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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Hmm, I wonder if Asrock just had a bunch laying around.

    Frankly, I'll never buy a >1GbE interface that's not an Intel Chipset. I'll grin and bear Realtek for standard 1GbE but for my networking equipment and servers are always going to be Intel.
    Asus certainly have a load of the Aquantia chips laying around

    I'm mostly waiting for a switch I can afford though. Getting a pair of ASUS XG-U2008 to give my house a 10Gbit backbone seems poor value.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I get that a top end motherboard will be expensive, but I can get an Asus Threadripper mobo with 10GbE port for £520. The choice of 5GbE is just odd, an expensive yet not top end option. They seem to be bristling with LEDs and stuff that gets in the way of airflow for your money, I'm struggling to spot the must buy feature.
    You can get an Asus Threadripper mobo with 10GbE port for £520 now, IDK if TR boards are going to get a refresh for 3rd gen TR but if/when they do I'd put a pretty penny on prices going up for them also.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Asus certainly have a load of the Aquantia chips laying around

    I'm mostly waiting for a switch I can afford though. Getting a pair of ASUS XG-U2008 to give my house a 10Gbit backbone seems poor value.
    How many ports do you need?

    I'm eyeing up attaching one of these to a switch for my interserver connectivity:

    https://mikrotik.com/product/crs305_1g_4s_in

    Ooh, they've dropped in price

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    You can get an Asus Threadripper mobo with 10GbE port for £520 now, IDK if TR boards are going to get a refresh for 3rd gen TR but if/when they do I'd put a pretty penny on prices going up for them also.
    I'm sure I can't be the only person wishing for better networking. I know people with fttp internet connections as fast as my 1GbE home network, and high end routers and access points are advertising peak speeds over 1Gb/sec but with only a 1GbE wire going in. I expect 10GbE is still too tricky for general consumer use, but 2.5GbE with its low Cat5e requirement could still be quite an upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    How many ports do you need?

    I'm eyeing up attaching one of these to a switch for my interserver connectivity:

    https://mikrotik.com/product/crs305_1g_4s_in

    Ooh, they've dropped in price
    Two switches should do it.

    Ideally I want 10Gb out the server downstairs, into a switch so 10Gb link can go upstairs to another switch to feed PCs upstairs, including a 10Gb connection to my PC.


    When I bought my current X470 motherboard, the only 10GbE option I saw was the Asrock which was nearly £100 more expensive than the Asus I ended up with, and at that price I might as well just buy the same Aquantia chip on a £95 card.


    Edit: I see on Intel there is an Asrock board that *only* has a 2.5GbE network port, and that board is £145. That's promising for the future.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Z390...dp/B07JNF5T98/
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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I'm sure I can't be the only person wishing for better networking. I know people with fttp internet connections as fast as my 1GbE home network, and high end routers and access points are advertising peak speeds over 1Gb/sec but with only a 1GbE wire going in. I expect 10GbE is still too tricky for general consumer use, but 2.5GbE with its low Cat5e requirement could still be quite an upgrade.
    I just assumed, based on nothing whatsoever, that most people didn't even bother with wired connections these days, doesn't everyone use WiFi now.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I just assumed, based on nothing whatsoever, that most people didn't even bother with wired connections these days, doesn't everyone use WiFi now.
    Most people don't bother with PCs; so yes phones, TV and games consoles will usually be on WiFi.

    But once you make the leap to having a desktop, and that desktop has an ethernet port in it, I would like it to be a decent one. Compared with the HDMI (10.2Gbit), displayport (17 Gbit) and various USB 3.x connectors on the IO panel of my X470 board, the lan port bit rate is rubbish. Asus went to the expense of an Intel gigabit chip as well, which knowing how expensive Intel stuff is probably costs more than a faster 2.5GbE realtek chip.

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    If that price is correct that will make it AU$1080+
    I'll take 2................. twenty cent stickers showing this board on it!

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Asus always makes good products. I hope in this case everything is fine)

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    incorrect info

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    That moment when a motherboard is more expensive than my whole PC

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    Re: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 listed on Amazon UK (£675)

    Crazy amount of money, at that price might as well go for the Aorus Xtreme for the better VRM.

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