Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 30 Jul 2009.
I was kind of hoping for a more elegant and innovative heatsink design, rather than just slapping on a plate of metal, but I suppose the rest of the board is gorgeous, and so long as it keeps the southbridge cool, it matters little.
never understood why one would want to overclock on the fly. surely Intel's power-saving speedstep is good enough.
good ol' BIOS tweaking all the way.
the Asus board looks good, shame about lack of USB3 and SATA6 though.
Nice colours too.
TurboV looks awfully gimmicky.
Good to know that whatever ram you stick in, it'll be "OK!"
Quick update from Asus - the remote control thingy uses Turbo Key tech to allow for in-Windows overclocking/underclocking, which it can do because of the Turbo V tech. It can adjust your EPU settings on the fly from within the OS, so it is like a remote control for under-/overclocking. Could be useful - a one-button quiet mode, eg - but I'll wait until we've got a working sample to play with before saying more about it.
When can we see benchmarks ..
if it's OS based software implementation. forget its usefulness. OS software overclocking never works.
if it's done using an additional chip to change the clock speeds at hardware level (eg, OS independent) then could be a winner
Not until Lynnfield offiicially launches. And we can't tell you when that'll be or Intel and Asus will rage at us.
Looks like a sweet mobo either way. i really like those heatsinks around the cpu socket
I'm still perplexed by only the four DDR3 slots. Isn't this a triple channel motherboard?
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