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ASUS P6T7 SuperComputer Packs Two nForce 200 Chips, Graphics Expansion Galore

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There is a new X58 "SuperComputer" motherboard, this time not from ASRock, but from ASUS. The company is ready with a new LGA-1366 single-socket workstation motherboard that concentrates quite heavily on its PCI-Express expansion slots. THe motherboard packs seven full-length PCI-Express slots. To support these, ASUS used a clever design: two 16-lane PCI-Express channels from the X58 northbridge provide connectivity to an NVIDIA nForce 200 (BR-03) chip each. Each of these chips in turn broadcast the connection to two PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots (blue slots). The blue slots with a neighbouring black slot further have PCI-E switching logic that can divert 8 lanes to the black PCI-E x16 slots, when populated. As a result, it has seven slots worked out in all. The board supports ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI.

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in SLi?
can it run Crysis?
 
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This mobo is INSANE! :rockout:
 

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Does this mean eight video cards can be ran together or is that still something the drivers need to catch up to?
 

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in SLi?
can it run Crysis?
SLi only supports up to 4 GPU's, and you can only do that by using dual-GPU cards. Using single GPU cards, SLi only supports up to 3 GPU's.

And my single GTX285 runs Crysis.

Does this mean eight video cards can be ran together or is that still something the drivers need to catch up to?
The nVidia drivers support up to 8 GPU's independantly. So you couldn't run 8 GTX295's giving 16 GPU's, as the drivers only support 8.
 

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can it run Crysis?
Depends on the graphics card installed. If you have a GeForce 7300GT installed, forget Crysis.

This board should interest hardcore F@H enthusiasts who will probably use seven GTX 285 cards with waterblocks (assuming the fittings allow such a thing). Otherwise, workstation users can have multiple display-heads with as many as seven single-slot graphics cards.
 
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sweet looking board ASUS
 

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Lulz I meant :can the on board GPUs run crysis:laugh:(ps I know it cant)
 

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Lulz I meant :can the on board GPUs run crysis:laugh:(ps I know it cant)
The joke probably should have been ' what no IGP?? No thanks then..'

My joke is 'no pci slots? where do I plug in my Mx440 Crysis killer???'


--I like the way it looks but of course most of us have no reason for all of that.. Sure looks cool tho.. Will this be able handle 7 'SINGLE SLOT' GPUs for folding then??
 
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+1. I would rather have 6 PCIe x16 slots with ONE PCI, rather than 7 PCIe slots.
 

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And when it is out on the market it will probly be about $500.00 cnd w/o my 13% sales tax lol but hey 7 pcie slots lol
 

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I'll take the Quad Crossfire-X and Triple SLI at the same time, thank you!
 

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Holy Crap!
 
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I'm sold.

Glad I went with an intermediate P45/Q8200 upgrade instead of trying to squeezing a P6T6, DDR3, and an i7 into my budget. Now I absolutely know what I'm saving up for :D
 

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No! :D

All you PCI users have hundreds of boards to choose from, there's only 3 all-PCIe boards that I know of (including the P6T7, and excluding boards with a single slot).
 

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No! :D

All you PCI users have hundreds of boards to choose from, there's only 3 all-PCIe boards that I know of (including the P6T7, and excluding boards with a single slot).
+100

if you have a pci card this is obviously NOT for you. i DO believe they have pci-e sound cards these days. get modern...
 

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I've got the Asus P6T6 WS Revolution, which has just the one NF200 and six PCI-Express slots. This looks like my board on HGH and Steroids lol.
 
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Wow, amazing board. I wonder how much it will go for?