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Old 18-03-08, 02:03 PM
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OC3D Review: Asus Striker II Extreme 790i DDR3 Motherboard

"Is nVidia's latest 790i chipset an X48 killer? We put it through its paces on Asus' latest Republic of Gamers motherboard."



Asus Striker II Extreme Review

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Old 18-03-08, 02:29 PM
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Feels like years I've been waiting for this NDA to drop and its not a disappointment!

Can't wait or somebody to give 790i some stick with a few 9800GTX's when they arrive. Assuming the GTX is as cheap as rumored, that will be a major temptation if it performs, assuming the price tag doesn't send you screaming
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Old 18-03-08, 02:46 PM
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As you may have already guessed, I'm really really impressed with the board/chipset.

Up until now I've avoided the nVidia boards like the plague, but I think you're going to be seeing people breaking some OC records on this board.
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Old 18-03-08, 02:52 PM
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As you may have already guessed, I'm really really impressed with the board/chipset.

Up until now I've avoided the nVidia boards like the plague, but I think you're going to be seeing people breaking some OC records on this board.
Jim mate, That is a blinding review. Exceptionally detailed and well presented!

As for the board, well, its got everything ya want apart from the price.. Its shocking to be honest. Almost twice as much as slightly lower performing boards.. Dunno that its justified. For those wanting best of the best though its very very good.

They gonna make DDR2 boards on the 790 chipset?
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Old 18-03-08, 03:07 PM
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that is one good board!!with one VERY heavy pricetag.that has restored my faith in ASUS+Nvidia
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Old 18-03-08, 03:07 PM
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They gonna make DDR2 boards on the 790 chipset?
Good question tbh. As a guess I'd say that some mobo manufacturers might hack it on to the boards, but for the most part the 780i was "designed" to bring in support for the latest CPU's/PCI-E 2.0 while keeping DDR2.
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Old 18-03-08, 03:14 PM
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You guys getting any other 790i mobos in for review do you know? DFI say? I Always value your reviews above all others
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Old 18-03-08, 03:16 PM
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You guys getting any other 790i mobos in for review do you know? DFI say? I Always value your reviews above all others
I haven't heard anything from DFI about a 790i yet tbh. I know we've got an X48 on the way - but that's gonna be much the same as the X38.

If there's any 790i's from other manufacturers you'd specifically like to see, let me know and we'll get something lined up.
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Old 18-03-08, 03:19 PM
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eVGA and/or XFX please
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That board is awesome Shame about the price though
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