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Old March 14, 2012, 08:58 PM
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A little over a week ago, we had the opportunity to check out and even briefly go hands-on with next-generation ASUS motherboards based on a yet-to-be-released Intel 7-series chipset, specifically the enthusiast-grade Z77 Express. In this article we take a sneak peak at a number of boards including the Maximus V and Z77 Sabertooth.

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Old March 15, 2012, 12:58 AM
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I like that the ROG board's vrm cooling has barbs and doubles as a waterblock.
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I like that the ROG board's vrm cooling has barbs and doubles as a waterblock.
air or water. its a 3/8 OD barb.

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we can confirm (...) these new motherboards will be based on the current LGA1155 socket and will support the current 2nd generation Intel Core processors
Yay upgrade path for me from my Intel motherboard that seems to pipe all GPU electrical noise to the headphones (either that or I get the pricedropped Z68s when these come out)

I like the newer non-RoG / Sabretooth heat sinks with their more straight lines. They definitely look better than the H/P/Z6x series with those wavy designs that looked like they'd trap heated air pockets.

What's the M-PRO's PWM configuration? It looks like 6+2+2 or something by counting chokes.
Also, is the large amount of power phases for efficiency, does ASUS use cheaper FETs, or is Ivy Bridge going to release some 125W processor? With good FETs, 4-phase is enough for a moderate OC on current 1155 processors.
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Make that waterblock fit the x79 deluxe, sell it for $60, and take my money!
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I cannot for the life of me, trust that so called "Thermal Armor" on the sabertooth boards. I really do mot know why. I guess that it look like it would trap in heat rather than dissipate it.
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Yay upgrade path for me from my Intel motherboard that seems to pipe all GPU electrical noise to the headphones (either that or I get the pricedropped Z68s when these come out)
Actually both of my ASUS boards (Z68 & X79WS) do the same thing.
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It works to some extent, I tested on the P67 variation. ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review
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Yeah but I bet it can get really dusty and dirty in there quite fast.....

Not trying to debunk you Eldonko....just voicing concerns.
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That Sabertooth would be a perfect fit for my current case!
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