Epox MF570 SLI AM2 Motherboard Preview
With only 8 days until the official launch of AMD´s AM2 more information is leaking out about the upcoming platform, we take a sneak peek at the offering from Epox, the MF570 SLI which has quite a bit of features to please the enthusiast out there.
|Rutar ||15th May 2006 16:35 |
wow, one of my perfect motherboard suggestion came alive :o
no more old ports and firewire
but the NB heatsink is still crap and it's still at a crappy location
where would you place it? it can't be too high up -> too long connection to storage devices, can't be too down either, for same reason.
|Rutar ||15th May 2006 17:23 |
mount a 0 dba heatpipe one then
|Sidney ||15th May 2006 21:33 |
They are always looking for good people like you; with very decent pay :)
|FireTech ||16th May 2006 00:55 |
It all looks a little cramped on the right hand (memory) side (no Ninja's allowed) and what's with the chipset fan? At least there may be room to fit a passive cooler for those who want silence or a decent active cooler for overclockers.
The 24 pin connector looks to be in a difficult position too..
It better be cheap if it's going to compete!
|goingpostale1 ||16th May 2006 03:20 |
Ok I'm sure someone has asked this before, and I see these things in a few [M] Mobo reviews. What exactly are those little animal type thingies made of beads. They're placed on the mobos in the review pictures. Just wondering because the first time I saw em thought I was halucinating.
Oh and More between PCI Express x16 slots ftw. I always thought putting them close together might have an effect of one card baking the other so to speak. Also allows for coolers like the Artic Silencer and such.
|goingpostale1 ||16th May 2006 03:22 |
I've seen* I thought I*
this Preview has been temporarliy removed at the request of nVidia. it will be back online next week.
|GIBSON ||16th May 2006 17:12 |
about those early benchmark results, aren't those timings very laxed, i know DDR2 has higher timings but that has improved quite a bit right
at DDR2 800 speed timings can't remain so tight
|FireTech ||19th May 2006 23:55 |
nVidia certainly aren't making any friends with their recent heavy handed tactics...
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