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ASUS L1N64-SLI WS to be the first 4x4 motherboard

DailyTech has obtained a couple of images of an upcoming motherboard for AMD’s 4x4 enthusiast platform. The motherboard is an ASUS  L1N64-SLI WS powered by two NVIDIA nForce 680a MCPs. Two socket-1207 processors are supported with four memory slots—two slots per processor. With two nForce 680a MCPs the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS features 12 SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and one PATA for storage connectivity. There’s also an additional e.SATA port on the back I/O as well.

As far as PCI Exress goes the L1N64-SLI WS features a grand total of four PCI Express x16 slots for plenty of SLI and SLI physics processing power. Due to space limitations the L1N64-SLI WS only has one PCI and PCIe x1 slots.

Networking features of the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The onboard Gigabit Ethernet features NVIDIA’s FirstPacket, DualNet, Teaming and TCP/IP offload technologies. Audio is powered by a high definition audio codec with optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs. It is unknown which codec ASUS has equipped the L1N64-SLI WS with, though it could be Analog Devices or Realtek. The board is not legacy free and still has PS/2 and parallel ports.

Due to the complex design of AMD’s 4x4 platform, the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS uses an eATX form factor which will not fit in smaller cases. Since dual processors require a little extra power, ASUS has equipped the L1N64-SLI WS with an 8-pin EPS12v and Molex power connectors.

U.S. distributors claim the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS will have an MSRP of $480 without bundles, but the street price will probably be much less.

Expect AMD’s 4x4 enthusiast platform to arrive later this month with three Athlon FX processors—FX-70, FX-72 and FX-74. It is unknown if the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS will be compatible upcoming AMD Stars processors.

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By Kim Leo on 11/20/2006 5:33:25 PM , Rating: 1
that's my next board :D damn it looks nice and fu..damn big!.. I like Tyan too but i don't think they want this market, I think theyre hands are full on the server market, and i have never experienced real disturbing trouble with Asus, all of theyre boards seem ok to me..

damn, i'm gonna dream wet tonight(ok, i know nasty!) :P, this baby and 4X1gb sticks, think i'm gonna go with some Kingston Value actually, i've been messing with some of them, the 533MHz@CL4 those little bastards can run 800+ still at CL4 at 2V.. uhh.. i was gonna buy a Dual Core because this crap Celeron was pissing me off, but then i got hold of an XP2400+ and NF2 board, not the best but 10 times better than that Celeron crap!

anyway this is cool, 4X4 still offers some great upgradeability and som nice features(numa!) this board and AMD's plan to stick with 1207 in the future, you'll have a nice piece of machinery for a long time..

By MAIA on 11/21/2006 1:45:50 PM , Rating: 2
After reading some ridiculous posts, it does really smell like people working for AMD are here and making us all laugh ...

Beware, i've always bought AMD, but i do have to admit this last Q2D and Q2Q are impressive and way better than any stuff AMD has to offer.

By Kim Leo on 11/21/2006 6:00:41 PM , Rating: 2
LOL i don't work for AMD, but you should know that AMD is pretty good when it comes to upgrading an older platform, i've seen LGA775 boards not supporting any 64Bit P4's and Celerons, even with Intel Chipsets, i have never seen a K8 Socket Mobo not supporting any of it's socket compatible CPU's at least not after some Bios update(Socket 939, and Dual cores ;)). C2D is impressive, there's no doubt, but so is the Opteron tech(Numa! ;D) :), and you can't call A64 crap because intel comes with something greater afterwards, it seems wrong to me, like calling P3 crap, it got it's ass kicked by K7, but it's still a decent CPU.

i just like the way AMD do things.

this socket will Support Quad Core(and probably beyond), and K8L, so how do you figure it will be obsolete after 6months?

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