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AMD is for peasants
Yes but if YOU had gone AMD you would of had more spare cash to get rid of those ancient graphics cards of yours

Don't be quick to label people for going AMD...
Edited by almighty15 - 2/26/11 at 3:48am
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This seems indeed interesting. TBH I myself would prefer if other manufactures as well would just replace the PCI slots with at least PCE-E x8 (open end) slots.

Folding is not the only thing for what this motherboard seems useful although the other applications are rather niche. For example installing full rack of affordable gfx cards (say ati 5770) and running calculations on these through open-cl. Or installing nvidia ones and running the calculation through CUDA. If the stuff you want to run can be parallelized well enough ofc

Anyway - this motherboard seems interesting.

Ofc what I really would like to see is the motherboard with memory controller and some extra ram slots with battery backup and say .. SD card slot where to flush the contents of these extra ram slots if power goes out. With the current price of DDR3 I would be happy as clam if I would get say 8 slots that can take the 4 gig consumer sticks sitting on PCI-E x16 lane for ultrafast boot disk.
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I jizz my pants.
   
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MSI should hurry up and address the Cougarpoint flaw and get to releasing fixed boards not new ones
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
MSI should hurry up and address the Cougarpoint flaw and get to releasing fixed boards not new ones
You're right, Gigabyte & Asus better hurry up too. Oh wait, they already did.

MSI
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...xed-sandy.html

ASUS
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-stepping.html

Gigabyte
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ll-new-b3.html

You probably missed the very 1st line of the article that stated:

MSI introduced the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) motherboard... Which is the fixed chipset.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/26/11 at 6:28am
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AMD is for those who don't feel like wasting money on the premium of Intel CPUs just for a small performance increase.
    
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AMD is for those who don't feel like wasting money on the premium of Intel CPUs just for a small performance increase.
Small increase??
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2 PC's with 2 Big Bang's with let's say 16 GTX580 (watercooled ofcourse) in total would match Atlas Folder probably.

For those who do not know Atlas Folder, take a look: (http://atlasfolding.com/
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2 PC's with 2 Big Bang's with let's say 16 GTX580 (watercooled ofcourse) in total would match Atlas Folder probably.

For those who do not know Atlas Folder, take a look: (http://atlasfolding.com/
That would more or less render the cpu useless to folding though, wouldn't it?
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AMD is for those who don't feel like wasting money on the premium of Intel CPUs just for a small performance increase.
here is me after reading this

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