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  • inighthawki - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Did they happen to mention WHAT the dual GPUs were? Reply
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Rumor has it being dual 7970s, but I was wondering the same thing when I got done reading this article. :-P Reply
  • IanCutress - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    It was not specified. These are only concepts, after all.

    Ian
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  • inighthawki - Thursday, June 07, 2012 - link

    OK thanks, was just wondering. :) Reply
  • bill.rookard - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    would be very interesting to see actually functioning. I'd be very curious to see the specs on the GPU's they integrated, and what do you think that would do to stuff like transcoding (assuming of course proper software to utilize the hardware). Reply
  • Meghan54 - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    "40 phases is almost rediculous and has no serious benefit to any user."

    Doesn't your spell check work? The word is spelled RIDICULOUS. Geez, man, quit the lame leet spelling.
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  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Stop being so rediculous. Reply
  • IanCutress - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Or, it could be that we are reporting this news as we get it and have to write quickly between meetings. If you see an error, we would appreciate courtesy and please email me. If I catch it between meetings I will gladly correct it.

    Ian
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  • MySchizoBuddy - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    If 40 phases gives hardcore gamer a 0.000002% increase in FPS they will buy by the tons. there is ALWAYS a market targeted for hardcore gamers. Reply
  • etamin - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Were any of these plugged in on display and shown to be working? Not that I'm doubting Asus, but if none of this stuff is going on sale anyways, can't they save some dough and make a non-electrically functional board just to display at these events? Reply
  • IanCutress - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    In much the same way that sometimes car makers make concepts which are just empty shells, chances are that these boards were made purely for display rather than working samples.

    Ian
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  • etamin - Thursday, June 07, 2012 - link

    haha looks like I've made the mistake of assuming all concept cars all worked as "envisioned." Reply
  • MGSsancho - Thursday, June 07, 2012 - link

    Might electrically work but I doubt it all the traces fall with in spec. It is possibly it was arranged automatically via software thus requiring lots on manual work not yet done. Another possibility is this has some new things going on board level but just not yet economical. It might even fall with in spec and work fine (alpha drivers/bios) then was given to designers to make it look pretty for the convention. Many possibilities but I think it works as a prototype. If this was a non working (non working as cosmetic and not a defective prototype) board it would have been cheaper to print many up in a 3D printer and paint it for the show. Prototypes cost large amounts of money to make and the resources are spent to making a working product for performance, economical and/or layout purposes. Reply
  • etamin - Thursday, June 07, 2012 - link

    That's very reasonable. Reply
  • Roland00Address - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Bring on the onboard vrms Reply
  • didis - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    nonsense Reply

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