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post #51 of 114
i am dissapoint it has no optical but do want!!!!! love that board! but i want someone to make a black and white already!
post #52 of 114
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
X58 has 40 lanes without NF200, so if they mentioned that number, that's why (I didn't read this article because I read the release from Gigabyte).

EDIT: Just read it. It is quite confusing that the slots are electrically x16/x8/x16/x8... Let me find the comment about the NF200's.

EDIT 2: Here are the comments from XS:

I thought it was Dinos that posted it, but it seems it was Mark, who does not work for Gigabyte. Now I'm confused lol
Without NF200 it means if you use more than two x16 slots, the 16x speed slot above it drops down to 8x. Not only that, quad-SLI is impossible. 3x SLI would work at 16x/8x/8x.
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I realize that, but I was under the impression that this was going to be a 4-Way SLI board. However, Hicookie has confirmed that the x16/x8/x16/x8 layout is indeed what will be in use on the retail boards. So no 4-Way SLI on this one.

Maybe they'll release an Expander like Asus or maybe they'll make something along the lines of an X58A-OC4.
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post #54 of 114
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Pure sex board but the amount of I/O ports puzzles me.



^^That's it!

Though I could care less about audio as I use my own sound card. Wish they would have implemented a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port instead and added a couple more USB 2.0 ports.
Thats about as much as I use, but I wish it had filled in the extra room with a fan blowing hot air off the chip set and vrms. I also don't get the lack of surround sound or digital audio out.
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wicked style i have to agree on the connections, they could have added some more.
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I hope the new AM3+ boards don't have this colour combo. I've only just got my colours set up with the older Blue scheme.
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Thats about as much as I use, but I wish it had filled in the extra room with a fan blowing hot air off the chip set and vrms. I also don't get the lack of surround sound or digital audio out.
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wicked style i have to agree on the connections, they could have added some more.
Cause it's made for this:


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why does he right click the desktop so much?
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I dunno... he clicks "Refresh".

Not quite sure what that does.
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So when doing wprime, can you mess around and stuff?

I notice he opens task manager and cpuz while the run is going.

cuz for sPi if you touch anything, it can mess it up. I'm guessing wprime is not the same way
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