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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
Why another 1366 mobo when 1155 just arrived? The Killer NIC and sound card into one package is really nice. I was wondering about picking up a good sound card, but this combo package seems too good to be true.
1366 is technically still Intel's enthusiast platform, and Ivy Bridge won't be coming till 2H 2011. Plenty of time for it to sell.

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That's so awesome! I love my Xonar, and I've always been curious about the Killer. However, I don't think it's going to be cheap...
It'll be included in the price of the board
    
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Any news or pics of new rampage board?

Only 1 thing is killing this card for me - the molex connector


This is the only half-decent photo out right now. No idea if it has a Hydra chip or nF200... probably the latter, given Asus' MO with these things. All news right now seems to focus on the card rather than the board...
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what is...a Killer NIC ??
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what is...a Killer NIC ??
It's a "gaming" Network Interface Card.
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I'm in.
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That actually looks like a really good idea IMO. I generally like Asus products quite a bit anyway.
    
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post #17 of 69
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1366 is technically still Intel's enthusiast platform, and Ivy Bridge won't be coming till 2H 2011. Plenty of time for it to sell.
^this
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post #18 of 69
If they sell this separately i'll be picking this up for my next build!
post #19 of 69
Sweet I want one. Mostly for the soundcard, but I bet realtek ethernet sucks as much as realtek onboard sound
post #20 of 69
Has Bigfoot improved their network transfer performance? IIRC, they were actually pretty poor when it came to network transfer speeds and were relatively negligible when it came to improving pings (which is almost entirely up to your ISP anyways) and thus the only significant reason to get the card was for its extra tools and connection control it can provide.

At any rate, this definitely makes more sense than a stand-alone card. I know Vision Tek made a Radeon 5770 with one included, and Gigabyte has announced they're going to be producing motherboards with an embedded KillerNIC solution.
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