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Originally Posted by g3n3tiXThe problem with EFI is that we'll start seeing the horrid user interfaces there are in motherboard software, IN THE BIOS.
I hope they have proper UI engineers for this...
Originally Posted by KrikkitThat Sabretooth TUF board is absolutely hideous. Regardless of how hardcore it is for spilling LN2 all over that's horrid. :p
Originally Posted by -VK-@ Jipa - Design a better motherboard or offer up constructive ideas....I'd place cash that the ASUS engineers have more knowledge in this area than pretty much all of us here in the forums (Bindi aside!)
The "Tactical Vest" does actually work for the scenario's it's designed to work in - Cases with low air flow that are under strenuous conditions, think server rooms and the like. The vest *is* removeable as far as I know so far.
EFI is really really nice to use and is a massive step on from BIOS, functionally it's pretty much the same but it's a nicer experience.
Remember that it's innovation that has allowed the technology to get to where it is today....without innovation none of us would have PC's!
Originally Posted by SlothIt's a good thing you aren't claiming to represent ASUS in that post! Not exactly the best attitude for convincing people.
That aside, I'm a little confused as to the vest's purpose. It's being sold as a piece for low air flow servers such as you say, but then I look at the article and see it being used with a fancy gaming GPU. As the article notes, what gamer uses a cooler with the correct orientation to make the vest work? And what happens when someone inevitiable uses the wrong kind of cooler and leaves the vest on?
Seems like some very risky business.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiIt's less the fact that it'll cook stuff underneath, more "what does the TUF series stand for and where is it actually needed?" It's server/workstation but it's not a WS board or rack friendly? 'The Ultimate Force' - where's Ross Kemp? The marketing is towards consumers but Asus is telling us it's serious business. I don't really think Asus really knows to be honest - it's a product without a market, and that's why it feels gimmicky. Add in marketing terms like 'tactical jacket' which are seen as funny rather than positive, and it's a recipe for people assuming the worst.
Also in the graphical demonstration of how it works, the cooling air seems to happily breeze through the memory sticks... And who uses a blow-down cooler on a performance build anyway?
Originally Posted by r3loadedI sincerely hope that this will be native EFI and not EFI with BIOS emulation (as has been done with some laptops). Though since this is Asus, I don't think they'd pull a trick like that.
In tests, triple-channel RAM had no appreciable performance improvement over dual-channel, except in a couple of cases with 3D rendering programs.
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi who really is this board aimed at, Asus?? High performance users already have RoG and workstation people have the WS series.
Originally Posted by AltronAnd triple channel ram? 1155 is a replacement to 1156. Dual channel ram and a limited number of pcie lanes. Lga 2011 and sandy bridge e will have tri (or maybe even quad) channel ram and 32+ pcie lanes.
Originally Posted by XirAgain, who'd have thought Sandy Bridge would be dual-channel? Not me :D
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the P/H67 Mobo-reviews.
Originally Posted by AltronErm? What's wrong about my comment?
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