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CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboards

Postby XstollieX » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:59 pm

ASUS was on hand in Las Vegas, NV. for CES 2012 and were showing off their latest Intel X79 chipset motherboards. These aren't just any run of the mill motherboard, they are the latest additions to the infamous Republic of Gamers product line up! The ASUS Rampage IV Formula is the latest enthusiast motherboard in a full ATX solution, while the Rampage IV Gene is a small form factor solution that packs just as much punch! Join us as we preview the latest ASUS Republic of Gamers X79 motherboards!

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Re: CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboa

Postby Clouseau » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:29 pm

By quad channel, do they mean that each DIMM socket is a separate channel? Was always under the impression that channels were made up of a pair of DIMMs. Not trying to be a wise ass, just wondering if definitions or accepted norms are changing. Typo is a possibility too.
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Re: CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboa

Postby bubba » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Each slot is a channel. Dual Channel 2 slots as 1, Triple channel 3 slots as 1, Quad Channel is 4 slots as 1.

Sticks are sold in matched sets.

Data load is shared in the matched set.
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Re: CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboa

Postby Clouseau » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:33 pm

If I am understanding correctly then, the board only has one channel. Has speed or the way data is handled changed that outfitting a board with two channels been rendered moot? Am I missing the larger picture; having four slots setup in dual channel was the only way to achieve the demanded throughput and has now been resigned to history due to quad channel's introduction?
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Re: CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboa

Postby bubba » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:10 am

The board has 4 channels, each ram slot is a channel. single, dual, triple, and quad is how the channels or slots are connected.

Quad handles data faster.

Single Channel (64bit) = one ram slot. On a board with 4 slots the use of the ram would saturate one stick of ram before going to the next. Each slot connected back to the controller with 64 wires.

Dual Channel (128bit) = 2 slots acting as one. On a board with 4 slots, slots 1 and 3 are paired, slots 2 and 4 are paired. Each slot still connected with 64 wires, but since the controller can do 128, two channels used at the same time to fill the 128. Once pair 1/3 is saturated it will move to pair 2/4

Triple Channel (192bit) = 3 slots acting as one. Board in 3,4, or 6 slot configurations. Working in sets of 3 sharing the data load. If you used 4 sticks in a triple channel board it drops back to dual channel. In 6 slot config paired slots are 1/3/5 and 2/4/6, once 1/3/5 are saturated, 2/4/6 comes into play.

Quad Channel (256bit) = 4 slots acting as one. Board has 4 or 8 slots. Working in sets of 4 sharing the data load. In the 8 slot config paired slots are 1/3/5/7 and 2/4/6/8.


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Re: CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboa

Postby Clouseau » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:40 am

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Re: CES 2012: ASUS Shows off Two New ROG Intel X79 Motherboa

Postby bubba » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:15 am

Its all good, I run across something new daily when it comes to this.

I know people that are WAY smarter with it than me, and people that are still learning where the ON switch is.
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