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Foxconn Preparing BloodRage GTI Edition

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  1. btarunr

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    Famed for creating one of the most well-presented Core i7-supportive motherboards with the original BloodRage X58, Foxconn is preparing a new variant of the said motherboard: the BloodRage X58 GTI. This variant is identical to the original design, for the most of the part. It even provides a near-identical feature-set and bundled accessories, except for a few minor changes: the digital PWM-based CPU power circuit has been replaced with a 14-phase hybrid PWM. In simpler terms, the CPU power circuit will consist of a portion of digital PWM circuitry, plus a portion consisting of standard chokes. From the picture (below) one can see the dark heatsink right above the CPU socket and chokes next to it. Apart from that, the standard feature set remains: support for ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technologies, up to 12 GB of DDR3 memory (3 DIMM slots in all), an expansive set of overclocker-friendly features such as Force-Reset, that restores the last known working BIOS state, and finally the SONAR X-Fi sound card. The BloodRage X58 GTI is expected to hit stores soon. A lot more is yet to be known about this SKU before predicting its price.

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    Alright when I got 5000 bucks to spend Im getting this board and the best I7 or whatever that is out for it :D
     
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    I hope thats not too long away because by then the i7 range will be obsolete and you wont be able to find that damned second card to crossfire with!
     
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    I wonder how much they will add to the price for the nice gti letters,and minor changes to the board.

    Also,does this mean the older board with just the digital pwm is inferior to this one? why did they need to change the pwm arrangement i wonder.
     
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    Rather subtract. That hybrid PWM looks like a cost-cutting measure to me.
     
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    so whats better in terms of performance / OC?
     
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    This is just a costdown version. No digital PWM saves a lot of $$.
    But why add GTI? To confuse us?
     
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    The first picture looks cheesy lol
     
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    lol. With tax and shipping (I live in CA, so I have to pay tax at newegg :shadedshu), the Bloodrage, i7 920 and GSkill 6GB set cost a little over $800. That's not too bad. :)
     
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    Cause they like teh VW's :rockout:
     
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    I was really hoping their next revision would be adding more mem slots. I don't need a 2500 MHz ram overclock, I need a sane (affordable) way to have 12 Gbs...
     
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    The majority of people that buy this board are not interested in running 12GB...if you need 12GB, there are plenty of X58 boards that offer that capacity, without some of the sick OC'ing features and looks.
     
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    i need this board but for the 940!!!! *cries profusly into palms*
     
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    What I liked about blood rage is its ability to use older socket 775 coolers.
     
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    seems foxcon time , i want see actions from other brands
     

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