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Hardware First Look: Asus Rampage III Gene, Quad SLI, Ares HD 5970

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 28 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Hmmmm mATX goodness!

    :D
     
  3. lacuna

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    Well, the card does look nice I suppose...
     
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    :rolleyes:

    Considering the quite considerable amount of modding required to then get the cards to fit into a case, the only people I can see using this s hardcore benchers, but they'll scoff at the 1-2% performance loss!

    This daughterboard is kinda crazy. Crazy as in there isn't a special revision of the board with it built in instead!
     
  5. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Motherboard's looking quite good. The card I'm not impressed by, but like lacuna said, looks nice.
     
  6. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    What i dont get about the super ultra mega foursome duahgterboard is that there are boards that feature 4 PCIe slots that can fit in cases and dont require you to spend yet more money on an already crazy expensive board.
     
  7. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i don't think they've got a large enough cooling block on that 5970 :D

    wonder when we'll see special cases designed for this kind of riser board, and by which brand.
     
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    douglatins New Member

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    They already lost with the ARES, Sapphire have a better solution. Also i have quality concerns for the ARES. Looks bad
     
  9. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Unless that type of board becomes commonplace, never? I wouldnt have thought it would be viable for case makers to cater to the 1% of people that would need such a case.

    So that leaves ASUS building their own cases to fit their own board, and the last ASUS case i saw, looked like it fell out the fugly tree and hit every branch on the way down!
     
  10. douglatins

    douglatins New Member

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    ASUS Should boundle the ROG thing with riser brackets for PCI holders
     
  11. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    You'd still have issues with connectors fitting
     
  12. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    What is the build process of the NF200? Probably it's not 45 nm...

    Since they can't make chipsets anymore, why doesn't nvidia make a "NF300" that addresses the performance, heat and power consumption issues?
     
  13. -VK-

    -VK- Lurker

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    Um - Any facts to back that up?
     
  14. Nature

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    "If you think this kind of aggressively styled hyper card tomfoolery is for you then we’d recommend you start looking in to ways of flogging a kidney or your first born given the exuberant estimated price tag of around £1,000."


    Why not the kidney's of your first born?
     
  15. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Good idea in theory. Completely retarded in execution.
     
  16. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Oh hai! Lookie here what I've got :D

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  17. TSR2

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    Surely the 'extreme benchmarker' that the daughterboard's aimed at won't care about its inability to fit in a case as they'll just be using a bench? But then again, if I wanted quad cards, I'd have bought a board that supports them in the 1st place.
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I wonder if you could put a ribbon PCI-E cable to the other two PCI-E slots covered by the daughter board and then have two daughter boards installed for 8 Graphics cards, pop in some GTX260 and that could be a kiler Folding@Home rig, pop GTX480 and well we get to see rolling blackouts and a possible global temp rise of 10 degrees ending all life lol....
     
  19. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    Don't start giving Asus more crazy ideas
     
  20. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Asus's craziest daughterboard since the thing their Pentium M to Pentium IV adapter :eek:
     
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