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Old August 21, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Default Asus Launching New TUF Series Sabertooth 55i Motherboard

For those as tired of reading P55 announcements as we are of writing them, here is something to get really excited about. Asus is introducing a whole new lineup of motherboard (or at least one new board for now) that is geared straight for the extreme enthusiast.

Asus already has their Republic of Gamer boards for the enthusiast market, and the n... [ Read full article ]
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Old August 21, 2009, 02:07 PM
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So lookin at the projected prices of the decent p55 motherboards$250;00/$200;00,not noing how much the cpu's will be[lets say around $200;00/ $250;00] ram $100;00/$150;00/4gb = ave price $575;00

I think for about a$50;00/ $100;00 more you can get a i7 systym

Just a thought i had
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Old August 25, 2009, 04:40 PM
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"dual PCIe x16 with Crossfire and SLI"
This P55 stuff looks a lot better then I thought.
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The 'CoolMem" idea is pretty awesome imo for people running on air. From a WC standpoint, its pretty much useless though.
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"dual PCIe x16 with Crossfire and SLI"
This P55 stuff looks a lot better then I thought.
Er. Didnt we already cover this fact?

To set the record straight, again: P55 cannot do dual 16x SLI/Xfire. They can CALL it dual x16, because mechanically it has two (or more) x16 slots, but its still a 8/8 electrical connection.
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Er. Didnt we already cover this fact?

To set the record straight, again: P55 cannot do dual 16x SLI/Xfire. They can CALL it dual x16, because mechanically it has two (or more) x16 slots, but its still a 8/8 electrical connection.
I thought we covered it to but calling it dual 16x with sli /crossfire is slightly misleading.
Just explain to me the point of calling it dual 16x if its doing 8/8....there must be a reason but I'm not seeing it .
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Old August 25, 2009, 09:51 PM
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And if the board had an NF200 chip somewhere, you can bet that it would be advertised. Definitely only 8x/8x on this board.

This really does seem like a case of Asus competing with itself. And with all the marketing-speak, heaven help anyone actually trying to figure out which boards are better than others. I'm slightly interested in the heatsink treatment, although I doubt it will magically negate the need for airflow.
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There are alot of nice p55 boards...I'm impressed.
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Just to clarify, although this is an enthusiast product, it's not focused on overclocking, that remains the reign of the RoG boards.

This series is intended for those who want a motherboard built with the best possible components with an eye towards long-term stability & reliability at stock speeds.

Is this a good concept? Well that's up to you
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Old August 28, 2009, 05:25 AM
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Yeah, ASUS is NOT gearing this towards the extreme overclocking crowd.

I also think that with ASUS saying that this board is designed to keep a stock-running system stable for (supposedly) longer than a standard board shines a bit of a poor light upon their thoughs regarding the rest of their lineups. :S
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