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Intel Unveils Desktop Board Extreme DX79SR

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#2
I guess I was right about the fact that Nvidia was using a new board for the SLI GTX 690 picture then...
 
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#4
Uhmm the motherboard that includes the essentials without too many comments.

In any case a solid motherboard.
 
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Sweet board......being that intel makes the chip......shouldnt their boards come with secret sauce that draws more performance out of their own chips?
 
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#9
What is it with Intel and skulls?
I actually like them, the skulls give it a more serious down to business, no nonsense look. Or perhaps they listen to lots of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony music. They should get Bone Thugs to be like the face of extreme series motherboards, they already use skulls on their motherboards, and Bone thugs are widely known for their music and use of the same skulls. And Intel already has Will.i.am in the smartphones pages. i think it would be nice if they used Bone Thugs on their extreme motherboard page it would make much sense.

I should get me one of those Desktop Board Extreme DX79SR
 

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Look feel not bad, but sata port is not enough of x79 chipset. :)
But anyway thank you post this news. :toast:
 
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Intel makes very solid motherboards. They don't claim to be top overclocking motherboards or anything like that. They claim to have great motherboards and as far as I'm concerned they do have great motherboards.

Other companies use gimmicks on their motherboards too, but at least the skull isn't ugly like bullets, magazine clips, and other crap like that. That junk just gives motherboards a cheap look IMO.
 
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One thing i dont get, is why the board has southbridge cooler bigger than northbridge one
 
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One thing i dont get, is why the board has southbridge cooler bigger than northbridge one
Ugh....you do know that the design is not the same as a traditional north bridge / south bridge design layout. Essentially there is no north bridge just like the socket 1155. The PCI-E lanes come directly from the CPU and other functions that used to be handled by the north bridge are either part of the CPU or part of the south bridge. The x79 and other chipsets are now located where the south bridge is, hence the reason the heat sink is so big. The "north bridge" area now has only the PCH chip I believe.
 
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Design choices...

What is it with Intel and skulls?
What is it with MSI and rotary cannons/crayons?
What is it with ASRock and gold/Fatal1ty?
What is it with Gigabyte and firearms/magazines?
 
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If I'm not mistaken, that only PCI slot will get covered when using a dual graphics card...For me is what I call bad design...
 
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Haven't owned an Intel board since my D975XBX2 (BadAxe 2) back in the LGA775 days. Solid board with no complaints, though I expect nothing less of Intel.
 
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What is it with MSI and rotary cannons/crayons?
What is it with ASRock and gold/Fatal1ty?
What is it with Gigabyte and firearms/magazines?
For the techies who lack street cred or need more machismo
 
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What, no Intel Thunderbolt,......!?!

Pfft,.....
 

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AH, another board with true x16/x16/x8 direct to CPU for Crossfire/SLI.


I gots to get me an Intel contact!