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No true Z68 boards with NF200 chip/Tri-SLI capability?

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I know a bunch of boards have leaked out throughout the past few weeks, and a lot are on sale today, but has anyone seen ones that are Tri-SLI / 3 Way SLI capable?

Gigabyte's GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 apparently has an NF200 chip on it, but it's lacking one of the main features of Z68, which is video out. I was kind of hoping that the high end boards would be packing everything. Hopefully Asus steps up, and has something above the P8Z68 Deluxe
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All 1155 based boards that support tri sli will have the NF200 chip. You will probably need to wait for Sandy Bridge-E (socket 2011) for non NF200 tri sli. Im sure when the Asus WS z68 comes out it will most likely have video out, along with the tri sli using NF200
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I believe Gigabyte's higher end boards without the video-out will still take advantage of the Lucid GPU switching, if that's what you're concerned about. It will just operate in d-mode.

From Hardware Canucks:
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i-Mode provides users with near zero performance overhead on 3D graphics games, while enjoying Intel Sandy Bridge media features and power saving options when no 3D gaming is used. As this mode allows the added-on VGA cards to stay under idle for most of the system up time, the power consumption is also relatively lower.

d-Mode is provided for demanding 3D gamers to achieve 3D performance of discrete GPU installed in the system. In this mode, Virtu allows user to utilize Intel special features such as transcoding, while display is connected to discrete GPU.

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The only z68 board with nf200 that asus is making is the maximus iv extreme z for now.
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by nagle3092;13465930 
The only z68 board with nf200 that asus is making is the maximus iv extreme z for now[/IMG]

Thanks for that. I guess that'll be my new board unless another comes out of left field. Must be a PCIE bandwidth with adding onboard video and needing more lanes for Tri-SLI

Anyone know an ETA on the Extreme Z? So far I've only seen one Asus board over at Newegg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf;13465832 
All 1155 based boards that support tri sli will have the NF200 chip. You will probably need to wait for Sandy Bridge-E (socket 2011) for non NF200 tri sli. Im sure when the Asus WS z68 comes out it will most likely have video out, along with the tri sli using NF200

SB-E will be for 1155. Ivy Bridge is socket 2011 (1366's replacement) and that will likely be able to do 16x/8x/8x tri-sli doubt it will do full 16x/16x/16x.
 
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Originally Posted by 8ight;13470241 
SB-E will be for 1155. Ivy Bridge is socket 2011 (1366's replacement) and that will likely be able to do 16x/8x/8x tri-sli doubt it will do full 16x/16x/16x.

Wrong! Sandy Bridge-E(Socket 2011) is the replacement for 1366 not 1155! Ivy Bridge will be the replacement for Sandy Bridge 1155 only in CPU die size(22nm) hopefully not socket size!
 
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you should read a review of the video out.. its a joke. It also hurts performance in iGPU mode.

D-mode no difference.

I talked to the guy at HWC that wrote that article, he said dmode was good and imode isn't. He wasn't happy at all with the virtu crap. He was so hyped up about it, he was happy about it, and now hes telling me that he was wrong about its benefits.
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