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News Intel Z68 Express details leak

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Nov 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Not really too bothered about them taking out the PCI slots - I think it's about time. I only wish they had done it sooner, so that I could have something that is actually useful instead. (It's my only gripe about my GA-P55M-UD2)
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    apparent "leak" on a forum? with wording such as "Win7 in box"

    i don't know, IF this is true, it's really confusing numbering.
     
  4. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    Firstly, who cares about the old PCI slots. They clutter up the boards are bloody useless to gamers.
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Omission of even a single PCI slot and no usb3 support is very poor. I'll be skipping this 'revision' methinks.

    I'd also assume with the 'overclockable' chipset that it'll be a bit dearer than the standard chipset, plus the fact you've to pay for an overclockable cpu anyway.
     
  6. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    so are we assuming you need a Z chipset to change the multi on your K processor?

    Good excuse for a soundcard upgrade!
     
  7. Venares

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    PCI has had its day, let it die in peace.
     
  8. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Sounds just as bogus as when I first read it about a week ago.
     
  9. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    So... This chipset is the overclocable one to the socket 1155...

    What about socket 2011? Is it a server socket or it's the new socket to Ivy Bridge in the end of 2011?
     
  10. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    Never mind PCI/Overclocking, still no on-board RAID6?!?
     
  11. digitaldunc

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    Rather ambiguous -- is it still the case that you'll need a K series processor for OC?

    Agreed with previous sentiments about PCI -- still useful, but going/gone the way of IDE and AGP.
     
  12. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    It's good to see the death of outdated kit such as PCI, but the lack of USB3 is a shame.
     
  13. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Yes, i knew me PCI Express x-fi would come in handy one day :D
     
  14. Deders

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    I have a PCI X-FI which I'm perfectly happy with and wouldn't want to have to change if I upgraded, Luckily I'm also perfectly happy with the rest of my system so I won't have to make the change anytime soon.
     
  15. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Not if you have a perfectly useable X-fi Xtreme music soundcard that still sounds better than the onboard HD audio of most motherboards.
     
  16. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Yay for legacy free. As long as it doesn't have ps/2, parallel, serial, pata, or... i was about to say VGA (i assume d-sub) but nvm...
     
  17. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    I have a very good isa sound card and i am pissed that all modern computers don't come with an isa slot.
     
  18. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    Which one?
     
  19. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    Because onboard RAID sucks at doing even RAID5 let alone RAID6.

    Anybody thinking of doing RAID 5/6 should be looking at a dedicated RAID card.
     
  20. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Granted this is an enthusiast board, but...

    There are a lot of hardware bits, especially in the business and industrial field, that still run on legacy hardware. Is there such a thing as a PCIe modem? How about a PCIe serial card. A lot of stuff still runs over the RS-232 interface. It's easy enough for us to say "Oh, who needs that anymore", but doubtless there is someone for whom their old hardware is mission critical.
     
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