Hi setting up my final build and I need help picking between these 2 boards.The Maximus II has http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SupremeFX X-FX:
- Listen with absolute HD; play in extreme fidelity!
CPU Level Up:
- A simple click for instant upgrade!
Pin Fin Thermal Module:
- New Generation Heat-dissipating Design: Time to Cool Down
- Less wait, more game!
- Intelligent multiple control at hand!
The Rampage has http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Pin Fin Thermal Module: Perfect Heat-exchange Surface
CPU Level Up: A simple click for instant upgrade!
SupremeFX II: Listen with Absolute HD
ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
ASUS AI Gear 3
AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Need to know which is better for a single R700 graphics card.The X48 is better for crossfire but I dont need the dual X16 lanes.And I am kinda interested to see what that speeding HDD feature does.And the maximus has better heatsinks. Also I tried looking what these boards release date was but couldnt find it. Anyone know which one is newer,rather have the most current one .Any info you guys have is much appreciated.Thanks
I have a Rampage Formula and it's a great board. The real difference between the two is the Rampage has 2x 16x PCI-E 2.0 slots for full speed Crossfire while the Maximus runs 2 cards @ 8x each. The Maximus is less expensive and has e-sata which is something I wish my Rampage had so I would say if you have any thoughts of Crossfire go with the Rampage but if not get the Maximus.
Get that board and if you're serious about a sound card get an Asus Xonar, Creative X-Fi, or Auzentech Prelude. Onboard sound isn't good enough at this point to be considered a plus in a motherboard purchase.
And russki, Creative has only licensed their X-Fi technology to Auzentech I believe, and I don't think ASUS would even bother licensing it if they are releasing their very own sound card lineup.