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Motherboards Z170 miTX boards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silk186, 13 Jun 2015.

  1. silk186

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  2. IvanIvanovich

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    So far only Gigabyte seems to be taking full advantage of the chipset features. Any board that lacks m.2 and the usb 3.1/Thunderbolt C connector would be a non starter in my opinion. I do wish they would all dump sata express in favor of the u.2 (SFF-8639) as it is clearly the winner there.
    Personally I will be waiting for Skylake-E before I make any choices about upgrading... also super excited to see how the new DDR4 hybrid nvdimm does though I fear the prices.
     
  3. silk186

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    I really don't understand what sata express is included. I don't even know of any sata express drives. With the Z170 chipset all boards should have M.2 as their is no shortage of lanes, especially with mITX boards. Skylake-E is above my budget unfortunately...
     
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    The ASRock also has M.2 (presumably on the rear of the board too), and lists a pair of USB 3.1 Type A connectors (to Gigabyte's single Type C). It's a real pain that high density Type C blocks don't seem to be readily available yet, so you have motherboards with the ludicrous inclusion of single Type C connectors in the space where you could fit two Type As.

    The good news is no boards so far have the CPU socket placed right next to the PCI-E slot, so no fitment issues with larger top-flow heatsinks.
     
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    So far the boards are looking good, though choices are few. I only really need 1 usb 3.1 port and a few 3.0. Most devices are still 2.0
     
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    Goog performance and good quality...

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  7. silk186

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    New board: Z170 Stinger
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    Like that EVGA one a lot
     
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    Glad designs are looking better when my 2500k dies. Love my sg05 considering how much I van fit in it
     
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    the EVGA looks nice but I don't like the SATA placement.
     
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    The EVGA sadly does not have support for m.2 SSDs; that m.2 port attaches to a riser that points straight up out of the board, intended only for WiFi modules..
     
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    SATA express is not needed, m2 should be on the front side, those things run hot. All those listed (ty for doing so) look quite middling.

    The Asus Impact VII is a beast of an ITX board, the Z170 Impact will probably end up being the top dog...uhm, mouse? of the ITX FF again.
     
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    But no word on it yet. I'm not sure if that's normal.
     

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