However, you may want to connect these card-edge cables before securing the board in your case – especially in a tight case design. ATI then followed up with the released of the high-end dual x16 CrossFire Xpress RD chipset, which has so far been very well received but still limited in availability. The logic of this menu nesting is obscure, but once you drill down to memory timing adjustments, you will find a fairly complete range of options. I don’t mind dropping a few hundred for speed.. Well there is, but contrary to what we initially thought, it isn’t a new chipset. Even here, we see a 3-phase design instead of the robust 4-phase designs used on the ATI Reference boards. This includes memory voltage to 3.
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Visual Studio is a dog, dawg!
ASUS A8R-MVP – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – 480X CrossFire Series
There are no complicated internal switches as we’ve seen on some other Crossfire boards, which may be one of the reasons for the excellent overclocking that we see on this Asus. If you look past the smoke screen, the CrossFire Xpress is actually nothing more than a name change to breathe new life into the Radeon Xpress CrossFire Edition. You shouldn’t have an issue with IDE, floppy, or SATA connector placement, but look carefully at how cables will be managed in any case that you are considering.
The logic of this menu nesting is obscure, but once you drill down to memory timing adjustments, you will find a fairly a8r-mbp range of options. Breaking our own convention slightly, we’ll put the stakes on the table first. Cooling is passive – there are no active fans – which is also typical of Asus designs.
There is no CrossFire Xpress In our past few CrossFire motherboard reviews, the RD proved to be a good bargain for users to get on CrossFire without burning a hole in their pockets, but the chipset itself may not have been too appealing to enthusiasts looking to a powerful platform.
Now if that has gotten your attention, let’s get on with this review. Asus added the ratios and a few more memory controls, which will be available on-line as a8r-mcp board begins shipping this week. IDE and floppy connectors are ideally located on the right edge of the board – where they belong. Log in Don’t have an account?
Asus A8R-MVP: Mainstream Rocket
This includes memory voltage to 3. Thanx for your advice and for lending us the benefits of your experience. Apart from that, here’s a list of accessories you can expect to find in every A8R-MVP motherboard package: Log in Don’t have an account? Thanx for your advice and for lending us the benefits of your experience. The card safa into the slot nearest to the CPU for x16 mode and is removed for dual x8 Crossfire.
Basic Features: Asus A8R-MVP – Asus A8R-MVP: Mainstream Rocket
I don’t mind dropping a few hundred for speed. Memory voltage does not extend to 4. After our initial testing showed the A8R-MVP to be an excellent overclocker, we suggested to Asus that they support the higher memory ratios of the Revision E and above AMD Memory Controller and include additional adjustments for memory.
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Well there is, but contrary to what we initially thought, it isn’t a new wsus. In the worst dual video arrangement of two double-width cards, you still have 2 usable PCI slots. Just as important are the SB south bridge limitations that are not here.
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ATI then followed up with the released of the high-end dual x16 CrossFire Xpress RD chipset, which has so far been very well received but still limited 8ar-mvp availability.
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Mainstream A8-mvp by Wesley Fink on November 23, 1: I’m not a ‘gamer’ though — I’m trying to select the fastest available mobo for software development. Visual Studio is a dog, dawg!
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