Published on 19th May 2011 by
Originally Posted by alialiasDo you test each LGA1366 motherboard with exactly the same CPU?
Also, in the specifications section you say that the expansion slots can be four 4x, should that be four 8x?
Originally Posted by kzinti1There isn't any such magical product, so that certifies your ratings, thing, as utterly worthless.
Originally Posted by lysolwhen i saw thunderbolt i was hoping to see something about the new interconnect technology. no. they have stupidly named a sound + nic card thunderbolt. misleading much?
Originally Posted by searReally, bit-tech? The board costs $600 USD, over 2-3x other X58 boards, and you still give it a 10/15 as far as value is concerned? The board may be great, but ultimately it's extremely pricey, even considering its feature-set. I honestly cannot see anyone buying this except for people with way too much money, or those into extreme overclocking - but even then I imagine you'd be better served by other boards unless you really do have an unlimited budget.
Originally Posted by ClaaveYep, the four 16x slots run at 8x, not 4x. Changed now.
And just to address the 'what's the point of this' comments, this isn't really a board for putting in a PC - nothing with LN2 modes and cold-bug workaround hardware is tbh.
instead, we've judged this board as a pro-overclocking, competition board. As we saw when we attended MSI's MOA event, pro-overclockers still prefer to play with X58 and LGA1336 - it's the fastest in massively multi-threaded tests and more challenging to work with than Sandy Bridge. See:
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