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post #41 of 91
Looks like a very nice board, similar look to the BigBang XPower. One thing with these boards is that how many people actually fill it up with 8 graphics cards?
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post #42 of 91
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Originally Posted by MisterAutomatic View Post
People keep slamming MSi when in actuality they've been vastly improving over the last couple years with solid motherboards with nice features.
ehh not really. their support is still in the pooper and they cant make products that last longer then 2 years. this is a very innovative board, but unless its asus or gigabyte no way in hell am i going anywhere near it.
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post #43 of 91
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Given MSI history, stay away from this
I can see it now...

8 PCI slots... 4 full bandwidth and 8 half bandwidth...

XL-ATX standard with THREE BIOS chips.

And a 4+1 power phase.
post #44 of 91
Single slot water cooled 6950s unlocked to 6970s. Break folding with all your might. (Assuming they redid the ATI client. If not, stack 480s.)
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post #45 of 91
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Single slot water cooled 6950s unlocked to 6970s. Break folding with all your might. (Assuming they redid the ATI client. If not, stack 480s.)
Why not do single shot GTX460's?

I really hope a motherboard like this comes out for Bulldozer.
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post #46 of 91
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Why not do single shot GTX460's?

I really hope a motherboard like this comes out for Bulldozer.
If you are going totally overboard, do it totally right.
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post #47 of 91
Someone get this motherboard when it releases and fill this baby with 8 single slot GTX 460's for the sake of folding.
Edited by Nutty - 12/29/10 at 12:53pm
    
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post #48 of 91
Looks like MSI has a nice board here. I just wonder if it will cost more then an i7.

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eight PCI Express lanes (though it only has the bandwidth to simultaneously feed four x16s or eight x8s
It looks like this motherboard is using a Lucid Hydra chip to accomplish this. So if the chipset only has 1 real x16 lane wouldn't there still be a performance hit? According to Anand Tech the P67 only has 1 x 16 or 2 x 8 PCIe 2.0 lanes, or is this board using a different chipset?
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post #49 of 91
Finally a board that has room for TRI SLI with a dedicated soundboard and better air cooling for the GPUs.
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post #50 of 91
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
If you are going totally overboard, do it totally right.
Well I dont know in folding which would be better 8 GTX460's or 4 maybe 5 GTX480's but either way you cant go wrong .
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