I searched some options, looked at some overclock guides.
- Better VRM cooling, better overclocking. At least the guide says so.
- I'm sensitive to interference noises from audio. Just don't want to hear random noises depending on system load : )
- Needs good bios features for possible crashes, overclocking.
- No small fan's on motherboard.
- Lasts at least next 4 years with 6-core ivy-e, possibly longer as cpu performance seems to have stagnated.
I found two:
- Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2
- Nice audio quality I guess... Audio components shielded.
- Killer network thing doesn't seem to do much. Mostly gives neat option to prioritise traffic to different programs which helps but isn't stellar.
- Dual bios, I have an 1366 gigabyte board and this feature rox.
- Wireless stuff...
- Asus Rampage IV Formula(gene for smaller form).
- Has dual bios as well? At least specs say 2x 64Mb Bios (not on gene). At least you can recover with clunky usb-stick.
- Even has audio connectors ~isolated. Look at the line on motherboard.
What I don't know about are bios setup for overclocking friendliness and audio difference. Maybe audio driver problems later on? My current X-FI Gamer and windows 8 does work but with bandage. I don't want to reuse my audio-card anymore : )
I'm kind of leaning on Asus, just because it seems like it's protecting all of the audio components, unlike Gigabyte where it's just for the core components.
Did I miss some other motherboards with interference ~free audio? I know that you can get interference free audio from S/PDIF, but I don't have any devices for it. Want to keep my setup as compact as possible too. Also much rather pay extra just not to have audio card in pci-e slot. In the case the onboard sound really sucks compared to my current one, guess I'll pay another extra 50 for my stupidy.
Also a possibility to wait for yet another year for haswell 6-8-core, because of Haswell's TSX feature
making it easier for coders to multithread. Does it work for non-turn-based games? Multithreading seem to be the next big step for extra fps, because of stagnated single core performance.