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First Look: EVGA W555 dual-Xeon motherboard

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Mankz 27th January 2010, 09:11 Quote
Now thats just silly...
Horizon 27th January 2010, 09:13 Quote
Overkill, yah, that the definition.
TESCO-Zsömle 27th January 2010, 09:15 Quote
Mankz: No...That's SICK!
proxess 27th January 2010, 09:16 Quote
IT'S OVER 9000!
Picarro 27th January 2010, 09:18 Quote
*Salivate* *Drool* WANT :O
mattbailey 27th January 2010, 09:24 Quote
They know their's a credit crunch on right? Looks like we'll have to sell a kidney to buy one and kit it out!
MrGumby 27th January 2010, 09:26 Quote
It all depends on what the end user wants it for. Im sure video encoding will be stella on this machine. And as for folding enthusiasts this could be a great all in one system, allowing some folders to reduce the number of folding pcs and noise without harming their PPD.

James I was curious when you reviewed the dual processer xeon system ages ago, wether or not you managed to overclock it? If not through the BIOS perhaps a windows based tool?

Im quite sure too that if this thing overclocks well James will be first to get one up and folding.:D
ImInTheZoneBaby 27th January 2010, 09:30 Quote
This is complete overkill.
No doubt on the wallet, too.
memeroot 27th January 2010, 09:42 Quote
overkill for me but there may be a market (though good advertising).

shame we cant have dual i7's I might have had a look if there was an upgrade path.
docodine 27th January 2010, 09:42 Quote
Basis for my dream PC right here..

D:
Pete J 27th January 2010, 09:47 Quote
Blimey, that is a serious motherboard.

Although, given the current trend of GPUs getting longer, isn't it a bit silly to place the SATA connectors where they are?
nissanskyrice 27th January 2010, 09:48 Quote
With this board fully kitted with all the other bits you would have the biggest e-peen in the world!!!!
liratheal 27th January 2010, 09:49 Quote
My face just got melted off.
tonyd223 27th January 2010, 09:53 Quote
think about it - this power will be mainstream in 5 years - so just wait and buy it from Currys built into a fridge...
Jack_Pepsi 27th January 2010, 09:57 Quote
I should change my avatar to a grammar Nazi - sorry James.

Still, this really is a folders dream. I'm very interested to see what the final product will have in store.
mi1ez 27th January 2010, 10:07 Quote
All we need is a few people to get these and fill them with single-slot Nvidia cards and we can take first spot in the folding charts! come on guys, take one for the team!
-VK- 27th January 2010, 10:07 Quote
What a monster, a cool colour scheme too!
Lizard 27th January 2010, 10:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrGumby
James I was curious when you reviewed the dual processer xeon system ages ago, wether or not you managed to overclock it? If not through the BIOS perhaps a windows based tool?

Im quite sure too that if this thing overclocks well James will be first to get one up and folding.:D

Unfortunately no, I've spent a long time playing with Windows apps and BIOS editors but haven't been able to overclock any of the current generation Xeon boards.

However, recently, some Asus BIOS engineers have been in touch with me about this very subject, so there might be some good news on this front soon :)
Dave Lister 27th January 2010, 10:23 Quote
Would love to see what sort of 3d mark score and folding score one of these would give when fully loaded with gpu's and ram. Would be a fun project for someone with a few million in the bank.
Combatus 27th January 2010, 10:27 Quote
I can haz?
dec 27th January 2010, 10:48 Quote
if this was an explosion it would be a http://lgo.mit.edu/blog/drewhill/files/nuclear-explosion.jpg (nuclear explosion)

however cheesecake is still (the big bang) http://zaragozame.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/bigbang.jpg
Blarte 27th January 2010, 10:51 Quote
outstanding EVGA ..
rickysio 27th January 2010, 10:52 Quote
There is no kill like overkill.

Period.
p3n 27th January 2010, 10:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by mattbailey
They know their's a credit crunch on right? Looks like we'll have to sell a kidney to buy one and kit it out!

Hardware like this is a 'cheap' way to build a supercomputer, think China has one in the top ten which combines CPUs and GPUs...
tonyd223 27th January 2010, 10:57 Quote
...and surely there's a limit to how much mains power you can pull from the wall before the police come round and charge you with running a hydroponics farm (er... apparently...)
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