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Hardware Asus Maximus II Gene Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 20 Jul 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    That's quite an attractive little board, that.

    It's even easy on the eyes.
     
  3. KRyptonKR

    KRyptonKR New Member

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    Asus Rampage II GENE vs. EVGA X58 SLI Micro review. Please.
     
  4. Henry CPU Freeze

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    Problem is that EVGA suck balls tbh
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    How could you not have benched this against the direct main competition:

    DFI LanParty JR P45 T2RS
    [​IMG]

    It's almost identical in layout, but over a year earlier to market and a good bit cheaper.
    I'm running one with a QX9770, and it's a real screamer.:rock:
     
  6. Guest-16

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    I would say the Rampage II Gene review is in progress today, however it's just decided to BIOS corrupt when I tried to overclock. Appears to be dead now...
     
  7. Guest-16

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    We had one, but I don't know where it's gone. The box is here....
     
  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Riiiight... well you could at least compare packaging then! :duh:
     
  9. scrimple3D

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    Isn't the DFI JR P45 T2RS board limited to 8 lanes per PCIx16 slot?.... for starters. I've used one too, overclocked nicely etc, but didn't notice the 8 lanes restriction (even with only 1 video card fitted) until some time later.
     
  10. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    So in answer to your question, every P45 board has that restriction. But TBH, the bandwidth on PCIe has more then enough headroom to make do with 8 lanes.
     
  11. Guest-16

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    No the DFI is hard locked to x8 x8 making it cheaper, but other boards give a choice of x16 for a single card, or two x8s.

    There's no performance difference though - you'd be very hard pushed to notice.
     
  12. thehippoz

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    so it blew up after the review? that's not good- maybe like the issue with the old nvidia 680 when if you started her up with the cmos jumper in the clear position- it had a chance to literally catch on fire.. I mean flames shooting out kind of fire down on the bottom end of the board

    it happened to a couple of peeps I remember.. they had the exact same fire start buring on the board in the same spot- and their jumpers were both on clear =p 1 is maybe a fluke.. but 2 :sigh:
     
  13. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Oh rite, i stand corrected :D

    Anyway, at least i can still find mine :search:
     
  14. Guest-16

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    No the Max II Gene is fine, it's just the Rampage II Gene that has died mid-review. We're waiting on another board to try and do the same...
     
  15. [USRF]Obiwan

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    The last of the four-fives I guess...
     
  16. denis6902

    denis6902 deathbox

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    what would be the best investment in planning a P45 workstation nowadays? Asus P5Q-E since it supports 16GB of memory?
    Would it be too hot? support for nvidia cards? waterblock availability?

    Anyone good with that? Or would it be better in a lower i7 configuration? Please bear in mind the prices couse that is very important, money is not falling off the trees here :(
     
  17. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    wrong thread? :sigh:
     
  18. denis6902

    denis6902 deathbox

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    was just wondering if u would get a quick advice that's all, specially after reading the gene review. Perhaps someone out there is up to date with it and could give a smart advice :D
     
  19. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    well, you are informing about 4 specific queries, plus a price-conscious comparison with core i7. That's hardly quick advice. :p

    Also, since you don't explain the specific use case and budget, all anyone here could say is: P45 is a decent platform, especially for the price, and virtually any motherboard will do. I really advise you to start a thread with some details though ;)
     
  20. denis6902

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    lol, i mentioned that mainly i use it as workstation, at the moment i got a striker 2 extreme which is absolutely annoying with voltages and so on, and i havent got time for that crap, thas why im thinking in moving away to something more stable but as fast and powerfull. Cause mainly i use it for solidworks, sketchup and other editing tools, not gaming at all, but i love to me able to fold nvidia as fast as it can go :D
     
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