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kwijibo 13th July 2006, 17:16 Quote
"Four DDR2 memory slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR2-800 memory;"
Wow, how did you miss that typo? Relaying false information is never a good thing.
Tim S 13th July 2006, 17:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by kwijibo
"Four DDR2 memory slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR2-800 memory;"
Wow, how did you miss that typo? Relaying false information is never a good thing.
Err, it supports up to 32GB of DDR2-800: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?MenuID=132&LanID=9&DetailID=659&DetailName=Specification
DougEdey 13th July 2006, 17:30 Quote
Do you mind if I ask why there are two CDs? Most only have one for the drivers and so on.
Tim S 13th July 2006, 17:31 Quote
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Do you mind if I ask why there are two CDs? Most only have one for the drivers and so on.
One contains some utilities and the other contained drivers. Seemed a strange thing to me too.
yahooadam 13th July 2006, 19:05 Quote
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i thought the article seemed very different, and i have to agree with the comments, although just 1 PCI slot is kinda pathetic IMO

lastly, i would say not have dual gigabit networking is weird, the chip probably costs like $0.10 or something to add ...... and you would get dual gigabit, weird for it to just be 10/100 .....

i have to say i only use 1 network port on my computer, but why not just add the $0.10 component to get dual gigabit, I'm sure there are people out there who will use the feature
DougEdey 13th July 2006, 20:24 Quote
Ok.
DXR_13KE 13th July 2006, 21:08 Quote
kwijibo: owned!!!11 :p

[quotes]Four DDR2 memory slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR2-800 memory;[/quote]

OMFGWTFBBQ!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

realy? never seen so much ram on a computer, er....havent noticed so much ram in a computer before....

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi Edition:

Four DDR2 memory slots supporting up to 8GB of DDR2-800 memory
yahooadam 13th July 2006, 21:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
really? never seen so much ram on a computer, er....haven't noticed so much ram in a computer before....

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi Edition:

Four DDR2 memory slots supporting up to 8GB of DDR2-800 memory
server computers have this feature

the ASUS board would support 32gb also (probably with an upgraded bios)
the problem is memory density, and you can only get 1gb sticks, and soon to come is 2gb sticks

assuming you have 4 slots, that's a max of 4/8gb of memory, you can only get 32gb if the memory density gets better - 8gb per stick

i don't see that happening soon, so its not really a feature, the AMD64 chips can address terabytes of memory, you just cant get the density yet
Nature 13th July 2006, 22:14 Quote
Why do you guys test an Nvidia card on a Crossfire board? You did the same thing with that vanilla saphire board. Don't you think these crossfire boards have an affinity for ATi cards? I just couldn't see people going out and buying a 7900GTX with this board. Maybe the benchmarks would be more competitive with an ATi card on an Ati board like the Asus MVP strapped with an Nvidia card. Yes/no?

And I did see the dual card benchmarks with the 1900xtx's...
DougEdey 13th July 2006, 22:23 Quote
Nature: Look in the forums there are people using ATi card on nVidia boards and nVidia cards on ATi boards.

If someone is going from 939 to AM2 or something they may want an ATi board but keep their nVidia card.
DXR_13KE 13th July 2006, 22:49 Quote
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Nature: Look in the forums there are people using ATi card on nVidia boards and nVidia cards on ATi boards.

If someone is going from 939 to AM2 or something they may want an ATi board but keep their nVidia card.
like a nail in the head :D head shot!!!!
if i have a 7900GTX and i want to buy an AMD AM2 system i think i will keep my Graphic card for a while:D

this benchmarks shows how this board works with this choice.
Tim S 13th July 2006, 23:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nature
Why do you guys test an Nvidia card on a Crossfire board? You did the same thing with that vanilla saphire board. Don't you think these crossfire boards have an affinity for ATi cards? I just couldn't see people going out and buying a 7900GTX with this board. Maybe the benchmarks would be more competitive with an ATi card on an Ati board like the Asus MVP strapped with an Nvidia card. Yes/no?

And I did see the dual card benchmarks with the 1900xtx's...
The reason is so that we can compare comparative platform performance on a level playing field. If there was more time, we'd test with both single X1900XTX and single 7900 GTX in all boards but that adds another day of testing to each review, near enough. If we had more resource, we'd be doing it. ;)
BlueBerryBoy 14th July 2006, 00:09 Quote
hmm...32 gig seems a little bit weird. Anyone has 4*8gig memory sticks to try with?
Nature 14th July 2006, 02:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
like a nail in the head :D head shot!!!!
if i have a 7900GTX and i want to buy an AMD AM2 system i think i will keep my Graphic card for a while:D

this benchmarks shows how this board works with this choice.


I see your points and agree, But if you have a 7900gtx or other high end Nvidia GPU(s) you would probobly buy an SLi board, right?
Da Dego 14th July 2006, 04:28 Quote
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I see your points and agree, But if you have a 7900gtx or other high end Nvidia GPU(s) you would probobly buy an SLi board, right?
Why? SLI is (pardon my heresy) a waste of good money and resources. I'd rather just buy a good card now and buy a good card next generation to replace it. :)

It makes a lot of sense to stick with a nice, high end GPU and not worry about SLI, then just replace it when the time comes. Then again, as some of the old salts on the board will tell you, I had to be dragged away from my nice AGP slot kicking and screaming, as I was (and still am) a firm believer that PCI-E is largely a marketing hype. :)
Bindibadgi 14th July 2006, 08:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by kwijibo
"Four DDR2 memory slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR2-800 memory;"
Wow, how did you miss that typo? Relaying false information is never a good thing.

That's what ECS says, no reason not to believe them. Bit harsh there, dont you think?
You'd have to be running a 64bit system/OS to be able to address all 32gig but the board is made unspecific to what OS is used.

You dont have to buy a board just for Crossfire or SLI, you can buy one because it contians the features you want and possibly the future upgrade you intend to use. Perhaps you want to use the 2nd PCIe x16 slot for a RAID card?
Aankhen 14th July 2006, 10:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Why? SLI is (pardon my heresy) a waste of good money and resources. I'd rather just buy a good card now and buy a good card next generation to replace it. :)
W00t for (un-)common sense. :D
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