Originally Posted by Shpongle
The lack of an on-board power button on the Extreme4 irks me. My Z68 Extreme3 has one plus a clear CMOS button.
Yes. Those are extremely convenient when you mess with RAM timings, screw something up, and then can't POST. And the power button requires the addition of a circuit in parallel to the front-panel header. That's not much to ask for.
Originally Posted by y01p0w3r3d
meh why are these comp still putting in pci slots? i don't have anything that uses pci....
Right? My set-up could easily replace both PCI slots with a PCIe x1 and the other with an x0/x8 (linked to an x16/x8 slot). 990FX supports four more lanes than what I've got too.
Okay, so my only big problem with the Extreme6+: It supports quadfire. And the CPU IS AN APU! That takes away the whole point of having an APU. All of that room in the chip could be replaced by additional cores and cache space. If the APU could act as an uber-controller for multi-GPU setups, then that would be different. But from what I understand, you can pair one dGPU with an iGPU. HSA isn't quite advanced enough for that to happen yet, I don't think