Hardware Asus LGA1155 Motherboard Preview

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  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    like the usb 3 box
     
  3. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    WOW!! It's so beautifull, I want to know more!
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That Sabretooth TUF board is absolutely hideous. Regardless of how hardcore it is for spilling LN2 all over that's horrid. :p
     
  5. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    Too bad it only uses dual CH RAM
     
  6. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    WOOT! UEFI!
     
  7. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    I sincerely hope that this will be native EFI and not EFI with BIOS emulation (as has been done with some laptops). Though since this is Asus, I don't think they'd pull a trick like that.


    In tests, triple-channel RAM had no appreciable performance improvement over dual-channel, except in a couple of cases with 3D rendering programs.
     
  8. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    is it the P67 just a guess :p
     
  9. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    woot EFI here we come!!!
     
  10. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    I really wish I was due for upgrade this winter. Imagine a GTX 580, a new sandybridge CPU with one of those mobo's plus some new sandforce 200 SSD's.
    I think that can play Crysis 2 (on max maybe :p)
     
  11. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Can't wait for EFI reviews to start coming in. I have to say, I quite like the look of the Sabretooth, even if I can see it being more of a cooling hindrence than help!
     
  12. jrs77

    jrs77 theorycrafting

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    This is just a graphical interface for the old BIOS underneath.

    Real UEFI is only possible, when all manufacturers agree upon this new tech as a standard and provide new drivers. UEFI loads the drivers before the bootmanager.

    This is why there's only a few laptops and Apple using "real" UEFI so far, as they use standardized hardware, which they've written their own UEFI device-drivers for.
     
  13. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Eitherway, it's a start.
     
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    Kickbutt Dremel.. Sounds like a fish

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    that Sabertooth cover reminds me of the lego matts you used to get... o_O
     
  15. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc New Member

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    Although ASUS generally release quality products, seeing questionable design additions such as a "tactical vest" make me wonder about other engineering decisions they've made -- I can't help but wonder if additions like this are the idea of some bright PR guy.

    I could be totally wrong -- but covering board components with a large sheet of *insulating* plastic doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

    IDK about others, but features such as ROG connect and features with names such as "Super AI Overclock over 9000" are needless frills -- collected and comprehensive OC settings in one place will suffice. It's quality, not quantity.
     
  16. jrs77

    jrs77 theorycrafting

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    There's been case-mods before that covered the mainboard like this and they were'nt an issue as far as I know. You only need to have a decent airflow underneath the cover.
     
  17. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    It'll never happen - look how long we've had the BIOS for. This EFI is just a GUI with a fix for >2TB hard drives.

    Having said that, I've played and overclocked using ASUS' EFI on its P8P67 Deluxe and it's the sexeh. It takes patience to relearn how to use it, but I very much like it. I'm currently negotiating with ASUS when we can do a full feature about it.
     
  18. PQuiff

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    OUCH....how much?
    280? 300? but nice all the same...
     
  19. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Re: UEFI
    We've got some Dell E6510 laptops here at work that have a UEFI BIOS, I finally got Win7 installed (it's not as easy as just bung the disk in) and booting aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnddddd I couldn't see any noticeable differences.
    But hey, at least I'll be sorted if I need to stick a 3Tb drive in it right?
     
  20. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I've seen that Sabertooth in pictures before, but it still makes me LOL :) What a handy way to fry your motherboard components... Oh wait, not fry, cool.. *snicker*. Also just imagine dropping a screw somewhere under that cover :D "omgomgomg where'd it go.. is it safe to boot this? surely it already fell out????" They really do have a sense of humor at Asus.
     
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