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ASUS Could have X58 Motherboards Available by Core i7 Launch Date

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 18, 2008.

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    To bad its still only truly a quad core.
     
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    The curiosity of the expected price gives me the shivers, anyway I will still be waiting for the P53, P55, and the G55 to be released if the price goes through the roof. And when I do, a dual-core will hopefully serve us well.
     
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    forget about Abit when it's come to mobos. they're just dead
    kinda sad really
     
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    abit quited?
     
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    It's triple channel, dual channel kits do no good.

    This is what happens with them, you end up in single channel mode (eew :p)
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    wow you people really dream don't you, the X58 will have twice the layers to build it compared to a high end motherboard now days to support the high frequencies. so expect to pay 300 low end (features missing) and 500 high end (i read that @ a few places am afraid) so the concept of 1000+ still hold

    i think its 7/8 layers low end and up to 9/12 for high end (that's a guess)
     
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    Tri-channel is indeed a checkmark feature. However, a single stick of DDR3 should be functional. From what I have read dual DDR3 memory modules will yield noteworthy performance improvements over a single module configuration. And finally Tri-channel will improve performance over dual but not on the same magnitude as going from single to dual. So it looks like Tri-channel will be a diminishing return, and a nicety but certainly not a necessity.

    In my estimate I made room for flux between ~$200 to ~$300 for X58 motherboards. Although if ASUS is indeed first to market with X58 boards we may see some elevated prices due to the lack of competition. Prices often go up on new introductory products that are hard to keep in stock so it may go even higher initially (~$50 to ~$100 price gouging on the board alone if not more). DDR3 memory prices may go up slightly too in conjunction with increased demand in both the OEM sector and retail upgrade kits for the DIY.

    I’ll still stick with the original approximation though knowing full well that there are a number of factors that could increase the bottom line.

    I paid about ~$300 or a little more for my ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard when it first came out. Therefore it wont be the first time or the last time I pay upwards of ~$300 on a motherboard. I’ll just try not to make too much of a habit of it ;)

    A raw estimate of ~$300 on the CPU and ~$300 on the motherboard is in the comfortable range for me and along the lines of what I have paid for such a combo in the past.
     
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    X58 mobo prices shouldnt concern me.....after all I am a 790i Ultra owner :eek: I paid £225 for my board....thats almost $450US.......I think that will buy me a half decent x58, I already have DDR3 so just the CPU left......but hey, I just remembered......I dont want one!
     
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    process a 1080p HD video using Adobe primeir and tell me how fast it does it
     
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    If he doesn't have a HD camera, it wouldn't make a difference for him.
     
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    I'm fine enough with dual channel as it is. Those photos show that the motherboard has 6 memory slots. If they support the same memory, this is a workstation motherboard that is installed with FB-DIMM memory. Seeing tri-channel in action will be interesting, but I suspect an upgrade in quad-channel later on if that is the case. Number 3 is the PC's unlucky number at most applications when stability comes into play.
     
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    I think tri-channel ram is about as retarded as AMDs tri-core. Maybe its just me *shrugs*. Then again i was kinda late to jump on the dual channel bandwagon too.
     
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    Ah, that's interesting. Then you can just reuse the old mem and buy some more of same stuff when it gets cheaper. Wondered why the early boards had only 4 slots but seems they still have 3 channels.

    I think it's great. 2gigs is too little and 4 gigs is too much for 32bit. 3x1GB is perfect for most users in Vista. And if you don't want 6GB in x64 you can still start of with 2x2GB or go for crazy overclocks with 4x1GB and still have room for memory upgrade.

    It gives more choices and I'm sure that triple-kits will come out quite soon. Mean while peeps can just buy single modules.
     
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    The X58 support maxium 24 gigs ;)
     
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    Its just the concept really. 3? Seems it would go to quad instead of triple (since quad is already being used in Intel servers)
     

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