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post #61 of 142
This kind of setup should be the future in a sense.

I'd like to see drop in gpu chips directly onto the motherboard like you would drop in a chip for a cpu. And the gddr ram should be drop in too.
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to everyone saying this a fail lets "assume" this for a second:
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WHEN THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO NEED AN "UPGRADE" ?!?! TELL ME WHEN YOURE GOING TO FEEL THIS MACHINE "SLOW" ?!?!
please think about it for a second
When i have 30 seconds to leave the house and need to transfer a file. The fastest computers will feel slow when you're in a rush.
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Why would you buy this though?

you are stuck with this year's performance and that it. People usually upgrade GPUs before their CPU. With a x79 cpu... it can easily handle the future GPUs for next 3-4 years, but then you can't upgrade your GPUs to match the future.

Cool looking board/concept, but I can't see a real computer guy buying this.
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Holy. sexy motherboard
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post #65 of 142
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When i have 30 seconds to leave the house and need to transfer a file. The fastest computers will feel slow when you're in a rush.

Yes, because a 3570k or 3770k bottlenecks your internet connection/USB 3.0/eSata/SSD/HDD/Flash drive ... basically any medium that can store or send data.
I should get a 3960X as well, I hate only getting 30 Mbps writes to my external disk. Lousy 2500k rolleyes.gif
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post #66 of 142
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As cool as this looks, I'm not sure I see the point of integrating GPUs into the motherboard. In fact, I'm sure I don't.
If you don't want the onboard GPU,that's what Thunderbolt is for.
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post #67 of 142
Summed up best by Marbleduck...
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What a waste of perfectly good silicon.
post #68 of 142
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This kind of setup should be the future in a sense.
I'd like to see drop in gpu chips directly onto the motherboard like you would drop in a chip for a cpu. And the gddr ram should be drop in too.
A drop in GPU chip would be a neat idea,although without water cooling the mobo would get too hot. Years ago some motherboards with onboard GPU's had upgradeable ram,I'd love to have a GDDR upgrade slot so I wouldn't have to buy a new GPU to run higher resolutions.
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IF this card had 2x7970's, the guys at ASUS would've fitted some waterblocks as it will literally burn the whole rig otherwise. even worse, this is a prototype so they actually didnt bother with the gpu's, just sticked the plugs and added the heatsink. how do i make this guess? there isnt a pic that shows the underneath of the heatsink. so i think theres no way this board will be out, since if it did, with this HS, the cards will be something like GT630 or HD7670 which is basically fecal matter for a x79 platform.
     
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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

This.
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