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Asus goes mental: P5K3 Premium with onboard 2GB DDR3

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This board is based on the Asus P5K3 Deluxe (so P35 and DDR3) that we can buy today, but it does have something weird to it.
It has 2GB DDR3-1333 directly soldered onto the motherboard for better overclockablility. Asus claims they have improved the connection between the memory and the motherboard for the best possible overclock. The memory is directly connected to the heatpipes for better cooling, or so they say. It has Qimonda chips that work at 1333MHz speed, but it should be able to get up to 1600MHz. The price is still unknown, but Asus hinted at the price of 2GB DDR3-1333... stunning!
It will be available soon and will come in limited quantity's.



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post #2 of 88
That is sweet, and a good idea.
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Wow
 
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Jeez, they are going to have to start melting pennies to get enough copper to motherboard makers. I like the look though! Too bad you can't put your own RAM in.
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simply amazing and a cool idea!!
    
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It's going to suck when one stick goes out.
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post #7 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
It's going to suck when one stick goes out.
I would guess that would be covered under warranty as a mobo defect.
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But then you have to return the whole thing and be qithout a computer for however long Asus decides to take
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post #9 of 88
It's fancy marketing... so pointless. Memory does not overclock better by "improved the connection". The memory themselvese are failing. Also, it have been shown that memory does not need extreme cooling to overclock better. If you get this... I bet you have the full Fata1ity set
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
It's fancy marketing... so pointless. Memory does not overclock better by "improved the connection". The memory themselvese are failing. Also, it have been shown that memory does not need extreme cooling to overclock better. If you get this... I bet you have the full Fata1ity set
Yeah, I wouldn't believe this for a moment. It's just another way to push expensive memory through the over use of shiny stuff.

...Oooooooooooooooooooooh shiny stuff. *reaches for his wallet*
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