We are going to be assuming a appearance at one of the excellent enthusiast level motherboards recently on the market. This is a ROG board from Asus that arrives will be arriving in at about 350 to 400 dollars. This inserts this board toward the higher-end of the costing spectrum for 2011 socket CPU boards. Asus ROG brand of boards have evers pushed the envelope in conditions of functions and characteristics. We will see if this boards lives up to its pedigree and if it is worth the cost.
This is the fresh enthusiast level chip set that is substituting the venerable X58 chipset. As many of you familiar, the X58 was Intelís flagship chipset for their lasts line of 1366 socket processors. It dominated the competition on closely each level. This latest chipset characteristics Intelís new 2011 socket and brings few pretty awesome latest characteristics to the table.
One of the first latest characteristic is that it extends support for quad channel memory. This is not much dissimilar than dual channel, but it does permit the memory controller on the processor to address 4 individual channels. This should permit for excellent memory function and thus excellent entire system function. One drawback though is there are going to be few central processing unit coolers that will have problems if you are utilizing taller ram sticks. This is something to keep in mind when choosing your central processing unit cooler.
This platform too utilizes an individual chipset as against to the dual chipset answer that is even utilized through AMD. This is not really latest for Intel because they have been doing this for a moment now. The advantage of this is that it assists to lack power needs and has excellent thermal properties. Throughout our trying with these new chipsets we never had a trouble with the chipset heat sink acquiring too hot to touch. This is actually excellent news because it means that the cooling needs that were required for the notoriously hot X58 would not be requirement for this platform. This should too translate into excellent overclocking function as well.