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Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post

i thought the 750 ftw was a ref design just with uprated caps, regs and cooling?
well it is , but from what i understand that is what makes it a non ref board


reference board = exactly the same= 800 mem support, pci-e 16x1 and 8x1

non reference "FTW"= solid caps, 1066+ mem support, 6 phase power, pci-e 16x16 in sli 2.0 support, and HD 7.1 audio
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post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
You are wrong , get your facts strait, we are not discussing a regular 750i, we are discussing a evga 750 i FTW, which is totally different, its not a reference board, it has full 16 x 16 in sli with 2.0 support.You "might" have some ground to stand on about the memory controller but I'm running 1066 ram at 1100 and have had no issues, and i would bet that it would handle 1200 ddr2 just fine.
My bad about not paying attention to the FTW thing. I didn't realize that they had unlocked the nForce200 chip on any 750i motherboards. The southbridge is definitely still missing some PCIe lanes though, so at least I'm not ENTIRELY wrong

Besides, I WAS trying to argue that the 780i isn't worthit, so thx.
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post #23 of 32
Buy the EVGA 750i FTW, step-up to the EVGA 780i FTW when it comes out
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sorry bout that , i was a little over the top this morning +rep
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Is ASUS Striker II Formula (780i) better or worse than EVGA 780i??
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post #26 of 32
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Is ASUS Striker II Formula (780i) better or worse than EVGA 780i??
It's a non-reference design, I'm not sure on performance, but it's not $60 better, LOL.
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post #27 of 32
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sorry bout that , i was a little over the top this morning +rep
no worries dude, +rep for apologizing!
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post #28 of 32
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Is ASUS Striker II Formula (780i) better or worse than EVGA 780i??
the asus should be better bc of the higher price, nice copper colling, 8 phase power, and solid caps, but from what iv seen there about the same.go figure.
asus has been a big let down lately imop whith the 680 and 780s
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post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
the asus should be better bc of the higher price, nice copper colling, 8 phase power, and solid caps, but from what iv seen there about the same.go figure.
asus has been a big let down lately imop with the 680 and 780s
Like I said, no way it is $60 better, and price is no reflection of performance.
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post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by EmerilLIVE View Post
Buy the EVGA 750i FTW, step-up to the EVGA 780i FTW when it comes out
No step-up is offered for the 780i FTW board! :swearing:
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