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Heinz68
10-14-08, 12:45 PM
ASUS Rampage II Extreme - First Look
Pricing has yet to be determined as we believe each of the manufacturers are waiting to hear what their competitors will charge for a board before committing to a price. What we do know is that the $185 price target mentioned for several X58 motherboards back at Computex has quickly turned into an exclusive $250 and up club from all indications.

Retail availability and launch date is another question that we cannot answer, we know the answer, it's just that our hands (and mouths) are tied by an NDA. All we can say it that it will be soon, but soon for some is tomorrow and for others it could be a month for now. Let's just say they will be out sometime this quarter.

Performance is another subject that we cannot discuss either. The reason is the same as above. Starting to see a pattern develop here? That's what an NDA will do for you. At least we can say this without having the legal eagles from the blue team sweep down upon us; the board we are showing today is the fastest one in the labs to date. It will also probably be the most expensive one, but hey, if you have to ask for the price then you probably can't afford it anyway. Read more at AnandTech (http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3428)
The ASUS Rampage II Extreme
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Asus P6T Deluxe Motherboard Preview
Closing Thoughts
It is clear from this short preview that the P6T Deluxe has the potential to be a very impressive product and that it will take something very special from another manufacturer to beat this. As always there are a few things we would have liked to see which are not included such as an external clear CMOS button and onboard Wi-Fi but these are only niceties rather than essentials. There are also additional features which we will cover in our upcoming review, for example the ability to run memory above the reference specifications for the platform which should make for interesting reading, so remember to check back in the future for the full lowdown. Read More at driverheaven.net (http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=641)
The P6T Deluxe
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DFI exclusively shows us its LANPARTY UT X58
The first question of course had to be about the DDR3 voltage limitations on the X58 Express chipset with Core i7, which came to light online recently. DFI told us that they were not aware of any serious issues and that they’ve tested memory working around 1.8 – 1.9 volts without killing a CPU. DFI has no intention of limiting the amount of voltage to go to the memory on the LANPARTY UT X58 and stated that they will probably support up to 2.0 – 2.1 volts and are considering providing a warning to users depending on how further testing goes up until when the board goes on sale in November. Read more at TweakTown (http://www.tweaktown.com/news/10280/dfi_exclusively_shows_us_its_lanparty_ut_x58_mobo/index.html)
DFI LANPARTY UT X58 (the new heatpipe cooler was not ready)
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MSI Eclipse X58 Sneak Peek Video preview
at [H]Enthusiast (http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTU2MywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==)

breathemetal
10-14-08, 01:03 PM
I love the colors on the DFI boards. Probably will be my next

hell_of_doom227
10-14-08, 01:59 PM
No thank you. I'm not paying ****ing $300 just because Intel decided nobody can make chipset/motherboards for their CPUs except for Intel. **** them. My next build is going to be AMD/Nvidia.

breathemetal
10-14-08, 02:50 PM
Idc who does what as long as someone releases some good **** :)

bacon12
10-14-08, 04:28 PM
Unless I have a moment of weakness I don't think I will be upgrading for good while. Still very cool stuff thou.

Bman212121
10-14-08, 04:59 PM
Unless I have a moment of weakness I don't think I will be upgrading for good while. Still very cool stuff thou.

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!!!!!!

Heinz68
10-16-08, 02:04 AM
No thank you. I'm not paying ****ing $300 just because Intel decided nobody can make chipset/motherboards for their CPUs except for Intel. **** them. My next build is going to be AMD/Nvidia.
Oh, you double posted this baloney. I already replied to the same here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1809325&postcount=54

Heinz68
10-16-08, 02:07 AM
P6T Deluxe is currently on top of my short list. Man, this November is going to be great! :D
At this point my first choice but I like too see some real reviews.

Absolution
10-16-08, 11:10 PM
Gigabyte EX58-Extreme:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=203339&highlight=X58

MSI Eclipse:
http://forum.coolaler.com/showthread.php?t=190809

Foxconn Resistance:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=203350

Biostar Tpower X58
http://www.xtremesystems.org/Forums/showthread.php?t=203769

Intel x58 board:
http://www.coolaler.com.tw/coolalercbb/INTEL_I7_EXTREME965_X58/4.JPG

Naked DFI x58
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=203876


Biostar has the best layout so far imo, gigabyte needs to get rid of those massive coolers. DFI's board looks sweet, but I doubt it will be available at launch (are they ever?) and their support kinda is meh. The asus delux has the most appeal to me, but the price will most likely be much higher than the competition.

nekrosoft13
10-16-08, 11:14 PM
Unless I have a moment of weakness I don't think I will be upgrading for good while. Still very cool stuff thou.

same, probably won't upgrade. my current setup still gets the job done

mullet
10-17-08, 01:28 PM
Indeed! Great PCI/PCIe layout and even 2 eSATA ports! But I don't like the colors and I prefer ASUS tbh.

