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All that and no SAS ports?
"Buffered" is an old term anyways... the technically corrected term is "registered" now.
There aren't any 16GB DIMMs that aren't registered. The register allows higher capacity DIMMs to be used by reducing the electrical signalling by the controller.
There aren't any 16GB DIMMs that aren't registered.

Thanks for clarifying! I was sort of confused when I saw "registered" earlier this week.
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The color layout is horrible!!!. Makes it look old.
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The color layout is horrible!!!. Makes it look old.

The E11 certainly has it beat it the looks depart.

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1. More effectively slower PCI-E lanes.

Fixed.
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post #34 of 74
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The color layout is horrible!!!. Makes it look old.

Pretty sure color schemes are at the bottom of priorities when looking at a workstation board.
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The E11 certainly has it beat it the looks depart.

Depends on one's tastes.
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Fixed.

Only if you are putting GPUs in them, and that's not what most workstation/server systems would be doing.

Bridge chips add latency between the CPU and the PCI-E cards, but if you have cards that are talking to each other, that are limited by PCI-E bandwidth, they can be a big help...assuming you have the cards to make use of more lanes than the CPU provides natively.

High end disk controller cards, multi-port 10Gbps NICs, or certain coprocessors could make use of the lanes, and would be better off with a pair of bridge chips and 48 effective lanes, than no bridge chips and 32-36 effective lanes.
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So while this wont be the EPIC GAMERZ RIG, it would work as a great GPU cruncher right?? 7x7950s running BOINC makes me drool
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The E11 certainly has it beat it the looks depart.

Depends on one's tastes.
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Fixed.

Only if you are putting GPUs in them, and that's not what most workstation/server systems would be doing.

Bridge chips add latency between the CPU and the PCI-E cards, but if you have cards that are talking to each other, that are limited by PCI-E bandwidth, they can be a big help...assuming you have the cards to make use of more lanes than the CPU provides natively.

High end disk controller cards, multi-port 10Gbps NICs, or certain coprocessors could make use of the lanes, and would be better off with a pair of bridge chips and 48 effective lanes, than no bridge chips and 32-36 effective lanes.

Postulating?
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But why does it have to be so ugly? frown.gif
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Postulating?

And?

I'm not assuming any specific configuration, just pointing out the fact that there are many possible uses where bridge chips are beneficial.

About the only specifically pointless scenario I can think for them, where you have total devices capable of the extra lanes, is consumer multi-GPU applications. I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.
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1. Who the **** uses optical drives in 2013, let alone 4 of them.
2. SATA 3 is backwards compatible.

The x79 chipset comes with 2 SATA6 and 4 SATA3 ports. Asus is not stupid enough to not use them.

Hard drives cannot saturate SATA3, not many people have more than 2 SSDs.
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