ASUS ROG Xpander

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ASUS ROG Xpander

Postby Apoptosis » Fri May 21, 2010 7:52 am

ASUS announced the ROG Xpander late last night and you have to check this out as it's very interesting!

The ASUS ROG Xpander is used to run 4 way SLI on the Rampage III Extreme. WHY does the Rampage III Extreme not support 4 way SLI you ask? Well to run 4 way SLI, you are required to use 2 Nvidia NF200 chips, which would make the board about $100 more expensive. 99% of the users out there do not even use 4 way SLI. For single ->TRI SLI users, having a NF200 CHIP can reduce your performance. THUS why we decide to make the Rampage III Extreme Cheaper and FASTER! For the 1% out there that need 4 way SLI to overclock, the Xpander is a win win solution! This will not fit in a standard case. Unless you are a case modder and plan to make a case for it, it is targeted for extreme overclockers and benchers.


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Re: ASUS ROG Xpander

Postby djpinc19 » Fri May 21, 2010 9:20 am

...but will it blend?

As small as the market for computer hardware enthusiasts are out there, they still make up a small percentage of those who actually assemble their own computers over branded pre-builts. Most of my friends and family never saw a computer case with a side window until they saw my machine.
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Re: ASUS ROG Xpander

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri May 21, 2010 11:04 am

Very interesting take on the 4 way SLI thing. Can see how it's a much better solution for most people.

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Re: ASUS ROG Xpander

Postby InspectahACE » Fri May 21, 2010 11:06 am

It looks funny to me(like how the Sega 32X looked on top of the Genesis). But if it works nicely then by all means.
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Re: ASUS ROG Xpander

Postby gwolfman » Mon May 24, 2010 9:13 am

Nice to see some more options though for those that want it.
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