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Old 04-30-11, 06:59 PM   #44
Roadhog
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Default Re: Intel X79 Chipset

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Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
With PCIe 3.0 there is no need for additional NF200 chips. Every single third party chip that is avoidable is a good thing in my book. Same as with the SATA 3 or USB 3.0 chips. I prefer native solutions.

The SR-2 is nothing special in my opinion. Never understood all the hype around it. It's just an overclockable workstation board that doesn't have to be as reliable as workstation boards. That's why it's also cheaper than similar boards or has fancy gaming stuff for the same price. It's targeted at this small benchmarking crowd, reliability is secondary there.
EVGA deserves credit for making such a product though, that's what's special about it.
And it's still triple channel memory, no need to double it.
Agreed, nothing special about it imo. And the fact that EVGA has lacked serious quality control on their motherboards in the past is the main reason I avoided their dual socket board.
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