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post #21 of 93
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Originally Posted by Mighty Customer View Post

Checked the Asus website and unfortunately it supports only 64 GB Ram.
Why would they make such an error? I`m talking about the reviewer, of course. smile.gif

I have a P9X79 WS and it`s a great board.
Didn`t checked yet, but I`m curious about the differences

Only? (though it is OCN after all).
16GB DIMMs are not that common AFAIK.
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I'm throwing my purse at the screen, NOTHINGS HAPPENING

i thought you smashed your screen biggrin.gif (because you know, a purse can do damage)
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This board uses dual PLX chips just like the ASRock Extreme 11 that has been out for a long time (minus the E11's LSI storage controller). I haven't found my RIVE to be PCI-E bandwidth limited at 16x/8x/8x/8x native (using PCI-E 3.0 mode) with 4-Way OC'd Titans in 120+ FPS multi-monitor surround, so the PLX chips and associated latency really aren't needed.

I'll be doing more PCI-E 2.0 versus 3.0 testing as it is real easy with X79. But so far I am only seeing a performance hit when you take 8x 3.0 slots and knock them down to 2.0.
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post #23 of 93
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This board uses dual PLX chips just like the ASRock Extreme 11 that has been out for a long time (minus the E11's LSI storage controller). I haven't found my RIVE to be PCI-E bandwidth limited at 16x/8x/8x/8x native (using PCI-E 3.0 mode) with 4-Way OC'd Titans in 120+ FPS multi-monitor surround, so the PLX chips and associated latency really aren't needed.

I'll be doing more PCI-E 2.0 versus 3.0 testing as it is real easy with X79. But so far I am only seeing a performance hit when you take 8x 3.0 slots and knock them down to 2.0.

Can I sneak into your hosue and steal your rig? biggrin.gif
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post #24 of 93
I never really get the point of 7 PCI-e slots if it only support 4x SLI assuming you are most likely going to use dual slot GPU's half the slots can't even be used, even if they can you can really only use a sound card or raid card in them.
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post #25 of 93
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I never really get the point of 7 PCI-e slots if it only support 4x SLI assuming you are most likely going to use dual slot GPU's half the slots can't even be used, even if they can you can really only use a sound card or raid card in them.

It's a high-end workstation (WS) motherboard..... there are storage controllers and proprietary niche cards.
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I don't like how the colour of the PCI and RAM slots are different shades of blue.. Maybe it's just the camera wink.gif
     
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post #27 of 93
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Originally Posted by 512TBofRAM View Post

I don't like how the colour of the PCI and RAM slots are different shades of blue.. Maybe it's just the camera wink.gif

It's not; they are different shades.

I used to have a P9X79 WS...same color scheme.
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post #28 of 93
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Only? (though it is OCN after all).
16GB DIMMs are not that common AFAIK.
i thought you smashed your screen biggrin.gif (because you know, a purse can do damage)

It's getting better, I bought 3 not too long ago but they're registered ECC, this board has 8 DIMM slots though.

I like the board, but I don't get Gigabyte and Asus' need for blue..
 
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Looks good, to bad frame ratings have sent me running away from boards that run multiple graphics cards. However, I guess you could quad-sli/fire and put a frame rate limiter on the game.
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post #30 of 93
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It's getting better, I bought 3 not too long ago but they're registered ECC, this board has 8 DIMM slots though.

I like the board, but I don't get Gigabyte and Asus' need for blue..

once these become more common and accessible to the consumer (dual channel kit) i'd jump on them for a mainstream platform to have a taste of a workstation biggrin.gif (if Steamroller supports that amount of RAM i might have a very interesting setup)

though i'm sure they will be overpriced as hell
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