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Blogs First Look: The first P55 RoG board, the Maximus III Formula

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 10 Aug 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. doggeh

    doggeh New Member

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    The title states its a Maximus but the first paragraph says its a Rampage. Which is it!?

    I have the Maximus Extreme X38 board and its VERY good. Hopefully this will be more of the same :)
     
  3. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    It's Maximus, sorry!
     
  4. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    i like the color scheme, but i wonder what's under that extra heatsink...
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    So it's got six angled SATA ports, two upright SATA ports in the middle of the board that look like they're labelled 'SATA_ODD1/2' and two upright SATA ports labelled 'SPD_HDD1/2'...

    Overall, I quite like the look of the board.

    I just want to know what 'SPD_HDD' means - is overclocking your HDDs the order of the day now?:eyebrow:
     
  6. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    I would guess the "Extreme Engine" is a development of the EPU-6 engine.

    Taken from asus.com: "The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine........" - that was for version 6.
     
  7. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    lol is it bad lighting or does it look like the lower end has been too close to a fire? :p
     
  8. Rocket_Knight64

    Rocket_Knight64 New Member

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    Seem to have had quite a few revisons from the preview board. I note:

    -Lowered 'NB' hs to not block the top slot
    -2 white SATA ports under RAM
    -2 chips over the SB hs (6g SATA hopefuly?)
    -No IDE or Floppy ports!

    Would of been nice to have all the SATA ports 90' down the edge. Also I only see one BIOS chip. No dual BIOS? But otherwise looking good!
     
  9. -VK-

    -VK- Lurker

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    That's to identify which of the SATA ports supports the "Speeding Hard Disk" feature.
     
  10. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Which does what, precisely?
     
  11. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  12. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Speeding Hard Disk is the hardware RAID controller - driverless, on-the-fly RAID setup.
     
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  13. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Ah, thanks. :) Somehow seems less impressive than it implies. Driverless RAID might be interesting for those who can't be bothered to fiddle around setting up RAID arrays, though.
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wow looks purty, I think that will be the board I use for my next build, do all P55 board support SLI and Crossfire? or only some and if so does this one support both, if you mentioned that already and I completely overlooked it then ya my bad ^^;
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    very interesting board...... great colours and features.

    would be nice to have a lower priced version without all those noobie addon such as OC station and Mem perfect
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Looks like the Foxconn Blood Rage.
     
  17. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    I read 'what this idiot has had' and hit the link in anticipation of some spectacular fail. I was disappointed. All the guy was doing running his grand national on a dyno.

    Someone jealous, you don't have to hide it.
     
  18. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    YES!
     
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