x8 2x 6, so its NOT gtx 6xx series, more likely 7970/7950s or something.

Again, power connectors dont mean anything. They could aswell put bigger connectors on it to be on the safe side. Have you ever seen a passive cooled graphics card? Do so if you haven't.
The HD 6850 SCS3 by Powercolor is a good example. A mere 130W TDP card (or was it even less?), yet it still got around 95°C hot which is pretty much at the limit, and thats a low to mid-tier GPU with low power consumption.
There isn't even the slightest chance that heatsink could cool two 7970's...
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post #28 of 142
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post

looking at the bottom of the board, you see the pci connectors of the gpus themselves. So we have 2x8 2x 6, so its NOT gtx 6xx series, more likely 7970/7950s or something.

the article linked in OP said that its rumored to launch with 7970's but it hasn't been confirmed by Asus.
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Asus, was haben Sie gesagt?
I'm flabbergasted.
And if Asus is implementing 7970's, I hope that they are the new super overclocked ones.
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could we be seeing the end of discreet gpu's and the beginning of gaming rigs with built in graphics?? hope so
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