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    Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Adding the $3k Intel Xeon W-3175X, and hexa-channel RAM could easily push costs >$5k.
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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    I can see one of the big reviewers not putting on a static wrist strap and wrecking one. I still can't imagine what R&D costs where on this thing and I can't imagine them making it back

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    One has to wonder what Intel are trying to prove with this entire platform. So far (with rough numbers) the motherboard + CPU would cost at least £2,400 more than the Threadripper 2990wx + motherboard. Even if it is marginally faster, is that worth £2,400+ more?

    With £2,400 you could build an entire mid-range gaming PC!

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by afiretruck View Post
    One has to wonder what Intel are trying to prove with this entire platform. So far (with rough numbers) the motherboard + CPU would cost at least £2,400 more than the Threadripper 2990wx + motherboard. Even if it is marginally faster, is that worth £2,400+ more?

    With £2,400 you could build an entire mid-range gaming PC!
    This isn't for people that are worried about 2400 quid.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    This isn't for people that are worried about 2400 quid.
    I don't know people who buy just one workstation. The rule is the PC shouldn't keep the expensive to hire engineer working on it sat around waiting as that is really expensive, but it's hard to think of a task where this makes economic sense.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Even if you could make the raw price/performance make economic sense, the fact that this is a very new and low volume platform might still put people off. I'm sure early adopter glitches would be even less welcome in a very-expensive-engineer environment - at least TR4 has had a couple of years out in the wild so you can be fairly sure of what you're getting.

    Still, new and low volume certainly isn't an argument that will put the e-peen crowd off so I'm sure they'll sell a few.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The rule is the PC shouldn't keep the expensive to hire engineer working on it sat around waiting as that is really expensive...
    I wish our IT department saw it that way.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by afiretruck View Post
    I wish our IT department saw it that way.
    In a well run company they should, but it often isn't the case. That was one of the many reasons I left my last job. IT gave me a Windows laptop to work with, actual work was done on a Linux desktop that I rescued from the WEEE pile it was so out of date.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Well, it certainly looks pretty... I'm a sucker for decent mothrboard covers and faceplates/armour, anyway, but it's not ultra-angular either.
    The first pic in the article is some (comparatively) tasteful RGB, too.
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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    In a well run company they should, but it often isn't the case. That was one of the many reasons I left my last job. IT gave me a Windows laptop to work with, actual work was done on a Linux desktop that I rescued from the WEEE pile it was so out of date.
    Pretty much the same here. On joining I was presented with a Windows laptop and then told most of our work is done in Linux. It's all made worse by IT force-rebooting our laptops every night for 'maintenance'.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by afiretruck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    In a well run company they should, but it often isn't the case. That was one of the many reasons I left my last job. IT gave me a Windows laptop to work with, actual work was done on a Linux desktop that I rescued from the WEEE pile it was so out of date.
    Pretty much the same here. On joining I was presented with a Windows laptop and then told most of our work is done in Linux. It's all made worse by IT force-rebooting our laptops every night for 'maintenance'.
    Same here as well, they came to me and asked why I had a Linux pc on the network and what I needed it for, explained it's actually because I need it to do my job, weirdly. Then they came back and said it's company policy to install an anti-rootkit on it, fair enough, but then they asked me how to install it! Who the hell is supporting who here?

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    What we do not know from this article is the number of internal ASUS and Intel R&D projects which will benefit from all the raw horsepower this setup offers. As such, I don't believe that ASUS will need to make any sort of "profit" from retail sales i.e. they didn't design this board with the goal of selling a huge number to bleeding edge prosumers. Think instead of "Secret Space Program" (not so "secret" any longer, however), deep underground military bases ("DUMB"), and other exotic DARPA-like black projects that always get THE BEST technologies decades before any of it sees the light of day. If you think I'm delusional, those of you who are not following recent journalism about the Pentagon may not be familiar with reports of $21 TRILLION missing from Pentagon budgets, and the Pentagon just FAILED its latest comprehensive audit. A good investigator on this subject is author Joseph Farrell. Just my 2 cents here. p.s. "Secret Space Program" means that the audit trail is also another "secret" i.e. DOES NOT EXIST.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-Dominus-Extreme/

    With an over-sized motherboard like this one, ASUS should consider enhancing the DIMM.2 sockets to accommodate 4 x M.2 SSDs on each M.2 expansion card. With the availability of 8 x M.2 sockets adjacent to the CPU socket, the BIOS/UEFI should be enhanced to support all modern "bootable" RAID modes. This will free the standard x16 PCIe slots for other uses e.g. multiple GPUs. Now that "4x4" bifurcation is being supported by high-end motherboards, it seems only logical to support that "4x4" mode in these DIMM.2 slots.

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    Re: Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380

    Quote Originally Posted by MRFS View Post
    What we do not know from this article is the number of internal ASUS and Intel R&D projects which will benefit from all the raw horsepower this setup offers. As such, I don't believe that ASUS will need to make any sort of "profit" from retail sales i.e. they didn't design this board with the goal of selling a huge number to bleeding edge prosumers. Think instead of "Secret Space Program" (not so "secret" any longer, however), deep underground military bases ("DUMB"), and other exotic DARPA-like black projects that always get THE BEST technologies decades before any of it sees the light of day. If you think I'm delusional, those of you who are not following recent journalism about the Pentagon may not be familiar with reports of $21 TRILLION missing from Pentagon budgets, and the Pentagon just FAILED its latest comprehensive audit. A good investigator on this subject is author Joseph Farrell. Just my 2 cents here. p.s. "Secret Space Program" means that the audit trail is also another "secret" i.e. DOES NOT EXIST.
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