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First Look:Asus P5Q3 and Maximus II Formula P45 motherboards
Posted by newsbot on May 16th 2008



Even though it’s a P45-based Republic of Gamers board, it’scuriouslynot fallen under the Blitz branding that was used for the P35-based RoGboards – Asus is changing things around slightly by slotting allIntel-based boards under either the Rampage or Maximus nomenclature,with the Striker branding saved for Nvidia chipsets on Intel platforms.When Derek Yu, RoG Product Manager, produced the first sample of theMaximus II Formula, my jaw dropped quite literally. I’m finding itdifficult to describe it without swearing, but the Maximus II Formulalooks like a simply gorgeouspiece of hardware. In comparison to what we have here, the originalMaximus now looks like a lump of mish-mash and we now realise Asus wasaware of this. In light of this fact, the company has completelyrevamped the styling to make it about a million times better.It’s got oodles and oodles of features too – the entire heatpipe arrayis screwed down with ten screws. Derek laughed as he told this to thesmall gaggle of hacks – apparently, manufacturing was none too pleasedbecause push-pins are much easier.

View article at bit-tech.net



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