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Its quad, but you can run it in triple too. Tho 8 slots would be better, but I think it will need separate power for ram only. I remember that runing 6 slots on X58 was bit of issue, especially if you wanted them to run fast, quite a big jumps in voltage needed.
You can only run triple-channel with 3 sticks, I think.

A = (1)
B = (0, 2)
C = (4)
D = (3, 5)

So to run triple-channel make sure you use 3 different channels. But if you fill them up you use 4...unless somehow it becomes triple-channel with A, B and D for example while C is by its lonesome as a single-channel?
 
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Im waiting for an X79 mobo with a 1155 layout design, when every ram slot is a single channel that would be perfect as you can run 8\16GB of ram in quad-channel no probs
 
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This board looks magnificent, but it hardly feels like an upgrade design-wise compared to e.g. Extreme3 gen 3 board. It's almost same thing with a few twists, such as bigger heat sinks :) Nonetheless, awesome, I guess theres no need to change perfection!
 

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It's quad channel for 4 of the 6 slots (0, 2, 3, 5). Populate those slots for quad-channel. Otherwise, it's not quad-channel. I guess it would be dual channel if only (0, 2) or (3, 5) are populated. Correct me if I'm wrong though, but if you fill all six slots it would be single-channel for (1, 4) and quad-channel for the rest? Or 2x single channel for 1 and 4 each then 2x dual-channel for (0, 2) and (3, 5)? Are those possible?
why is no one else asking how this has "4 channel" ram with 6 slots?

is it quad channel? dual? triple? IT HURTS MY MIND
Read the second paragraph in the news post.
 

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Im waiting for an X79 mobo with a 1155 layout design, when every ram slot is a single channel that would be perfect as you can run 8\16GB of ram in quad-channel no probs
The reason that's unlikely is because wiring four channels through just one side of the socket would mean several additional PCB layers. If you spread it in groups of two on either sides of the socket, you can maintain the "typical" number of PCB layers with your design. On LGA1155 boards, there is wiring of just two channels that heads out east of the socket.

I seriously doubt you'll ever see the kind of motherboard design you're describing.
 
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I like the design
 
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very nice looking board but I still think its lacking on the USB 3.0 for being the highest end model. and the legacy PCI slot should be gone I would much rather see a pci x1. thats very interesting how the ram is separated in groups of 3
 

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is asrock based this board design on a nike shoes or something?coz i m sure i see this kind of design at some shoes before...anyway nice board!:)
 
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Nice looking mobo, but I thought these new motherboards were coming with 4 DIMM's each side o_O
 
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very nice looking board but I still think its lacking on the USB 3.0 for being the highest end model.
I count 2 USB 3 ports on the IO panel and an internal USB 3 header.

It has USB 3.
 
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I count 2 USB 3 ports on the IO panel and an internal USB 3 header.

It has USB 3.
I know it has 2 ports on the IO, but what I meant was it needs more of them, I don't see why they just can't put more on when it comes to these high end $250+ mobo's.

I'm a person that can't stand it when new tech comes out and we wait 1-2years before we use it. It just slows down our progress to new and better tech. If they make it why not just go all out, its better in every way.
 
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I know it has 2 ports on the IO, but what I meant was it needs more of them, I don't see why they just can't put more on when it comes to these high end $250+ mobo's.

I'm a person that can't stand it when new tech comes out and we wait 1-2years before we use it. It just slows down our progress to new and better tech. If they make it why not just go all out, its better in every way.
It's mainly a 2 fold problem, 1 non naitive support, and intel has yet to officially support it, once they do everyone will follow.
 
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why is no one else asking how this has "4 channel" ram with 6 slots?

is it quad channel? dual? triple? IT HURTS MY MIND
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read the 2nd para and... well, need 4 or 8 not this 6 crap. besides, with density being pretty high, who needs 6 or 8?
 
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read the 2nd para and... well, need 4 or 8 not this 6 crap. besides, with density being pretty high, who needs 6 or 8?
maybey it's hexa channel ! :roll:
 
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Looks like trouble for double slotted video cards and running more than one with that spacing.
 
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damn sexy board

I think it is a good idea to include 1 PCI slot during this long transitional phase to all PCI-E products
 
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damn sexy board

I think it is a good idea to include 1 PCI slot during this long transitional phase to all PCI-E products
I agree I still use a PCI sound card.
 

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seems like PCI E is taking a long time to completely snuff out PCI, same with SATA against IDE n USB against PS/2, Advantage of PS/2 is the Nkey rollover for keyboards
 

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seems like PCI E is taking a long time to completely snuff out PCI, same with SATA against IDE n USB against PS/2, Advantage of PS/2 is the Nkey rollover for keyboards
ISA took generations to change to PCI, floppy to CD, CD to DVD.. etc etc. progress is always slow.
 
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Looks like a fast MB. I like the 6 slot ram design. 4 slots for quad channel seems like a good route to go for over clocking ram. Very nice.
 

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#47
AsRocks quality has risen extremely high, i wouldnt doubt it does actually