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#2
Nice board, but all that and no coolers on the MOSFET's? :p

...and does that 3DMark06 score seem kinda low to anyone else?
 

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What? ASRock for enthusiasts? Since when?
 

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lolz Asrock has rly risen its quality from where they started =:O
 

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#5
Actually!!!

Asrock is not the only and not the first to support Penryn on 680i!!!

EVGA released a BIOS update for the CPUs a few weeks back ;) oh and that simple heatsink on a 680i?These puppies get quite hot on far more elaborate cooling solutions...

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Agreed. From inception to production. EVGA just did the bios update though. Nice board, I really like it.
 

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Does this mean ASRock has the best engineers around or that nVidia is developing deliberately crippling the 680i to sell the 780i?
 
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#9
Nice board, but all that and no coolers on the MOSFET's? :p

...and does that 3DMark06 score seem kinda low to anyone else?
5 Phase, You dont really need MOSFET cooling. I would immediatelu rip that stock NB cooler off and grab one HR-05 SLi IFX and HR-05 IFX, SB and NB cooling respectively.

That benchmark is severely bottlnecked :eek:

EDIT: This board's NB and CPU socket positioning allows HR-05 IFX and Ultra 120 eXtreme to be installed in their proper orientations.
 

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Very interesting! I wonder how much these retail for. Anyone saw one on newegg yet?
 

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asrock = asus for those that dont know.

This is one helluva budget board....
 

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I love the way ASRock labels everything on their boards...
 

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glad to see that its 680i and the POS 780i
 
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I'm glad to see a mobo company actually innovating with their boards, rather than slavishly copying the reference design. Go ASRock go!

Like some have said there is a possibility that the NB and SB could get too hot, but given the amount of thought that's gone into this design, I'm thinking ASRock will have that covered.
 

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Horrible placement of the 24-pin connection though...why the hell did they put that there!?!?!

If I was in the market for a 680i board...that would deter me from this as a purchase. Aside from that, very promising features and support...which is very cool. Good to see ASRock continuing their enthusiast level MB releases...now to create a design that's a little more conformative to what users will want...it can't cost too much to place that 24-pin at the edge on the other side of the DIMMS can it? If it does...well, at least in my case (antec 900) it would be worth it to find a different MB. A 24-wire harness + plugin doesn't route the best and could get in the way there, causing issues for cooling, coolers, airflow and such...defeating the point of entusiast level performance....now in the future when power cables are the size of SATA cables it'd be fine...but we gotta ways to go before that happens. Just my thoughts, opinions and preferences though.

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ASROCK = ASUS!!!!!!!!! I'm gonna lose it haha.

Asus made the Asrock brand to sell budget products without interfering with their reputation of making only "high end uber leet boards".

I guess now they figured they'll make high end boards and try them out under Asrock's name or just charge less and sell more.
 
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Asus hasn't exactly maintained its reputation on its own anyway. I prefer Gigabyte over Asus now.
 
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Asus hasn't exactly maintained its reputation on its own anyway. I prefer Gigabyte over Asus now.
I agree, that's why I put that in quotations above lol

But I did just order an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe haha. I guess the fancy cooler, eSata, etc sucked me in haha. I was looking hard at the $90 Gigabyte board, but I saw too many bad reviews from failures.
 

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Asus have great boards - as long as you stick with the intel chipsets. The other failures arent so much asus fault, as most boards with the same chipsets had the same problems (680i + quad cores, for example)

Asus even had older boards updated to suppport 45nm, down to the 965 chipset - they ARE doing good work if you ignore the odd failure (it just happens that the worst boards are often the most expensive)
 
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Asus have great boards - as long as you stick with the intel chipsets. The other failures arent so much asus fault, as most boards with the same chipsets had the same problems (680i + quad cores, for example)

Asus even had older boards updated to suppport 45nm, down to the 965 chipset - they ARE doing good work if you ignore the odd failure (it just happens that the worst boards are often the most expensive)
Not a fan of intel :D I can't stand the older intel chipsets, so I hate those regardless of intel making them haha. I've had nothing but quirks with them so I stay far away. Nvidia has never let me down in chipset or graphics, so they will keep all of my business.
 

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Right. All the left-over 680i chips after the manufacturers moved on to 780i were picked up by ASRock and they came up with this. Nice board layout. They also came up with a Penryn 1600 board based on the NForce 650i SLI. Not sure Yorkfield would work though.

ASRock is the MacGyver of the motherboard industry.
 

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Right. All the left-over 680i chips after the manufacturers moved on to 780i were picked up by ASRock and they came up with this. Nice board layout. They also came up with a Penryn 1600 board based on the NForce 650i SLI. Not sure Yorkfield would work though.

ASRock is the MacGyver of the motherboard industry.
so what did evga do with the thousands of 680i's from the 780i step up program?

AsRock = macgyver..... YES! they always have some weird off the wall thing on almost every board. remember that one that was a 939 board with DDR1 but had a slot to put in the AM2/ddr2 upgrade card? that was weird.
 

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so what did evga do with the thousands of 680i's from the 780i step up program?
Refurbished them and sold them to 'emerging markets'. You get the T1 board for $160~$170 here. Not seen A1 / BP though. The fact that the T1 board here is cheaper than in the US makes it evident.

AsRock = macgyver..... YES! they always have some weird off the wall thing on almost every board. remember that one that was a 939 board with DDR1 but had a slot to put in the AM2/ddr2 upgrade card? that was weird.
Crossfire on Intel 945P. Ever heard of that? http://www.asrock.com/product/ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.htm

The bizarre part is "AGI Express" Something sort of deviation from PCI-E


Innovative fellows.