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Asus announces new Core 2 Duo motherboards! (Gibbo?)

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Explicit, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    There finally appear to be some SLI mobos for Conroe.


    Gibbo, any chance of getting these in? In particular: P5WDG2 WS PRO, P5N32-SLI SE DELUXE, P5NSLI
  2. =assassin=


    Joined: 16 Sep 2005

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    You could put it in the product suggestions section as well?
  3. Wee


    Joined: 25 Apr 2006

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    Location: Scotland

    Very cool.

    Got a question about them though. Does uATX mean mATX? Have never been sure about that.
  4. Arc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Yup uATX and mATX both refer to micro ATX :).

    The small m stands for micro and the u is normally used in scientific notation to represent micro (although it should have a long tail on it to).
  5. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    It the Greek letter mu. μ Ooh, pretty long tail-y thing.
  6. shadowscotland


    Joined: 31 May 2006

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    Location: West London

    uATX boards also have a different component layout (to reduce path of wires) but are identical in size to mATX - see below

    Asus_P5VD2_MX - this is a mATX board

    asus_p5bvm - this is a uATX board note location of connectors for drives/power etc

    Hope that helps
  7. Devious


    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

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    Location: UK

    Dont forget the even newer P5W64 WS Pro with 4 x PCI-E slots :eek:

    P5WDG WS Pro on the left P5W64 WS Pro on the right

  8. ted34

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

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    Location: Edinburgh

    The ws pro board is still xfire but from some of the posts at xtreme it looks like the best out there so far - less vdrop than p5wdh and higher fsb's.

    Best bit is everyone grumbles about how expensive it is but then say its a workstation board that has some extra features (overclocking) and companies wont hesiate at its price and will just run it at stock. If this is what the board was intended at then why put any overclocking features in it - asus knew loads of overclockers would buy it and it is obviously intended as a overclocking board rather than an actual business style workstation board