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How much would it cost them to use this



Instead of this?

Hey, at least they arent using...

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If Ivy Bridge uses the LGA1155 socket
I though they were using Socket 2011 for IB
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I though they were using Socket 2011 for IB
Typical misconception.

LGA2011 is Sandy Bridge - EX

Ivy Bridge is Die Shrink with 3d transistors.

LGA2011 will have Ivy Bridge - EX after a year or so.
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Whats the point for apple to use z68? Wouldn't H67 do the same thing minus overclocking? The 2400 does not have an unlocked multi either so apple fail?
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Look closer.
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That has to be the strangest looking motherboard form factor/shape I've ever seen.
its Mac... it's designed to be incompatible with everything but other mac products
    
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Whats the point for apple to use z68? Wouldn't H67 do the same thing minus overclocking? The 2400 does not have an unlocked multi either so apple fail?
SSD caching
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It's not like it's seen, it's buried beneath a large slab of aluminum and, in this case, a 21.5" screen.

Also having the replaceable processor makes upgrading them a heck of a lot easier. If Ivy Bridge uses the LGA1155 socket, that'll be nice for folks who would want to upgrade.
Someone buy an iMac and throw a 2600k and OC it to 5GHz asnd report the carnage.
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Apple knows how to design a main board. Since the whole unibody transition, all of their main boards have been very well built. Makes repairs and such very easy, considering that all I have to do is take off the back panel, take out a few screws, unplug a few things and the main board comes right out.

I'm currently repairing a Toshiba for someone and that thing is just a mess between several daughterboards and all sorts of compartment doors that I have to keep track of the screws go to what. Really is quite a pain.
QFT, as a computer repair store owner I get so happy when a mac comes in.
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Totally not, the CPU on this ''Mobo'' is a 2400 S , but maybe theres an option to choose a 2500k... who know.As some1 else said it doesnt have solid metal phase choke, I dont think its means to be overclocked or maybe light OC, I think they choose Z68 for the SSD caching feature.
Solid metal chokes aren't just for overclocking,solid metal power phase chokes provide more efficient power. I would expect them in a $2,000 computer.
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Someone buy an iMac and throw a 2600k and OC it to 5GHz asnd report the carnage.
100C idle temps ftw?
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Apple knows how to design a main board. Since the whole unibody transition, all of their main boards have been very well built. Makes repairs and such very easy, considering that all I have to do is take off the back panel, take out a few screws, unplug a few things and the main board comes right out.

I'm currently repairing a Toshiba for someone and that thing is just a mess between several daughterboards and all sorts of compartment doors that I have to keep track of the screws go to what. Really is quite a pain.
You're comparing a desktop to a laptop?
LOLWUT?
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