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Old August 18, 2009, 10:55 AM
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IMO, it doesn't matter for a few reasons:

#1: Less yet higher quality components will always trump the "more is better" approach

#2: Lynnfield really doesn't need a 16 phase power design

But yes, it seems to be a true 16-phase design.
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Old August 18, 2009, 11:07 AM
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IMO, it doesn't matter for a few reasons:

#1: Less yet higher quality components will always trump the "more is better" approach

#2: Lynnfield really doesn't need a 16 phase power design

But yes, it seems to be a true 16-phase design.
Oh, I quite agree, but if Asus and Gigabyte are going to play the numbers game, it'd be nice if they could at least build what they advertise, rather than artificially inflate the numbers.
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Old August 18, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Ooh, sweet!
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Old August 18, 2009, 01:45 PM
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It's exciting when a bunch of new hardware is about to be released, I am looking forward for full test reviews of those new boards. I'd say they got to be careful with the pricing if they don't want get too close to I7 boards. 200 $ is not too bad for a loaded board but IMHO it should be the upper limit or near it. Also, even if it doesn't do anything, I like the aesthetic of this board.
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Old August 26, 2009, 03:11 PM
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Am i the only one that noticed that Asus have put some plate on the back of the motherboard! Wont this stop anyone putting aftermarket coolers on because most aftermarket CPU coolers have a back bracket! Can someone explain i doubt Asus would make a board for overclocking and only allow pushpin heatsinks :o.
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