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    Any1 have this new R580 board yet ?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=345216

    According to various source this bad boy can do HTT300 multi 5, that's sound unreal to me. Any1 have their hand on this mobo yet ?
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    Looks good to me... nice 2nd gen chipset, and as you say it's putting out some bad boy speeds! Only thing I'm not so keen on is the ULi southbridge (I know they are supposed to be solid but... eww ULi ), and the fact that after you put a double slot graphics card in there is no usuable PCI-E 1x slot

    Anandtech had a review but it's been pulled down! These boards aren't suppose to exist yet because ATi haven't launched the chipset, but some cheeky/lucky buggers have got their mits on retail boards already!

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    Got my eye on the R580 boards to replace my current board. I hope they can live up to a lot of peoples expectations.

    Any idea on when these will be hitting the UK?
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    Rumour was that ATI's RD580 official launch date is 23 Feb.
    Abit's AT8 32X is supposed to be ready to roll too.

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    I wanna see what DFI are gonna bring to the fore before I think about digging into the "pointless-upgrade-funds"
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    Yah, this chipset combine with DFI uber-clocking features, yummy.
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    No idea about the validity of the sources, but someone at Anandtech forums mentioned that DFI has no intention of releasing a RD580 board (presumably on 939).

    http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...VIEWTMP=Linear

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    Except that they've already got one in pre-production:

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    Looks very nice indeed, although teh HS around the CPU might cause problem for big HSF i guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    Looks very nice indeed, although teh HS around the CPU might cause problem for big HSF i guess
    Hmmm, doubt it, should be fine. It would be a real rookie mistake, especially from a company like DFI who are supposed to be the enthusiast clockers, board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez815
    Couldn't that be an AM2 board instead?

    Generally speaking, I've heard more praise for motherboard layout for Asus than for DFI.

    That said, I wouldn't mind the least if DFI releases a socket 939 RD580 boards: anything that might help with driving the prices down is welcome. I find it slightly absurd that the A8R32 is currently priced higher than the A8N32, when the former lack some of the gravy of the later (heatpipe/8 phase). Even if those are not necessary for the RD580, it should lower the price of the motherboard.

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    The Asus RD580 board only has 1 PCI x1 slot and that looks like my X1900XTX would actually block it

    Waiting to see what the others produce as I want to go PCI-E Raid soon.
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    don't think it's an M2 board from the looks of it tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by bright_
    don't think it's an M2 board from the looks of it tbh
    Agree, AM2 is supposed to have a completely new heatsink mounting.

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    Hasn't anyone but Asus announced an RD580 board yet?

    Can't see anything on the ABit, DFI or MSI websites....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice
    Couldn't that be an AM2 board instead?
    Are you volunteering to count the pins?


    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis
    Waiting to see what the others produce as I want to go PCI-E Raid soon.

    What card are you looking at dude? I want the Areca ARC-1220, but it's *slightly* out of the price range


    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis
    Hasn't anyone but Asus announced an RD580 board yet?
    Not that I know off... Asus are usually quite quick off the board (huuuuge company!)

    Suman

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