I'd love to see a 3-way SLI Review of this board against others that aren't true x16x16x16 and are only x16x8x8 and such.
Speaking of "almost insurmountable": $365.00
Ouch! But then again, if you're going to be buying three top-end cards too... that's probably within your budget.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
i7s look like so much fun to play with. Shame the entry cost is so high right now.
News:The new world record was thanks to the board’s sophisticated circuit layout providing overclocking stability.
And once again there is no mention of the CPU cooling-solution that was used to achieve 5611.22 MHz. Hopefully no one runs out and buys this Asus board thinking they can duplicate this without using liquid nitrogen, dry ice, or some other exotic form of cooling. But I have to wonder how long it takes this thing to run Super Pi 1M!
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I have yet to see any of "Ducks" record breaking rigs' cooling solutions. I would like to know what he used as well but couldn't find any info.
Just to keep things in perspective you gotta take a look at THIS Phenom II @ 6744MHz record run. The cooling-solution on this one is also a mystery.
Wow, that in impressive clock... I so want an i7
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yeah, but the Phenom II won't perform as fast as the Core i7 at the 5.6Ghz. I remember the days when some Italian overclockers overclocked a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz processor to 8.3Ghz. Now that was sweet.
All of these "record breaking" overclocked have been acheived with either liquid nitrogen, or a cascading Phase Change setup. There's no way to get close to these numbers with air or water cooling alone...
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Are there "rules" for this stuff? Did he just have to nurse it to a desktop view and snap a pic, or was the CPU actually stable under load at those clock speeds?
this is all very true but one thing this does point out is that this board is not shy to overclocking. While 99.9% of users have no chance to hit these speeds, they will however be able to get good results using this board. I am still not sold on this 3-way sli thing either. You'd be better off say running 2-295's verses 3-280's imo. but if you got the money it looks cool.
I'd like to see 3-way 295s lol I wonder if it would be possible with 3 true x16 slots.
If they could achiveve 8.3Ghz on a P4, why can't they hit even higher on a Corei7?
@Nelsoncp21 Very try. My CPU overclocks the same on air as under water with my current motherboard (Not complaining Dave/Marco and others ) A good motherboard is the foundation to a great PC.
Also I am still not sold on the multi GPU thing in general. It is a good bit of trouble to get it running in every game. Before it hits anything past enthusiasts both sides still have a good bit of work to do on the drivers.
@Tanka12345 The P4 had a very long pipeline which could produce crazy clock speeds if you could get rid of the heat, but they are not that fast clock to clock. The prescott reached the highest speeds(out of the netburst style cpus), but as a owner of a Pentium D no air cooler would get you much more than 4GHz, A level the upperend core2s can get on air much easier. The move to more cores over high clockspeeds, though requiring a lot of work software side, is more than likely the future of computing.
(I need to hook up the Pentium D under water and see what I can get out of it(random though))
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