Originally Posted by HumanSmoke
This is you right?
In any case, I'm not sure exactly how much of the gold (or yellow) you're actually likely to see
From a personal PoV, the only colour I even tend to notice is the shit-brown PCB on budget boards- but only because function tends to follow form in many cases. Given that white chassis seem to be making a comeback, it's a pity that the white PCB motherboard hasn't also returned.
As for the review- all good, but a couple of queries and observations;
Asus continue to go against Intel's Turbo Boost spec by going with a "turbo all cores", do they not- and thus gaining incrementally in benches run at stock config ?
Asus (and Gigabyte) tend to filch on BCLK. ASRock and some other vendors keep to the 100MHz specification. Asus AFAIW implement 100.3 as standard. This, allied with the all-core turbo tends to keep Asus boards at the top of most benchmarks graphs.
Would like to see some indications of board stability (either long term or accelerated system "aging"), NIC performance, third-party (non-chipset) port (SATA etc) performance etc.
Anyhow, cheers for the review.
As to the turbo things..yes, and I do mention such things when they do. Hence me taking OC benchmarks, and filling them all out with OC clocks...as that's when all things are "even". The true comparison in scores and such should be seen here, but of course, a good third of our readers do not OC, going by a recent poll, so I gotta cover what they will see as well.
As to my colour comments...either all gold..or all yellow..fine. Both? Get the !@#$% out of here. should have taken the gold off of the heatsink, or made all the yellow plastics gold.
See, there's not much that can really seperate a board form another, but color is what first catches the eye. Yes, I purposely installed a bunch of stuff to hide al lthat.
Originally Posted by Quake
I don't see a reason to mention that on this platform as only one PCI-E x16 is full speed and using 3-Way SLI/CFire would mean a lot of perf lost due to the limits of PCI-E slots, so I don't think there would be many people running 3-Way where you MIGHT be needing 3.3v plug...
I think that you as a reviewer should be objective and not mentioning things you personally like/dislike which have almost nothing to do in reality..
I personally always read TPU reviews and I find them to be the most accurate ones, so don't think I'm some kind of hater..
I need to start somewhere...her eit is. There are 3 full x16 slots, and they market the board as being tri-fire capable. Maybe not many users will use it like that, but then, why have a plug at all, when mayn X79 boards make due without?
It's hipocritical to put one where you never intend it to be used...so why is it there? to add cost? For looks?
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