Originally Posted by ChrisB17
So whos going to buy one?
I will be next week when I get paid.
Things I like:
All native PCI-E slots.
No PCI, PATA, or Floppy legacy crap
Love the clean and simple look
I'm impartial to the NF200 SLI "bridge" they've decided to go with. It's going to make the board run a little warmer than other X58 boards but shouldn't be too bad. My bigger concern with this is if it adds any latency to those running Crossfire setups. I understand why they went with this arrangement though.
I do not like the WS "Heartbeat" feature. These are a set of four LEDs put around the ASUS logo on the board and, after the board has booted, they pulse mimicking a beating heart. Uneeded crap.
Some things to note:
Kyle Bennett at Hard|OCP has had this on the bench for a few days stress testing the hell out of it at stock speeds and excessive temperatures and the board will not fail even after 6 hours at 64C. He's working on an upcoming review of this board. Only negative thing noted so far is he is unable to get triple Crossfire to work at this time. SLI is working just fine and dandy however. He's talking to ASUS right now about this. Hopefully, it's just a silly BIOS thing.
With all this said, I really think I am going to give the board a shot as I still really really like the layout of the board and it should perform near as well, in regards to overclocking, as the other P6T boards from ASUS based on some of the comments from Kyle. I will likely never run triple SLI nor Crossover so this one glitch Kyle has encountered will never apply to me. If anything, the most I will ever run is multiple GPUs on one card.Edited by N1ESE - 12/23/08 at 1:46pm