:thumbsup:

lee63
10-17-08, 07:59 PM
This will prolly be my X58(nana2) http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/Foxconn_Quantum_Force_%27Blood_Rage%27_X58_Sneak_P review/6126.html

qube
10-17-08, 09:23 PM
http://resources.vr-zone.com//uploads/6126/waterblock1.jpg

only 3 dimms slots :(

Viral
10-17-08, 10:13 PM
I wouldn't be wanting more than 3dimms really.

The Gigabyte looks hella overdone, but pretty impressive, the colour scheme is a bit much, though.

Xion X2
10-17-08, 10:57 PM
Wow. That Foxconn board is sweet.

mullet
10-17-08, 11:55 PM
Wow. That Foxconn board is sweet.

Yeah as in it looks like candy apple land. LOL

bob saget
10-18-08, 03:36 AM
they look great :thumbsup:

breathemetal
10-19-08, 11:24 PM
I might just go ahead and get the Rampage. Depends how much it is i guess.
I dont really need SLI though and i dont plan on ever going sli

lee63
10-20-08, 11:04 PM
I'm really looking forward to having the choice between NV and ATI, that alone is worth the upgrading to core i7.

mythy
10-20-08, 11:26 PM
I honestly can't see the benifites from upgrading if you already have a highly clocked Quad rig. So far all indications are pointing towards a slight performance increase in daily tasks and nothing in gaming so why the hype? are we all talking about e penis rep or a simple need to speed insane amounts of cash for the sake of upgrading? :p

lee63
10-20-08, 11:53 PM
I honestly can't see the benifites from upgrading if you already have a highly clocked Quad rig. So far all indications are pointing towards a slight performance increase in daily tasks and nothing in gaming so why the hype? are we all talking about e penis rep or a simple need to speed insane amounts of cash for the sake of upgrading? :p

I don't think its gonna cost me that much extra, especially after I sell my stuff. Like I said.... I like to have the choice of Sli or XFire.

mythy
10-20-08, 11:55 PM
Yea I agree its a very strong selling point for sure but they will need to release a CPU at the $200 price range that will take on a Q6600 at 3.4GHz and crush it for it to be cost effective and I don't see that happening any time soon. For me it would almost be a downgrade! :p

lee63
10-21-08, 12:12 AM
Yeah, I'm gonna wait a couple of months for prices to go down. I see no reason to upgrade at the moment, everything I play runs great. I will probably wait until early next year.

Heinz68
10-21-08, 03:48 PM
I honestly can't see the benifites from upgrading if you already have a highly clocked Quad rig. So far all indications are pointing towards a slight performance increase in daily tasks and nothing in gaming so why the hype? are we all talking about e penis rep or a simple need to speed insane amounts of cash for the sake of upgrading? :p
Most previews talk about 20% to 40% performance increase in applications other than gaming, how can that be called "slight performance increase". Actualy if true I would call it significant performance increase.

Just because you're not ready to upgrade there is no need to attack others who are, with dumb talk about e-penis.

I definitely need upgrade badly. Does it mean if I spend more money on latest hardware, it's all about e penis?

I'm sure most people have pretty valid reason for upgrading when they do (even if they have "Quad rig") and for many it might not mean "insane amounts of cash", like it does to you.

Others are not ready for upgrading, nothing wrong with that but there is no reason to attack people who are ready to upgrade with dumb talk about e penis

Heinz68
10-21-08, 03:52 PM
SLI Performance Previewed on X58 with GTX260 216SP and Forceware 180.32
Expreview has got its hands on the NVIDIA Forceware Beta Driver 180.32 and used it to setup and enable SLI with two Galaxy GTX260-216, on an Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard. The cards scored a 3DMark Vantage score of P21623, compared against a single card score of P10920 gives an approximate 98% increase. Currently it is only possible to enable SLI officially on NVIDIA based chipsets, only AMD's equivalent Crossfire system works on Intel chipsets. It is evident that the 180 series of Forceware drivers from NVIDIA (dubbed Big Bang II) not only brings multi-monitor SLI support, but also paves the way to enabling SLI on the Intel X58 Chipset. In another article, Expreview have also mentioned that the beta driver 180.42, will be officially released from NVIDIA later on today, with the final version set for November 17th this year, coinciding with the launch of Intel's Core i7 and X58 Source (http://www.techpowerup.com/74359/SLI_Performance_Previewed_on_X58_with_GTX260_216SP _and_Forceware_180.32.html)

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