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Old 31st July 2008, 09:04   #1
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Default Foxconn Black Ops Motherboard: Raw, Unadulterated Power

Okay, so the Black Ops itself is not going to be the cure for ever-increasing high-end hardware costs; let's hope upcoming or future products will fulfill that role. We look at the Black Ops as more of a statement product from Foxconn that announces their presence on the scene, aspiring to win the support of some of the world's top benchmarkers. A few endorsements by well-known and respected individuals can go a long way and can carry enough weight to convince the more discerning among us that something is at least worth checking out.

The pursuit of recognition has lead to Foxconn employing none other than Peter Tan (aka Shamino), who will provide insight into releasing a board built from the ground up with one main purpose in mind: withstand the onslaught of extreme cooling to benchmark and set world records. To the more uninitiated among us, think of this form of usage as drag racing with a processor, memory, and graphics card either for competition or just simply for the thrill. It would be fair to say we can expect a motherboard with toenail curling voltage ranges, multiple cooling options, and rugged power delivery circuits. Let's not forget the customary masses of chipset tuning options via BIOS options that are all deemed essential for extreme benchmarking.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3366
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Old 31st July 2008, 09:11   #2
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comments thread @ Anandtech is quite hilarious. They post a review of a super high end board... and this is what they start commenting on:

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Yeah but can it run Linux? by DrMrLordX, 3 hours ago
Seriously:

http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl...50218&from=rss

RE: Yeah but can it run Linux? by Rajinder Gill, 2 hours ago
And in response,

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=196159&page=3

read post 61.

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RE: Yeah but can it run Linux? by yyrkoon, 2 hours ago
Those threads are bogus. There is NOTHING innocent regarding pointing 5 versions of Windows to the right tables, while having the Linux table point to an invalid region of memory, thus causing lock ups and instabilities.

RE: Yeah but can it run Linux? by MamiyaOtaru, 2 hours ago
Yeah, they screwed up. But seriously, follow the threads. The one on Ubuntu forums where it all seems to have started lead to someone from the company replying, saying someone screwed up and that they would be fixing it.

The initial tech support guy's response was not what one would want to hear, but in the end it was just a lowly tech support guy.

Seriously, it was good to get steamed when it looked like they were deliberately screwing people over, but the need has passed. Keep some pressure on to make sure they actually follow through, but perpetual nerdrage isn't doing any good now that the issue is acknowledged and scheduled for a fix.

RE: Yeah but can it run Linux? by DrMrLordX, 2 hours ago
This matter isn't settled, but it is being argued by others in other forums where such things will be discussed in greater detail than they will here. Don't expect it to go away so easily.

RE: Yeah but can it run Linux? by whatthehey, 2 hours ago
In order for it to go away, it just needs to be fixed. That shouldn't be too difficult. And then all the millions of Linux enthusiasts that run top-end $400 motherboards with heavy overclocking can rest easy.

Wait! What's that you say? Most home Linux users are running hand-me-down $200 systems? Hmmm.... Can't imagine why they aren't a priority.

RE: Yeah but can it run Linux? by yyrkoon, an hour ago
I think you're a bit confused. Nothing like stereotyping whole groups for our own enjoyment though eh ?

Ditto by yyrkoon, 2 hours ago
http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums....d.php?t=869249

Companies need to learn that business tactics as such will put you into a world of hurt in a hurry. Behold the wonderful internet at its finest.
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