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    News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performance

    Remember A-DATA's recently-announced tri-channel DDR3 kits for Intel's X58 motherboards? Well, here's a set of early performance figures.
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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    WOW is all i can say!

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    Very nice, but there's something I don't understand: Now the memory controller has moved to the CPU, why do you need such immense cooling of the northbridge and southbridge?

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    I cant wait till after christmas + upgrade time

    The motherboard is still a extreme overclocking board and has crossfire/(SLI?) so you expect that kind of cooling included when you pay the premium.

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Very nice, but there's something I don't understand: Now the memory controller has moved to the CPU, why do you need such immense cooling of the northbridge and southbridge?
    so the southbridge and north where used has memory controlers? if so, and the cpu now takes care of such things, why bother having a north/southbridge at all in a mobo?

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    so the southbridge and north where used has memory controlers? if so, and the cpu now takes care of such things, why bother having a north/southbridge at all in a mobo?
    Because if you didn't have them you wouldn't have any ports or slots to plug everything else into..

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    The southbridge never had a memory controller, its for things like floppy controller, HDD controller, USB controller etc. Its been a fairly light-weight chip for a while now that needs very little cooling on the majority of implementations.

    The northbridge will still have a fair amount of work to do, as it will probably still interface the PCI-Express bus to the on-die memory controller.
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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Very nice, but there's something I don't understand: Now the memory controller has moved to the CPU, why do you need such immense cooling of the northbridge and southbridge?
    Why do you need such a big heatsink anyway (it's not a question). It's just stupid marketing, as they never work anyway. A £2 Zalman normally does a better job than them, and at least with ICH8 you didn't need a heatsink at all on the southbridge, yet still they loaded as much metal as possible on them.

    Love how the ASUS owned company have had a stab at Gigabyte for unnecessarily using up our copper reserves, yet ASUS themselves probably use about 3 times more per board than any other manufacturer (unless of course it's just copper painted, as is often the case...), at least until MSI came along with their stupid loop-the-loop things.

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan




    thats a poorly cropped photo, and there seems to be something obscuring the view... shame

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    Re: News - A-DATA and ASUS get together to demonstrate Intel Nehalem's DDR3 performan

    Lol! some kind of motherboard eh!
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