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Originally Posted by BlackMage23Can someone please tell me why high end boards still have a PS2 port on them?
I know I have not used PS2 in years, and I don't think anyone buying this board will be.
Originally Posted by HandMadeAndroidThe 'magazine' heat-sink
Originally Posted by Sloth
The purpose of this board isn't to toss together a MW3 gaming rig. It's for exactly what the review says: professional multithreaded applications. LGA2011 and corresponding X79 systems are not meant to be poking around playing console ports just as cheapo AM3 systems are not meant to be tackling heavy video editing/photoshop/3D modelling/et cetera.
Quote:Originally Posted by HandMadeAndroidOh look another motherboard with silly gun design elements. Sometimes I'm embarrassed to be a man.
Where are the gun designs? The VRM heatsink/shroud is just a black plastic box and the southbridge shroud is just black plastic with some lines in it.
Originally Posted by HandMadeAndroidOh look another motherboard with silly gun design elements. Sometimes I'm embarrassed to be a man.
Originally Posted by trigtrue...
and if i am completely off, then i'm off...but reviews in the past have been fairly middle of the road in regards to usage (again, meaning the products were scored for general usage) with added commentary that if you are this user or that, then this might be etc etc...and maybe that's what it comes down to, that this platform cost is so over the top that the general usage is professional multi-threaded app user...in which case, i somewhat get it, but you still don't really justify the price of the board over, say, the as-rock...at least not in my opinion or at least not in this particular review...50% more money on a $200+ mobo, for middle of the road performance vs other x79 boards, because you can control fan speeds better?
Originally Posted by LizardLol, I guess you haven't listened to this weeks podcast then? ;)
Originally Posted by [USRF]ObiwanYou still do not get the point. You do not need this over expensive gimmicky motherboard to do all your multitasking heavy video editing, lightwave or what ever stuff you think will be slow on less expensive motherboards. If the benchmarks shown right here in this review shows the numbers are so close together that it is impossible to notice compared to other and much cheaper boards.
Put the cheapest motherboard with cheapest memory and most expensive motherboard with expensive memory with same processor and videocard and do a blind non benchmark test with photoshop or whatever application where you do not see bench results and numbers. I BET that you do not notice any difference at all.
Originally Posted by CombatusASRock has made some pretty good boards - and I agree on speed alone there isn't a lot between them. However the Sabertooth has a far better EFI, is easier to overclock, has other very useful features such as USB BIOS Flashback (useful if Ivy Bridge E requires a BIOS update too) and the Thermal Radar utility is easily as good (if not better) than a £50 programmable fan controller. It's also got better cooling as standard and you're far more likely to be able to buy third party waterblocks for it. At face-value it probably doesn't seem like a lot, but when you start making a list, like we did, the Sabertooth is far more desirable and definitely worth the extra £50-60 over say the ASRock Extreme4. As I mentioned, we'll be posting reviews of plenty of other X79 boards over the coming weeks so watch this space then decide for yourself ;)
Originally Posted by SlothQuote:Originally Posted by LizardLol, I guess you haven't listened to this weeks podcast then? ;)Did you say that it's used by people with mechanical keyboards? Haven't listened to the podcast, but that is a reason for it. Allows for "N-key rollover" a.k.a. you can press any number of keys at once and they'll all be input.
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