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[tcmag] Asus launches the Maximus II Formula P45 board

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Caterer of all almost all techie things, Asustek has now officially released a new Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus II Formula. Powered by the latest Intel silicon couple (P45 and ICH10), the ROG board comes with support for Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme processors with FSBs of up to 1600 MHz, DDR2-1200 readiness and a quite expansive cooling solution.

The fresh motherboard also features two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, CrossFire X support, one eSATA and eight SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and two Gigabit Ethernet controllers. The fun doesn't stop here as Asus has also bundled a SupremeFX X-Fi audio card with the Maximus II Formula and has equipped the board with Power, Reset and Clear CMOS buttons.

The Maximus II Formula has already popped up in Europe and can be found with sub-200 Euro price tags


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Easily one of the coolest looking boards out there (or soon to be out there). I thought P45 only allowed for x8 x8 Crossfire though?
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Yeah, me too...?
And this is 65nm chipset I¸ve heard...cooler stuff in the end..
    
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Yummy. That is all.
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this is x16/x4 or x8/x8 right?
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sub 200 euro price tag... great, now we know it will cost less than $400. Not to exciting....
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this is x16/x4 or x8/x8 right?
PCIe 2 @ 8/8
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The big question is: Would you touch an ASUS board, or go with the Gigabyte EP45-DQ6??
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sub 200 euro price tag... great, now we know it will cost less than $400. Not to exciting....
Euros and GBP are different.
200 Euros = 309.44 U.S. dollars
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Euros and GBP are different.
200 Euros = 309.44 U.S. dollars
he did say it would cost less then 400 dollars. last i checked $309.44<$400
    
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