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    News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    May indicate a pulled-in release.
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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Interesting using the Quad channel memory, also having them on separate sides of the motherboard, wouldn't that introduce bottlenecks, or maybe very small ones.
    Memory for this board looks like it will be incredibly expensive, and you would have to replace all your RAM if you decide that you wanted more.

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by warejon9 View Post
    Interesting using the Quad channel memory, also having them on separate sides of the motherboard, wouldn't that introduce bottlenecks, or maybe very small ones.
    Memory for this board looks like it will be incredibly expensive, and you would have to replace all your RAM if you decide that you wanted more.
    I don't see why? It would use standard ddr3 used in today's boards. Just two dual kits and your sorted!

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    There's no need whatsoever to use RAM in dual/tri/quad channel mode. I believe dual-channel only provides a 2% speed boost as well.

    Nothing wrong with mixing and matching, unless you want to overclock in which case matched sets are handy. Still not essential though.

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Bottlenecks how so? The distance to the RAM should decrease if anything to reduce latency? 4GB modules aren't too expensive, and 8GB is still plenty for now so just buy two modules and leave room for expansion later.

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    14 SATA ports.... Really....

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    14 SATA ports.... Really....
    Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that was overkill!

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that was overkill!
    I'm thinking a few more would be handy ... banish those 8x SATA cards to the scrap heap. Very surprised they haven't used SFF-8087 sockets for at least some of the ports .. maybe on a microatx board. I'll probably upgrade to whatever Supermicro make of this with one of the ultralow power Xeons ...

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    So Intel could launch Ivy Bridge in late 2011 and then we find out it will be 2012.

    Now,Intel could launch Sandy Bridge E in September but then again it may be a bit longer.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    I'm thinking a few more would be handy ... banish those 8x SATA cards to the scrap heap. Very surprised they haven't used SFF-8087 sockets for at least some of the ports .. maybe on a microatx board. I'll probably upgrade to whatever Supermicro make of this with one of the ultralow power Xeons ...
    Probably because they don't want to offer a cheaper alternative workstation offering I'm sure the equivalent chipset for Xeon's will include SAS for those expensive workstations

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    What are those 2 connectors between red SATA and 24pin ATX conn? Not those 2 vertical black SATA, but the other 2 black connectors?

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by Boki_ View Post
    What are those 2 connectors between red SATA and 24pin ATX conn? Not those 2 vertical black SATA, but the other 2 black connectors?
    Probably just a pre-production socket. The asrock retail X79 doesn't have them:
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=30620

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    I've already seen that pic so I'm asking, because haven't seen on asrock mobo... New standard maybe, or anything for server

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    I'm struggling to think of a way to make use of even half those SATA ports, let alone all 14!

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    Maybe 12x velociraptor for raid 0+1 and 2 additional optical drives

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    Re: News - Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge Extreme motherboard spotted at COMPUTEX

    I like the PCIe slot layout, it's much like the Asrock P55 Deluxe, good spacing between 1st & 2nd.

    The RAM layout is odd though, I suppose it's not known yet how the socket size will follow through
    into the necessary size of aftermarket coolers, and thus how installed RAM will live with large
    heatsinks & fans, especially in push/pull setups. Anyone know what the expected TDP will be for
    SBE chips?

    I suppose it also means extra cooling for RAM will be more difficult, ie. 2 units instead of one, and
    the bank near the rear sockets will presumably have to cope with air that's already come from the
    CPU HSF. Hmm, will have to wait for the proper launch to see how it behaves.

    I just hope it means prices for X58 CPUs will drop. I'd like to buy a 970, but it's still too expensive
    given the performance of a 2600K.

    Re storage, I'd like to see at least a couple of SAS ports on boards at this level. I found it relatively
    easy to obtain some fast SAS drives (600GB 15K), ideal for video, more reliable than consumer SATA.

    Ian.

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