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Agreed. If i'm remembering correctly, there were no unlocked/k series quads and the cheapest k series 6-core was over the $500 mark.

Unless the performance boost over SB is fairly significant (like 20% minimum), most people will be happy with BD/SB... which will drop in price when SB-E launches.
You can Bclk overclock with Sandy Bridge E tho so you don't need to buy an unlocked chip.
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post #22 of 31
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Everywhere i look i see most people with asus and giga boards.

slipping sales makes no sense atall unless they are not making up for "predicted" forecast margins which means nothing atall apart from some hurt ego's in the hirearchy of said manufacturers. Overall i think they are currently selling like hot cakes
I see a lot more people with Asrock boards these days, but that's pretty understandable. I'm currently of the belief that Asrock has the best bang-for-the-buck in terms of features and aesthetics.

Their boards have just about everything most people could want, and a lot of their recent boards really look quite amazing.

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lower quality and prices either higher or the same.

As for the reference about quality between Gigabyte and Asus... Hard to say without statistical evidence to support any claims, but I'd say both manufacturers make high quality products. Rarely is anything ever perfect and sometimes products will be or become defective. This isn't anything unique to a particular brand though and will likely be unchanging in the future.
Edited by jivenjune - 7/29/11 at 3:38pm
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You can Bclk overclock with Sandy Bridge E tho so you don't need to buy an unlocked chip.
Unless you have a link to a confirmed source, everything i've read about SB-E shows a locked bclk. There is a rumor that Ivy Bridge will support a few different bclks, so you can choose from a list (ie 100MHz, 115MHz, 130MHz etc).
 
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To the best of my understanding, Sandy Bridge (and it's Enthusiast, unreleased counterpart) has a bclk linked the the CPU's USB bclk, which is why bclk overclocking isn't possible.

I would agree that a clear link, that specifically states that USB bclk isn't linked to the CPU's main clock, is required to say that we can overclock with more than multis.

I think our best hope is Haswell, at least it's gamble, they can separate some internal clocks or integrate more: time will tell.
post #25 of 31
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no they dont, more like asrock and asus are cool.

asus used to own pegatron which asrock was part of, but now asrock is supposedly its own company, but asus and asrock buy in bulk together.
Not what I am saying. Gigabyte owns 51% of ASUS, and ASUS owns 49% of Gigabyte.
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Not what I am saying. Gigabyte owns 51% of ASUS, and ASUS owns 49% of Gigabyte.
Where did you get that info from?!

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no they dont, more like asrock and asus are cool.

asus used to own pegatron which asrock was part of, but now asrock is supposedly its own company, but asus and asrock buy in bulk together.
Technically ASUS is still the parent company of both Pegatron and ASRock.
    
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LMAO!! Love your comment. But seriously folks are broke and keeping their hardware longer.
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[QUOTE=MrAlex;14401885] Where did you get that info from?!


Joint venture. Google.
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Andos, gigabyte owned 51% of asus back in 2005 when the deal was made. But in 2007 gigabyte said that this deal was not worth it. Asus and gigabyte now, or from 2007, are standalone companies.
Asus was the mother company of Asrock, which also is now an independant.
Whats happening is that low "ranked" companies are getting better, so the competition is heating up. Its good for us consumers though, we dont want to be able to buy just 1 brand, M-iostar-giga-teck-rock . The lowest end board that doesnt even fit a cpu would cost 1000$s .
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Lol, ASRock must've stole all their sales
Seriously, ASRock boards are looking better and better, heck even ECS is looking half decent.
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