Originally Posted by Mega Man
still cant find that video 99% sure it was via the egg... but no luck although what you say is true the PCB layout is different as well.
I may have seen the same video, but I think was on one of the review sites.
Yes the layout is modified to relocate the onboard power buttons. That was a major faux pas on the original design unless no one over at Asus actually used Crossfire.
The buttons are essentially inaccessible under the second GPU card and would be an inconvenience even on a bench setup.
The other nice thing I didn't mention was the onboard sound setup appears to be vastly better than on the original, although I have yet to test the Z.
I have to build a new system before christmas and it appears to be unlikely we will see a new AMD ROG board before then, so I may just upgrade myself and use the base version in the new build.
And gosh it sure would be nice if Steamroller was shipping by then too.