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Old 05-06-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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The Motherboard of all motherboards?

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Two Nvidia nForce 200 chips? Check. Seven (SEVEN!) PCI-E Gen 2 x16 slots? Check Three-way SLI and CrossFireX support? Check and check. Put it all together and you have the recipe for Asus' newly launched P6T7 WS SuperComputer motherboard.
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...er_motherboard
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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The Motherboard of all motherboards?
Looks so.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:16 PM   #3
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Except for the fact that its intel based (nothing wrong with it, I just prefer AMD) that is one wicked looking motherboard...

Upto 24gigs of ram... NICE!
SLI OR Crossfire (freakin finally)
looks like about 14 or so USB slots. lol
7 PCI-E slots lol (can you plug a 1X PCI-E card into a X16 PCI-E slot? If so wicked, if not then we could use a couple of those)

If this motherboard was a decent price and I was in the market of making a new computer or replacing old parts I would consider this mobo and even be willing to switch to intel and a 64bit OS just to take advantage of all that possible ram.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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oops, 2 of those USB slots are the E-SATA ports.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:44 PM   #5
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Looks fantastic... just need a price.
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can you plug a 1X PCI-E card into a X16 PCI-E slot?
Nope. Completely different bus. It's not like PCI-E and PCI-E2.0 which use the same bus.
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Nope. Completely different bus. It's not like PCI-E and PCI-E2.0 which use the same bus.
Actually from what I have been reading, thats not true.

A x1 PCI-e based card will work in a x16 PCI-E slot

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...23504&aq=f&oq=

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102...hreadID=293432

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express
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A PCIe card will fit into a slot of its physical size or bigger, but may not fit into a smaller PCIe slot. Some slots use open-ended sockets to permit physically longer cards and will negotiate the best available electrical connection. The number of lanes actually connected to a slot may also be less than the number supported by the physical slot size. An example is a x8 slot that actually only runs at x1; these slots will allow any x1, x2, x4 or x8 card to be used, though only running at the x1 speed. This type of socket is described as a "x8 (x1 mode)" slot, meaning it physically accepts up to x8 cards but only runs at x1 speed. The advantage gained is that a larger range of PCIe cards can still be used without requiring the motherboard hardware to support the full transfer rate in so doing keeping design and implementation costs down.

So I answered my own question
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