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  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Dip switches? Seriously? What is this, 1985? Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    I was just laughing about that myself. Reply
  • BlindZenDriver - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Actually makes good sense.

    It's compact, cheap and you can read the settings from the position of the switches(with a reference card on the side).

    What would you like instead. One button to scroll through settings and a display or maybe an USB connection you hook up to a computer which may not be able to have it's images displayed on the monitors until the setting is right?

    Most likely the user will only ever make a setting once in the products life so something elaborate would be a waste.
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  • Zandros - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    So still no MST hubs then, let's stick with hack solutions? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    MST Hubs won't be available until the summer, going by AMD's latest estimate. Reply
  • Zandros - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    I know, but there's a lot of stuff being shown on CES that won't be available until summer, no? Reply
  • sticks435 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Considering the ex EpoX/EVGA team is now at Sapphire. Reply
  • MySchizoBuddy - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    So how many of those 6 PCI-E are x16? Can all of them be run at x16 or not. If not is there a motherboard that allows this. Reply
  • sticks435 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Probably just the normal single slot. There isn't enough PCI-E lanes do to more than that. I'm not even sure if the X79 boards can have all 6 at x16. I think 4 is the limit there, unless you get into the SR-X. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    The X79 motherboard also has an NF200 chipset on there (for SLI support), so you get the 40 lanes from the CPU, 16 go to the NF200 and 32 come out, for a total of 56 PCIe lanes. I asked about the lane allocations and the guy at Sapphire said that he thought it was x16, x8, x16, x4, x8, x4 or something similar. Obviously, you can't get x16 connections to all six slots at the same time without 96 total PCIe lanes, but more than that I can't really say. Reply
  • sticks435 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Yea, if you look on the AMD board, even though you can't make out the letters very well, you can kind of see what looks like x16/x8 in the first and third slot. I would think X79 would have something similar. Reply

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