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ASUS Launches ROG Blitz Extreme Motherboard

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  1. malware New Member

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    In order to cater to increasing demands of gaming enthusiasts for an outstanding gaming performance motherboard, ASUS has today released the brand new ROG Blitz Extreme motherboard. State-of-the-art technologies like Crosslinx overcome bottlenecks in performance while the revolutionary Fusion Block System allows the Blitz Extreme to operate at cooler temperatures. All these advantages add up to provide gamers with a better gaming and overclocking experience.

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    Crosslinx Technology Enables Full Graphics Potential
    Built for extreme gaming, the ROG Blitz Extreme motherboard provides excellent graphical support with multiple GPU support – the standard for power gaming users. Traditional Intel P35 motherboards can only support PCIe x16 and x4 lanes – limiting performance outputs. The ROG Blitz Extreme on the other hand, is able to utilize ASUS’s exclusive Crosslinx technology that features a dedicated graphics controller to optimizes PCIe allocation with dual x8 lanes. This enhanced dual x8 graphics resolves bottlenecks in performance and exceeds x16 and x4 solutions – providing higher frame rates for better gaming experiences.

    Better Thermal Performance with Dual Path Cooling Solution
    The ASUS Fusion Block System works by utilizing a sophisticated heatpipe system with a waterblock cooling solution that connects the waterblock to the watercooling circuit without requiring the purchase of an extra chipset waterblock. Not only does this save the user money, it also provides users with 47% lower temperatures in comparison to pure heatpipe cooling designs. Building on the ROG’s unique heatpipe system, the Fusion Block System provides a dual path cooling system; with just one extra connect to the Fusion Block System, users will be able to cool down MOSFET, Northbridge & Southbridge at the same time – allowing gamers to achieve maximum performance while keeping their PCs cool.

    The ASUS ROG Blitz series of motherboards also comes in two other versions – the ROG Blitz Formula and the ROG Blitz Formula (Special Edition). Both versions will come with Crosslinx, however only the ROG Blitz Formula (Special Edition) will contain the Fusion Block System.

    For more information regarding the ASUS ROG Blitz motherboards or any other product, please visit the company website at http://www.asus.com & http://rog.asus.com.

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  2. russianboy New Member

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    no AMD?

    whats w/ the audio?
     
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    I like the integrated WC
     
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    Asus always take the standard Intel HD audio chip and package it on a separate card to make you think it's superior and to save space. ;) Well, with their top of the range mainboards anyway.
     
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    Better to have the sound optional than integrated.
     
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    Is this site Sponsored by ASUS?

    I read news from this site regularly. But not every article or post & review, and i have this feeling that these sites are ASUS friendly...

    (not that i have something against asus):toast:
     
  7. FatForester New Member

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    Agreed.
     
  8. D-rock New Member

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    They said this board is for extreme gaming enthusiasts. Nobody in that class of customer would be using an AMD cpu, just intel core 2 duos.
     
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    I say what the consumer does, as I am the consumer.

    democracy my ass.
     
  10. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I second that!!!!!:toast::D
     
  11. Atech New Member

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    Consumer = customer sans brain and sans choice.

    The ideal consumer doesn't choose, it consumes idly and indiscriminately. They're the product of producerism.
     
  12. russianboy New Member

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    Well isn't that nice.
     
  13. Atech New Member

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    Indeed.
     
  14. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    i reading this right it wont even be able to use dual 8x00 series cards :p thats a waste of money
     
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    :wtf: How is x8 faster than x16?

    Can someone explain this technology for me?
     
  16. Atech New Member

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    You'll have to wait for the BS to English translators over at anandtech or similar :p
     
  17. russianboy New Member

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    lol
     
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    While I think this board is kick ass, one thing concerns me verily. Well two things: no dual 16X support, I mean, come on Intel, even AMD has a dual 16x mobo out there. 2) no AMD type boards. Granted, Intel is now in the lead, however, Id still like to see something like this for the AMD crowd.
     
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    most intel chipsets only have 20 lanes on the northbridge. On most boards, these lanes are split, so that the first pcie slot has the full 16 lanes, leaving only 4x lanes left on the other one. While this will work with multi-gpu setups, the 4x bottom slow severely limits bandwidth. So instead of doing it this way, they split them 8x/8x, and leave a few lanes left over for other pcie 1x slots or something. 8x lanes is more than enough for most graphics cards.
     
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    4M L2 cache yeah!
     
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    They need to hide those latencies somehow :rolleyes:
     
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    i mean its flashy, but it doesnt look like something i would buy. i dont like asus's heatsinks on this board. i dont like how the setup on the sound hookup (to big)... not saying its not a good worthy board, just dont like it.
     
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    I have Dual 8X and Quad Core support, what's different?
     
  24. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    this one is shiny and new
     
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    Hooray?
     

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