X1900XT but no motherboard!

So I’ve got an ATI X1900 XT video card, but no motherboard to put it in <frown> (I still have my AGP board that my ATI X800 video card came out of). I thought I’d wait to see how the new Crossfire boards look instead of getting the original http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=236&model=787&modelmenu=1 , but damn - I can’t find any product information on them anywhere! I posted on Rage3d’s and driverheaven’s forums and gotten no useful responses. NOw the A8R-MVP, is no slouch (except in the USB and SATA department)… but I’d really rather have latest/greatest since I’m going through the pain of upgrade now.

Has anyone found any of these new chipset’s labeled, reviewed, on-sale, or anything?

Well, I have a crossfire board. The DFI lanparty UTsomething something. I can’t compare it to other since it is my first new one for over 5 years. It works fine so far. The only thing I didn’t like is how the chipset is a bit too close to the cards, and if you have a monster there, you will have problems. I have a Sapphire ATI x1800xt and it fits without problems, but, barely.

I’ve been playing with the A8R-MVP. Not a bad board. Dunno what you mean about USB; it seems functional, though I haven’t done transfer rate tests. SATA is “limited” to SATA 150, though I’m not sure it makes that much difference.

Benchmarks are a tad faster than the DFI board, but it’s not all that significant. X1900 works great in it.

ATI is reelasing a new chipset that was supposed to be reelased on the same day the X1900’s came out. IT’s supposed to replace the Asus and DFI boards you’ve listed. Someone said they hear it was delayed until next month. Well that sucks… Guess I’ll get the Asus now.

Hmm. We haven’t heard a peep from ATI about new core logic, and we’re usually briefed early. If there was a delay, it’s probably a scramble to find a new south bridge, since Nvidia bought ULi.

Finally found info: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29180 and this http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2679&p=5

I’d wait for the manufacturers to go through a few bios revisions before getting one. New chipsets tend to have release day issues.

I’m trying to convince myself of that…

Are you actually planning on eventually using a multicard Crossfire setup? If not just get a nice nForce 4 board and be done with it.

I’m not sure. There’s a lot of compatability issues with the NForce chipset and Creative Labs X-Fi - so I’m actually kinda glad I’m going with the ATI one.