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ASUS Launches X48 Rampage Formula & P5E3 Premium Motherboards

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With the official launch of the Intel X48 chipset drawing ever closer, ASUS, producer of the world leading motherboards, has announced the release of the ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n motherboard. This powerful motherboard is the newest member in the ASUS EPU family of motherboards, and is equipped with the latest Intel X48 chipset; and showcases the exclusive EPU Technology to combine vigorous performance with superb energy efficiency. Additionally, this outstanding motherboard supports DDR3 2000MHz dual-channel memory, dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes, 802.11n WiFi specifications and the innovative ASUS Express Gate for Internet access in just 5 secs.

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I'm still waiting for an x38/x48 (DDR2) to have esata. Nice boards though. (should there be a link to vr-zone?)
 
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I must say the aesthetics of those boards looks amazing, especially the P5E3 Premium. The red-scheme they got going is very pleasing to the eye.
 

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surf the net without booting into windows??

what kinda security procedures are in place to protect your system from being hacked or is there no need as you not booting into windows?!

Interesting...........I will being heading to the home of cheap computer goods (my family origin) Hong Kong this coming march.would be awesome if i could pick up one of these
 

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How come AMD cant get this exclusive EPU cpu power saving feature?
 

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Only thing i don't like about these boards is the huge heat-sinks around the socket. It increases the risk of having a confilct with after-market cpu coolers.
 

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nice,it looks like i'd have to get my step daughter with her little biddy hands to fit the cooler to the p5e3 tho'.There aint much space inbetween them heatpipes.
 
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Looks like a beast. Agreed on the heatsinks around the CPU, going to be nearly impossible to put a heatsink in there somehow.
 

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REmember, x48 is just x38 with a couple bloatware features and slightly higher overclocking ability.
 

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I think i'll just stick with my trusty p35 board,and see what comes along next.
 
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Hmmm. It's kind of redundant in having a higher OC'able new board on the market if you can't even use the cpu cooler of your preference.
 

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Tuniq tower would work. I'm going to MAKE my Infinity fit in my Maximus if I have to.
 

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Speaking of the Maximus, the Rampage is identical in layout. I kinda figured they would just slap the X48 on a Maximus, and call it something different.
 
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That blue/green/copper color combination looks fugly
 
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nice,it looks like i'd have to get my step daughter with her little biddy hands to fit the cooler to the p5e3 tho'.There aint much space inbetween them heatpipes.
What better excuse to go wet?:D
 

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is my idea or the board write maximus? "MA" between pci-x 1x????
lol! That would explain why I though it looked identical. :roll:
 
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it says formula between the pci-e sockets
at least thats what i can read.
 

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REmember, x48 is just x38 with a couple bloatware features and slightly higher overclocking ability.
and thats the reason to get it, if I can get my quad even just alittle higher up, I think its worth it.

Does anyone have any idea on actual release? Like when we can expect to see it in stores
 
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If your going to be building a rig quite soon, then I'd say wait for the x48's to come out so that the x38's get a lower price tag ;)
 

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I'm not changing my board again for a while.Or i could get one of these on the chance i may get 10 more fsb on my oc...............I dont think so.
 

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Speaking of the Maximus, the Rampage is identical in layout. I kinda figured they would just slap the X48 on a Maximus, and call it something different.
Me too.

They should have done it the Striker way, with a change in chipset and a few handy changes, they just made up a Striker II name, they could've called this Maximus II instead, sounds better. A few months ago when the name Rampage was doing rounds as tech-rumors, I was expecting this to turn out into a 4x PCI-E x16 board :shadedshu

Anyway, if we were to follow Intel's roadmap, the LGA 775/771 will be put to sleep Q1/Q2 2009. Those without a serious need to upgrade could wait for the new socket and Nehalem. P35 = Decent. However there could be a P45 in the meantime (P35 + PCI-E 2.0).
 

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I am sitting on a P965 right now, so the x48 will be the path I go.

And I was hoping for a 4 x 16 PCI X also! Kinda disapointed that its not
 
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I am sitting on a P965 right now, so the x48 will be the path I go.

And I was hoping for a 4 x 16 PCI X also! Kinda disapointed that its not
I don't know why you would be sad about this. ATM 2 cards are definitely not being used to its limits. MAYBE crysis. Ill put it into an analogy, 2 cards in 2008 is to 4 cards in 2010. And even then, I think that 2 cards will be almost 100% utilized and hence be the norm just how 2GB is the norm at the moment for system memory.
 
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be cool

asus sells lots of cpu coolers.i would think they design mobos with this in mine.sure its a tight fit but thats because of atx form.i really like lots of heatsinks on my board.