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[TR] ECS: Z68 won't be around for much longer

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We spoke to a representative from ECS on the trade show floor at Computex today who revealed that it sees no real future in Intel's latest chipset, the Z68.

It did, of course, have its own Z68 board, the ECS Z68H2-M, on display on its stand. However, despite this, ECS said that it was not planning on building many of the boards as it was expecting them to only have a very limited shelf-life.

So what does ECS think is the next big thing from Intel then?

Well, it's putting all its Intel eggs in the forthcoming X79 platform, the spiritual successor to the still dominant X58 chipset.

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While I applaud Intel for their architecture advancements, they keep switching chipsets and sockets like it's going out of style.
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That's because Z77 is right around the corner.
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Not surprising.

Either way though, I'm still happy with my purchase. I went from a core 2 duo e8200 to an i5 2500k and see absolutely no need to change my CPU or socket for at least another three years since I just game.

GPUs on the other hand... -_-
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Originally Posted by gregory121295;13705373 
While I applaud Intel for their architecture advancements, they keep switching chipsets and sockets like it's going out of style.

That's because they have mainstream and Enthusiast sockets, and every chipset brings something new. X79 is bringing PCI 3.0, and will handle the 6 and hopefully 8 core IB processors.

I'm glad I'm waiting for X79 and haven't jumped the SB bandwagon.
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Originally Posted by Skylit;13705406 
That's because Z77 is right around the corner.

Umm, what? Isn't that a chipset for ivy bridge debuting next year??
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Originally Posted by jivenjune;13705414 
Not surprising.

Either way though, I'm still happy with my purchase. I went from a core 2 duo e8200 to an i5 2500k and see absolutely no need to change my CPU or socket for at least another three years since I just game.

GPUs on the other hand... -_-

at your resolution, your gpus should be no problem, maybe by a vram limit. Overclock them to 900mhz, you should get the performance of a stock 470sli or a 5970. If that isn't enough (52 avg fps on Crysis at max 2xAA) performance for you, I'm not sure what is. I doubt much will change next two years, so don't even think of upgrading those bad boys devil-smiley-019.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Skylit;13705406 
That's because Z77 is right around the corner.
What's next, Z78 a few months later?
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Originally Posted by gregory121295;13705373 
While I applaud Intel for their architecture advancements, they keep switching chipsets and sockets like it's going out of style.
^This.
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Originally Posted by Spykerv;13705448 
at your resolution, your gpus should be no problem, maybe by a vram limit. Overclock them to 900mhz, you should get the performance of a stock 470sli or a 5970. If that isn't enough (52 avg fps on Crysis at max 2xAA) performance for you, I'm not sure what is. I doubt much will change next two years, so don't even think of upgrading those bad boys devil-smiley-019.gif

Haha, yeah, there haven't been way too many games that seem that graphic intensive, though Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 compatibility might beg to differ.
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As far as I know my p67 will get me all the way through to ivy bridge so I'm fine.
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