Sorry if i offend the author on this one, but... This artical was terrible. The use of low end cards dont show me the true performance of the new product.
On page 12 you tell us that you are using 4 different video cards:
1: MSI RX1900 Series
2: ASUS EAX1600XT Silent
3: Sapphire Radeon X1600XT
4: 2x ASUS EN6600GT
Pages 18-19 you are using the cards : 6600GT and the 1600XT... ok thats nice but which ones? And where was the x1900XT during all of this? And during the overclocking you used the 7800GTX, why not during the previous benchmarks?
Also During overclocking you show us DDR-XXX but what about the CPU multiplier? Did you lower it? keep it in 1:1 ratio? So are u saying that overclocking is only going to get me 1-2FPS difference? This is a serious a lack of information.
I was considering buys this board but i dont know how it holds up with a x1900XT single card or Crossfire, compared to the A8N32 using a single 7800GTX OR a 7800GTX 512. Your using old components with new boards. These results show nothing useful to enthusiasts. Also Overclocking RAM shows more performance increase than that! otherwise people wouldnt spend an extra 40-80 $'s on performance RAM. I was looking forward to reading this review and hoping that ATI finally manged to beat NVIDIA with a combonation between the x1900 series and nvidias 7800GTX series... but no... I was severely dissapointed. Mabey this review was even biased toward Nvidia. Do u dislike ATI?
And now as im reviewing I notice that on the pages 18 and 19 you show a percent increase of permormance. Ok well thats cool... but which is giving me more FPS? Is the x1600 delivering more FPS in single card and dual? Is it showing less FPS?
Overall this review showed me nothing of value. It was horrible. If you people want a better review head on over to here:
this has got to be THEE worst review in history and seems a little bias towards sli
dude, and then they even mention the wrong south bridge!!! WTF i thought i read 450 or 480, pffft
if they want to narrow it down and isolate the performance of a chipset, they ought to use the same of everything 1 damn thing on each board to compare, cmon, it was like a reading word salad with that article
as i wrote this reply, i am reading a review on it here: Bit-Tech.net
well I read the Anantex review on the A8r-mvp when it first came out and the review was very extencive going right into overclocking with all the do's and dont's wich conviced me to try and purchace the mobo to try the crossfire experience
aparently alot of people bought this mobo but didnt reserch it properly and tried to oc it and came into greef and ended up putting bad reviews up onn sites
So when the new board came out the A8r32-mvp Anantex did the same extensive review but on both the boards at the same time to show that the old one although useing not the high end parts still oc extreemly well
so you see anantec had alll the baces covered in both aticles
And i believe that if tom did the same it would be like a mirror and then people would be saying tom was trying to out do anantex or viceversa
I have ordered the old version A8r-mvp and have been waiting on it for weeks now and will oc it with my Opty 180
by the time the A8r32-mvp gets released in Australia around June /july i would have had the time to fiddle ocing and i will upgrade mobo and send the A8r-mvp to my second comp
I think both boards are excelent from what i have read :-)
have fun building