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GB coming from Iwill on 18 Nov

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Ace-a-Rue

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Just copied this from VR-Zone:

IWILL P4GB Granite Bay Board

SMALL pic

LARGE pichttp://home.nc.rr.com/boeing/Intel/P4GB-2.jpg

IWILL would be launching DP533 series (Placer), P4GB (Granite Bay) for workstation and DPX533

series(Plumas533) for server on November 18th.
Intel E7205 chipset + ICH4
533Mhz FSB Pentium 4
4 DIMM slots up to 4GB
Dual Channel DDR266
AGP 8X
5 PCI slots
SPDIF, LAN, 3 USB 2.0 ports
 

Atari

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Whoa! This is good news! Hope that it is true. I know Ross will be happy hehe. Too bad its IWILL though... I've been holding out for GB and quite frankly was getting depressed when i heard it was delayed. If this is true maybe Asus or Abit will pick up the pace and release it.
 
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They wouldn't post it in vr-zone unless it was told to them by Iwill. They are usually one of the 1st websites to receive Iwill boards for review. Usually they do this stuff about a week before they get their hands on the board. It is coming and the price will be in the low $200.
 

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Finally!
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A question came up in another parallel thread about this board being a TRUE workstation m/b which would require a WTX PS. Here is Iwill's response:

Anyone that has seen the specs for Granite Bay, will understand that the chipset is a derivation of the server chipset. The actual name of the chipset is E7205. And does resemble E7500.

It uses the EPS 12V power supply that all the new Dual Xeon server boards use. The connectors are 24 + 8, and are not ATX 12V for regular P4. This is a true Workstation class performance board.

Bummer!:(

Ok, move over Iwill here comes Gigabyte GB m/b!:D
 
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lightbulb8817

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Johnny Knoxville said:
oops i saw it there somewhere

Try to find it, I'm really anxious to see it. I hope that asus have a power plug (kinda like the ez-plug) so that you don't have to have wtx psu's.
 

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Thanks for the link Johnny.

I've been waiting for this board for two months now. I was about to go with a pe board if this thing took any longer. Man I hope we see some available soon
 

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I think I am going to give the Asus board a try. I am kind of leary going with any new Abit boards. I love my IT7, but I have read that their new manufacturere is not highly rated. The other GB boards that have been announced do not look like they will be great for OC. This board on the other hand seems to have everything that you would need. Any ideas on the price on these boards from Asus???

Buzzdog
 
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I found out today that the WTX form factor for PS and boards has been revamped to a more universal mode called EPS. Supposedly, Intel revised their initial WTX specs to make the PS and boards more cost effective. So a 520W EPS PS actually costs $88 from Directron.com (model EPSTT-520SS). This model includes a 24 pin to 20 pin adapter. Even AMD will eventually transition to these specs. And $88 for a 520W PS is not bad (3 cooling fans with 3 speeds)! It even has an adjustable 5/12V internal pot.

REVIEWhttp://www.xtremesystems.org/mricee/images/myweb6/ttgi_review_1.htm


WHERE TO ORDERhttp://store.yahoo.com/directron/tt520ss.html
 

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Ace-a-Rue said:
I found out today that the WTX form factor for PS and boards has been revamped to a more universal mode called EPS. Supposedly, Intel revised their initial WTX specs to make the PS and boards more cost effective. So a 520W EPS PS actually costs $88 from Directron.com (model EPSTT-520SS). This model includes a 24 pin to 20 pin adapter. Even AMD will eventually transition to these specs. And $88 for a 520W PS is not bad (3 cooling fans with 3 speeds)! It even has an adjustable 5/12V internal pot.

REVIEWhttp://www.xtremesystems.org/mricee/images/myweb6/ttgi_review_1.htm


WHERE TO ORDERhttp://store.yahoo.com/directron/tt520ss.html

So will the Asus GB board require a special psu?