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ASUS Gives Rampage III Extreme 4-way SLI Capability with ROG Xpander

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ah the daughterboard, I thought that had gone by the way side, latencies through the roof, etc. not to mention the nightmare of case mounting. oh well I guess it was easier than launching a new board.
 
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i don't think anyone would have that as crssfire only goes up to 4 gpu's that and the 5970 only has one crossfire finger. So even if you did have 4 5970's in one machine only two cards would be talking to each other in CF
forget gaming, i want to see some number crunching.
 
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DOES NO ONE READ THE POST ANYMORE??????

For the cheap seats: THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO RUN IN A CASE, ONLY FOR TEST BENCHES!!!!

It clearly states this in the article.
 
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ehhh looks like the board would break in pear freakishness
 
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I thought Quad SLI did not give any benefits over Tri-SLI? Thought I read some benchmark where they did 3x GTX 480 vs 4 and the quad setup actually was a little slower.

Source
 

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#32
DOES NO ONE READ THE POST ANYMORE??????

For the cheap seats: THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO RUN IN A CASE, ONLY FOR TEST BENCHES!!!!

It clearly states this in the article.
add forceware 197.75 which support 4-way SLI exclusively on GTX470/480 only

I see that this is an upgrade to those existing user of R3E which would run 4-way SLI without buying another mobo
 

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#33
Definately a frankenstein solution.Wonder how many people will mod their cases to fit this in.Would be a problem screwing the cards in though.

how do you fit the Video card inside the case with the PCIex slots higher than the normal board?


I dont think you can. I think its purely for test benches.
This has to be the stupidest product I've ever seen ASUS release.

However, I much prefer this than 15x boards, all with the same chipset.


I think they'll be lucky to sell 100 pieces.


And benchmarking just became the stupidest thing ever now. Liek really...numbers matter that much that they invest the R&D on this, rather than decent bioses? hire another bios programmer, you silly people! Manpower is needed, not useless benchmark power!


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the army uses sgi scalable computer in there war room you can just add a new rack with new system slots so if you want a 200 pci express slots you can have 200 and upto 1000 cpus all connected together with numa flex .
 

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...and then it turns into a motherboard sandwich?no thx.on a side note,could you put one on top of another,like LEGO?
 

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I think it is a much better idea, then like gigabyte UD9 which is 700, make it an add on and then it makes the Asus R3E much more affordable
THAt, I can 100% agree with, but that gigbyte board is a bit over the top....

$700 can get you a Crosshair4 Formula, Phenomx6 1090T, and 4GB of ram.

:shadedshu
 

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Wonder if this will work on other mobos?
 
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Were do I put my sound card?
 

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Wonder if this will work on other mobos?
If there's 4 slots' gap between the x16 slots on the mainboard, yes it could work.
 

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The need to make a the ROG-RAM XTENDER for crosshair IV so that ram can GET THE HELL AWAY FROM MY HEATSINK!!! lol
 

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That fan is the exact fan from my old Dell laptop. Looks to me like Asus have just been scrounging for parts. Don't see why they didn't just put this whole Quad SLI thing on their board in the first place, oh wait, yes I do: they can sell this as an extra and then make more money off it.

If I wanted Quad SLI, I'd just buy an EVGA 4x SLI Classified or a Gigabyte UD9 (don't know if it does Quad-SLI but it will do Quad Crossfire).
 

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don't need soundcard for benchmarking.it's for 4-way SLI anyway
Don't need a sound card full stop, waste of money :)
 

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Don't need a sound card full stop, waste of money :)
Yeah, if you are deaf. :D

No, but seriously, not even the best on-board even remotely compares to even a decent mid range sound card in sound quality. My Audigy 2ZS alone likely beats all on-board solutions in sound quality.

So, the only way a sound card is a waste of money is if you don't care about sound quality, or have speakers and headphones so crappy that it doesn't matter how good your signal is, as they are the bottleneck.