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Seven PCI-Express Slot X58 ASUS Motherboard Shown at CeBIT

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  1. alexp999

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    Yes, you read the title correctly, on their stand at CeBIT, ASUS has a motherboard on show featuring seven full length PCI-Express slots. Four operate at full x16 speed, whilst the remaining three are at 8x speed. This has been achieved through the use of Intel's X58 chipset and the addition of two NVIDIA NF200 chips. Dubbed the P6T7 WS Supercomputer, it has been said to be the, "best choice for intensive parallel computing demand." Although no details yet on availability or pricing, the board is confirmed to support up to 24 GB RAM through six DDR3 slots, six SATA ports, two SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and two eSATA ports and the usual 7.1 onboard sound and gigabit ethernet. The featured shot shows the board "naked" so to speak but due to this, you can see how ASUS have crammed the northbridge, southbridge and two NVIDIA chips into the bottom right corner of the board. This has given the space for the seven PCI-E slots, though it will require some sort of low profile cooling solution so as not to obstruct the installation of any graphics cards.

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    Sources: TechConnect , Computerbase
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    A folder's dream!
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    afw New Member

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    Hmmmm

    Similar to P6T6 WS revolution ...... :wtf::wtf::wtf:
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    Ahh, but that only (lol) has 6 PCi-E slots.
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    septuple cfx/sli?
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    nice in all but spacing is still crap, ya it be good for single slot cards but what about Dual slot Monsters?
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    who needs dual slot monsters when you can have SEVEN single slot cards? imagine 7 4850s!
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    Like I said in the Folding Thread HOLY SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! How much does this Bad boy Run?
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    Its inevitable. PCI is going to ditched ^^
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    Its a Folders Dream Motherboard. :D
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    this board would be the only reason i'd go i7.
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    two Nvidia chips? What are those for?
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    pci-express controllers.
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    X58 can only give two x16 PCI-E ports, so the NVIDIA chips supply the rest.
    Its what is used on officially supporting SLI X58 mobos, to support TRI-SLI. Two from X58, one from NF200.
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    man.. can all those slot supports gpu cards.. need a big psu though
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    Would this do it? :p

    COOLMAX CUQ-1350B 1350W

    But in all seriousness, it would really depend on what cards you put in. Not like you can fit seven GTX295s
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    if all have enough lanes of bandwidth (8 is the minimum for Fastest Graphics cards) On the 295 bit, you wouldnt be able to utilize all the slots with dual slot cards because the slots are spaced single slot.
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    I don't think water cooled cards should have problems with single slot solutions... BTW, does nVidia support more than 3 cards in the drivers to make sense?
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    Looks like Fits will be dipping into his savings soon ;)
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    Sure you can - flexible PCIe x16 adapters. Will need to rig up a mounting system for 7 dual-slot cards, but I've seen mods in the gallery that were more involved. Having the slots in the first place is the hard part :D


    As for the board itself - I now have two choices when I upgrade, the P6T6 and the P6T7! Besides the awesome amount of PCIe (which means no PCI thankfully), there's no IDE, floppy, and the backplane looks pretty good.
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    I wonder if this is is big announcement! :D

    Seriously though, as others have said this is a folder's dream motherboard.. 7 9800GT's would make for a F@H monster I'm sure
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    O man... 7 cards for folding would be epic.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    This motherboard is almost pointless.

    I could see though why they used full slot pci-e though. Even smaller pci-e connectors can use these and if you needed a bigger slot for a sound card or whatever this can accomodate it.
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    7x 9800gt, ahhhh (dream)....

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