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Lazaredz
08-09-06, 08:39 PM
For what its worth (http://www.guru3d.com/article/mainboard/366/)

Roadhog
08-09-06, 08:45 PM
seems feature lacking...

My Intel P965 has more stuff...

Lazaredz
08-09-06, 08:53 PM
Well it is a beta board straight from nVidia ... BIOS wasn't even fully done.

Like I said, its just a heads up for those interested and waiting.

Roadhog
08-09-06, 08:54 PM
I still dont get what will be so great about it besides SLI.

jAkUp
08-09-06, 09:15 PM
Yea its a reference board so its missing some features.

The 590 board has link boost and dual 16x slots though

Lazaredz
08-09-06, 09:40 PM
Actually the review says linkboost will not be on the Intel boards (AMD only).

Then again, its only a beta.

ViN86
08-09-06, 09:57 PM
my x2 keeps up with the E6600 on the floating point things. but in games and encoding, it gets absolutely crushed lol

board seems to work pretty well and has some real nice numbers. maybe the bandwidth to the memory isnt that great? i cant tell as i dont have much to compare it with. maybe later revisions will have better interfaces/features? or is it just the natural restrictions of the traditional FSB system?

Tikiman44
08-09-06, 09:59 PM
I really like this part of the Guru3d article:

Our overclocking results I agree are a little mediocre. But I do not blame the 590 platform at all. We used passive water-cooling on the processor (hey I like silence) and next to that our tests where done during a heat wave here in Europe at an ambient temperature of 34 Degrees C. Despite these specifics do not ignore the fact that we were still able to push another 600 MHz out of the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor bringing overall performance to even better heights. In fact we made it perform like the X6800 Extreme Core 2 Duo processor .. now that's worth 700-800 bucks alone :)

Get this... a 300 USD CPU, this mainboard and 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz memory will set you back roughly 600-700USD yet it is greatly faster compared to the now 800 USD costing FX-62 processor alone, and when you overclock it merely a little it'll go way beyond that performance. The one thing that is still bothering Intel though are DDR2 memory prices, which are slightly higher than standard DDR. So for gaming the ball the past two years always has been in AMD's corner. Well things changed and Intel is back on track.

It's simple, the results do no lie, this system as presented today spanks anything AMD can throw at it by a healthy margin and there only a handful of applications that score a tad slower and for real-world performance negligable.


CLICK TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEW nForce feature set.

http://www.nvidia.com/docs/CP/32838/nforce500_learn_more_btn.jpg (http://www.nvidia.com/content/nforce5/nforce5_module.html)

There are a lot of features I am excited for like FirstPacket and EPP.:D

ViN86
08-09-06, 10:06 PM
I really like this part of the Guru3d article:



CLICK TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEW nForce feature set.

http://www.nvidia.com/docs/CP/32838/nforce500_learn_more_btn.jpg (http://www.nvidia.com/content/nforce5/nforce5_module.html)

There are a lot of features I am excited for like FirstPacket and EPP.:D
sometimes id be willing to bet you masturbate to conroe :bleh:

sabersix1
08-09-06, 10:39 PM
I Just wish the CHANNEL Partners would deliver the DAMN Boards!:fu:

jAkUp
08-09-06, 11:09 PM
sometimes id be willing to bet you masturbate to conroe :bleh:

i do :o

Tikiman44
08-09-06, 11:29 PM
i do :o
:rofl

sirplayalot
08-09-06, 11:30 PM
Too bad these things are never comming out... >_<

Tikiman44
08-09-06, 11:32 PM
Too bad these things are never comming out... >_<

Somewhere between August 21-31 I bet they pop up. Nothing next week though.

mullet
08-10-06, 12:21 AM
I want the ASUS Crosshair mobo for core2duo so damn bad id pay 270.00 for it.

Tikiman44
08-10-06, 12:28 AM
I want the ASUS Crosshair mobo for core2duo so damn bad id pay 270.00 for it.

Socket AM2 Crosshair can be found here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131593

I wonder if the Core 2 Duo version will be out soon?

Tikiman44
08-10-06, 12:31 AM
Yes I really do think a Core @ Duo version would be sweet!

http://usa.asus.com/100/images/products/1283/1283_l.jpg

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=101&l3=0&model=1283&modelmenu=1

Bearclaw
08-10-06, 12:55 AM
Yes I really do think a Core @ Duo version would be sweet!

http://usa.asus.com/100/images/products/1283/1283_l.jpg

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=101&l3=0&model=1283&modelmenu=1

That looks like a sweet board! :D

sirplayalot
08-10-06, 01:04 AM
Bearclaw, your post count jumped from like 300 to 800 in like...2 days...Calm down!

Bearclaw
08-10-06, 01:07 AM
Bearclaw, your post count jumped from like 300 to 800 in like...2 days...Calm down!

Sirplayalot, who's counting?



(Besides you?) :D

T.h.o.m.a.s.
08-10-06, 04:15 AM
any board without stupid fans on it (nana2)

sabersix1
08-10-06, 10:51 PM
That looks like a sweet board! :D


AT LEAST IT HAS 3 USABLE PCI Slots! I like the way they are positioned. I only hope that ASUS put this much effort into the ROG NF5 590 SLI IE for Conroe.