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ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution

What are your thoughts about this board for gaming?

Is there anything that this board can't do compared to the P8P67-Deluxe?

Also, can someone tell me about the NF200 controller? I thought the P67 chipset was limited to 2-Way SLI... does this change that? Or am I mistaken?

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For gaming, absolutely not.
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what does motherboard and gaming have to do with each other?

you can game on any motherboard lol what???
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O.o

Wow really? Newegg's reviews has a lot of gamers buying this. Can you elaborate?

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what does motherboard and gaming have to do with each other?

you can game on any motherboard lol what???
I just wanted to make sure that the "Workstation" label didn't impede anything.
What about the NF200 controller? It seems like 4-way SLI ability gives it a lot of potential.
     
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O.o

Wow really? Newegg's reviews has a lot of gamers buying this. Can you elaborate?

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I just wanted to make sure that the "Workstation" label didn't impede anything.
What about the NF200 controller? It seems like 4-way SLI ability gives it a lot of potential.
Newegg reviews don't mean anything... See my post here why NF200 boards are dumb unless you're running 3+ GPU. To me, a gaming motherboard would be the Biostar TP67XE
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I feel like a $200+ motherboard is unnecessary for "just gaming." It's not a "bad choice" per se, but even the standard P8P67 will give you everything you need.

I don't know all of the specific details of the NF200, but it's essentially a bridge chip that provides (not creates) 2 PCI-e x16 2.0 from 16 lanes.
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What if I wanted to run 3 Samsung 23" 1920x1080 Monitors in the future? I would want to put 3 GTX 480's on the board in SLI for NVIDIA Surround.

So this would end up being a 3-GPU system.

Let me refine my question: Can I use this board with 3 NVIDIA GTX 480s, and overclock an i5 2500K, and play Crysis without kicking and screaming?
     
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What if I wanted to run 3 Samsung 23" 1920x1080 Monitors in the future? I would want to put 3 GTX 480's on the board in SLI for NVIDIA Surround.

So this would end up being a 3-GPU system.

Let me refine my question: Can I use this board with 3 NVIDIA GTX 480s, and overclock an i5 2500K, and play Crysis without kicking and screaming?
Yes if you're running 3 GPUs an NF200 is good to have. With NF200 you would get x16/x8/x8 and without it x8/x4/x4.
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Ok thanks. Would an x8/x4/x4 even work for 3-way SLI?
     
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Im sure it will do fine. Actually it better cause I just ordered one and a 2600k lol

EDIT: BTW AFAIK the Maximus IV Extreme also has the NF200 so....
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