[QUOTE=vroom;2604817]Simple answer, when the 009 firmware was released i had already finished the review, so if i used the 009 firmware i had to redo everything from the start and that takes some time to do all the tests and write the review again.
Plus i think that now you can see the difference between the two firmwares, and decide if you want to update to 009.
I hope that the prices will drop soon, but i would worry more about the price of the LGA2011 i dont think that it’s going to be very affordable.[/QUOTE]
I dont think the LGA 2011 boards are going to be more expensive than the Asus Rampage 111 Extreme X58 board I have already which is LGA 1366 ( 980X chip). There are also credible reports of a new socket 1155 chip, the 2700K. Stock @ 3.5ghz. My second rig has the LGA 1155 socket, so we will see, maybe I will go with the new extreme 3960X ( replaces the 990X) or just upgrade the 1155 chip to the 2700K.
Thanks for the great review. I think the 2700K will take care of all the issues with the Sandforce controllers ( 2281) but I really don’t know.