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This.
The only reason I would see behind it if it's going to be a workstation build you wouldn't need a whole lot more than a GT630 or HD7670,if you do,you have plenty of Thunderbolt ports.
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post #72 of 142
Looks like a Final Fantasy summon..

I like it.
post #73 of 142
What OCN sees: Omg so expensive useless design, flawed, cannot be upgraded, too hot!

What they don't understand is: if you can afford spending almost 2g on an ultra premium motherboard and the costs associated with 128gb ram and high end components, you can probably afford custom watercooling.

There is probably ably a good reason Asus decided to name these after the Gods- because mere peasants such as myself could never get closer to it!
post #74 of 142
Like trying to invent a hidden boot sword...
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wow thats the coolest thing i have ever seen!!! if only we had motherboards like this and that the gpu can be upgraded just like a CPU.rolleyes.gif
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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

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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.
Didn't you see the ram chips below that huge epic looking heatsink? There should be something beneath the heatsink if they even bothered to put GPU ram chips on the mobo.
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post #78 of 142
God dammit ASUS...I've always said having an iGPU (As in a full discrete GPU but integrated, not APU style) on enthusiast motherboards is a great idea as you can have it set up for PhysX, transcoding, power saving, etc but they went and did it a dumb way.

Seriously, imagine getting a X78 board with a GeForce GT520 on it; you run some games and your GTX 680 does the grunt work with the 520 maybe doing some background tasks (eg. PhysX or if that Lucid Hydra chip actually worked well, as an example) and then it going back to the 520 when you're just on the desktop; it's something that could be a great idea for higher end chips without IGPs. Love the back panel though, hoping some other boards also get that.
    
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The only reason I would see behind it if it's going to be a workstation build you wouldn't need a whole lot more than a GT630 or HD7670,if you do,you have plenty of Thunderbolt ports.

I don't think Thunderbolt has the transfer rates PCI-E does...

2 x16 links are used for the GPUs. That leaves x8 links left for everything else.
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I Dont care i want it !!!!
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