I'm sorry, but that sounds like the biggest BS I've heard in a while. Though I love the board itself. If I was going to drop that much money, I would at least wait for the new Ivy Bridge/2011 chips. No enthusiast would ever buy this board though because even though 2 570/6950/6970/580s are enough for anybody at pretty much any resolution the enhusiast HAS to have 4 PCI-e ports for some reason.GIGABYTE said the design isn't just for looks -- it utilizes a unique "fluting" technology similar to a rifle barrel fluting which allows for maximum heat dispersion.
Unless you're playing at some rediculous resolution, maxed out Crysis 1 isn't really that hard anymore. I can get 19-23 FPS at 1680x1050 with a 5770 (playable for me), maxed out (without AA).making it a killer choice when building that custom gaming rig capable of taking on Crysis 2 or anything else Crytek has in its arsenal.
A fluted barrel on a rifle won't gain you a significant advantage in heat dissipation as there is less steel to heat up, therefore the barrel will heat up faster. There are also claims that fluted barrels are more rigid, providing greater accuracy. A non-fluted barrel with the same dimensions as a fluted barrel will have greater rigidity.GIGABYTE said the design isn't just for looks -- it utilizes a unique "fluting" technology similar to a rifle barrel fluting which allows for maximum heat dispersion