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Hardware Gigabyte Z170MX-Gaming 5 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 29 Dec 2015.

  1. Dogbert666

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  2. David

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    How many people out there, who are willing to spend £130 on a motherboard, still require a VGA output?

    I can understand it on a budget board, but on a high end board?
     
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    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    I've wondered this too, but quite a few sub £150 board's I've looked at still include them. I think the £80-£130 price bracket is still considered mid range as well, so they try to cater for people cutting costs in other areas, namely screens - a lot of cheap screens still only include a VGA input, not even DVI or HDMI.
     
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    For mATX, £130 seems reasonably high end.
     
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    I'd pay £200 for this board if they would only add HDMI 2.
     
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    It's a CPU FEATURE. Nothing to do with motherboards.
    Talk to Intel - they've always been behind on GPU tech. They couldn't even do 4K output over DP properly til Haswell.
     
  7. Jimbob

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    @Bindibadgi Skylake does support 4K over HDMI 2 using the Alipne Ridge controller. It's only used on 1 Mobo ATM from MSI I think but it's a full ATX though.
     
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    "Alpine Ridge can also act as a LS-Pcon and convert the DP signal into a HDMI 2.0 signal with HDCP 2.2 support."

    "A DP to HDMI 2.0 converter, specifically an LS-Pcon, is required to do the adjustments. We suspect that there will not be many takers buying a controller to do this, given the capabilities and added benefits of the Alpine Ridge controller."

    Oh didn't see this before. Shame that TB controllers are extortionately expensive and adding a HDMI port to a board adds $1 in licensing feet to the HDMI group = $$$
    Intel classes AR itself as 'premium platform' so you'll only see it on the most expensive boards, or in (rarely available) add-in cards Not sure if ASUS is still doing those for TB3.
     
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