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post #11 of 22
When is this board going to be on the market?
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Whatever, call me a sucker but I think thats badass
    
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Pre-setup Water Cooled Northbridge? TWO SOUTHBRIDGES? What a damn gimmick. And there is no difference between the Formula and Formula: SE except that the SE has a stupid crappy WC block and probably costs $75 more, too.

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wait... havent the dual PCI-e lanes been 8x/8x when operating in dual mode? **** my A8N-SLI does 8x/8x when I swap the little duallink chip around in its slot.

i thought 16x/16x was the wave of the future?! (A8N32-SLI anyone)

a lot of this is gimmicky as per ASUS... but get the middle-level or even base model version of this board and I bet itll be badass.
    
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Wow. ATI's CrossFire really sucks. It needs a separate bridge to make it run at 8x/8x while $100 680i motherboards run 16x/16x SLi without a problem.
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OooOh I mis-read that a bit there, its crossfire only not just dual PCI-e --- I see. Something is amiss with the ATi crossfire technology, eh?
    
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post #17 of 22
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OooOh I mis-read that a bit there, its crossfire only not just dual PCI-e --- I see. Something is amiss with the ATi crossfire technology, eh?
of course, something must be amiss with ATI crossfire, the technology that just broke the 3dmark06 record
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post #18 of 22
You fools, it isn't Crossfire that is having the issues, it's the P35 chipset. NO Intel chipsets, as of yet, have supported Dual 16x or dual 8x PCI-Express modes. Only 16x/4x. The Crosslinx technology takes the single 16x connection and turns it into two 8x connections to improve performance over the 16x/4x solution (where the 16x card has to wait for the slower 4x card to move it's data to the master). This 8x/8x method is much more efficient at passing data between cards.

Quit yapping about ASUS's gimmicks, this Crosslinx actually, theoretically, shows some promise.
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post #19 of 22
nice specs, but it looks goofy in the pic imo
post #20 of 22
Here are the some details of the board. 4 pages long http://www.vr-zone.com/index.php?i=5020&s=1
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