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Maximus V Formula

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Released in Sweden.. today:cool::cool::cool:
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Mobo : Asus Maximus V Extreme (you and me baby)
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MeanBruceROG wrote:
Is there a way to still get great sound out of the Extreme even though it doesn't have the SupremeIV onboard audio? A solution other than a sound card?

Maybe using the optical outputs to a stereo pre-amp and then amp? Are they optical or D-shaped USB?



Well here’s all you need to know about this chip set it talks about DTS connect and Dolby Digital live. I just got my old onboard audio card on my striker II extreme to run in full Dolby Digital.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/datasheets/ALC898_DataSheet_0.60.pdf
http://ac3filter.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=cf2074ff3b3d9000bfd24822167337a5&topic=1435.0 about 10th post down

􀂄 Meets Microsoft WLP 3.x and future WLP audio requirements
􀂄 WaveRT-based audio function driver for Windows Vista and Windows 7
􀂄 Direct Sound 3D™ compatible
􀂄 I3DL2 compatible
􀂄 7.1+2 channel multi-streaming enables concurrent gaming/VoIP
􀂄 Emulation of 26 sound environments to enhance gaming experience
􀂄 Multi bands of software equalizer and tool are provided
􀂄 Voice Cancellation and Key Shifting effect
􀂄 Dynamic range control (expander, compressor and limiter) with adjustable parameters
􀂄 Intuitive Configuration Panel (Realtek Audio Manager) to enhance user experience
􀂄 Microphone Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Noise Suppression (NS), and Beam Forming (BF)
technology for voice application
􀂄 Smart multiple streaming operation
􀂄 HDMI audio driver for AMD platform
􀂄 Dolby® PCEE program™ (optional software feature)
􀂄 DTS® CONNECT™ (optional software feature)
􀂄 SRS® TrueSurround HD (optional software feature)
􀂄 Fortemedia® SAM™ technology for voice processing (Beam Forming and Acoustic Echo
Cancellation) (optional software feature)
􀂄 Creative® Host Audio program (optional software feature)

crashdogy
Level 7
i bet they sold out people are not going to wait. if they can get it now.



I'm shocked you did get one yet !!! MeanBruceROG

MrKuenning
Level 7
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?2297-Flexible-3-way-sli-bridge
i5 3570K
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sangzeel
Level 7
SupremeFX IV vs Xonar DX. Who's will win? I think xonar will perform better, though it's old.-)
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sangzeel wrote:
SupremeFX IV vs Xonar DX. Who's will win? I think xonar will perform better, though it's old.-)

Which do you think suits the board better: the Xonar DGX or the Xonar DX? They're pretty much the same card -just with different PCI connectors, right?


Looks like ExcaliberPC really had the M5E in stock. Some guy on OCN got a tracking number...


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Iamazn
Level 7
Formula vs Extreme:
-Which board is better for AIR cooling?
-Which board is better for gaming?
-Does the SupremeFX have a HUGE, small or no advantage over the Realtek?
-On the formula, will aircooling still work with it's waterblock? The ROG site says its good for both air and water cooling, but the demo videos they show on it only incorporate water...
-I've heard that the Extreme is mainly for benchmarkers who use things like LN2. Would the board still be good for gaming/casual use and air cooling?

Iamazn wrote:
Formula vs Extreme:
-Which board is better for AIR cooling?
-Which board is better for gaming?
-Does the SupremeFX have a HUGE, small or no advantage over the Realtek?
-On the formula, will aircooling still work with it's waterblock? The ROG site says its good for both air and water cooling, but the demo videos they show on it only incorporate water...
-I've heard that the Extreme is mainly for benchmarkers who use things like LN2. Would the board still be good for gaming/casual use and air cooling?


- For Air cooling I would say that the Extreme is a little better as the water pipe on the Formula can affect a bit the heat disspation I think.
- For gaming, depends on the config. If you plan not above 2 way SLI or 3way Crossfire the Formula is enough to my mind.
- SupremeFX is certainly better ... in a Huge advantage perhaps ... I think only audiophile with a good equipement can tell difference between the two chips. I'm not in that category 😄
- On the Formula, air cooling still works great, the waterblock includes an heat pipe as well.
- For casual gaming Formula is probably a better choice unless you have many PCIe cards to put in your system. But the Extreme will perform great too 🙂
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Iamazn wrote:
Formula vs Extreme:
-Which board is better for AIR cooling?
-Which board is better for gaming?
-Does the SupremeFX have a HUGE, small or no advantage over the Realtek?
-On the formula, will aircooling still work with it's waterblock? The ROG site says its good for both air and water cooling, but the demo videos they show on it only incorporate water...
-I've heard that the Extreme is mainly for benchmarkers who use things like LN2. Would the board still be good for gaming/casual use and air cooling?


I'll just add my 2cents to what Gipi49 posted in his informative/helpful reply to you...

If you're air-cooling then you won't be maxing what any of the M5F boards are capable of delivering as far as overclocking potential. The vrm/mosfet heatsinks on any of them will easily be able to handle any heat associated with an air-cooled setup, even with premier coolers like the D14, Silver Arrow, or a Phanteks. Within the BIOS you can actually control the output of the VRMs where they all not need be in use, esp when using lower voltages on IB processors. You may wish to dl the manual and check it out. Quite a nice feature!

You are correct in assessing that the Extreme is marketed towards benchmarkers who typically use subzero cooling (LN2, LHel) to obtain peak results. The Extreme could certainly be used for gaming (after all it is a Republic of Gamers board:)) but it may be overkill and an expensive solution if you don't plan to utilize most or all of its features.

While the SupremeFX is an excellent packaged solution it is readily surpassed by third-party audio solutions like the aforementioned Xonar or an X-Fi series card, the latter being esp suited for gaming.
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Iamazn wrote:
Formula vs Extreme:
-Which board is better for AIR cooling?
-Which board is better for gaming?
-Does the SupremeFX have a HUGE, small or no advantage over the Realtek?
-On the formula, will aircooling still work with it's waterblock? The ROG site says its good for both air and water cooling, but the demo videos they show on it only incorporate water...
-I've heard that the Extreme is mainly for benchmarkers who use things like LN2. Would the board still be good for gaming/casual use and air cooling?


1. Either, both can be air cooled.
2. Well, that depends. The on board audio is better on the Formula, if you want 3 or 4 way SLI, you need the Extreme. At least that is what I understand.
3. Yes, that is why they call it 'Fusion'. It is intended to be air cooled with the option to liquid cool.
4. Extreme is probably the best for overclockers. If you want extra PCIe 3.0 slots is another reason to get it.

It looks like the cost difference is going to be around $20-$30, so if you want the better on board audio and don't care about extra PCIe 3.0 slots, go with the Formula. If you plan to overclock, want to run an extreme SLI rig, or want the extra PCIe slots for something else, then go for the Extreme. If you don't care about the onboard audio, and want better future proofing, then the Extreme might be a better choice.