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post #21 of 92
I've noticed a few posts where it seems the writers think that this is LGA1366. It ain't, you know? It's LGA1155 and has the Z68 chipset.
I've despised Gigabyte for years but may give them 1 more chance with this. Maybe.
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post #22 of 92
I like the color scheme, but the mag is pretty corny.

Surprised it has only 2x PCIe x16 slots with no NF200 for 3-way SLI/CFX. If both slots are 3.0 and if it costs less than $300 I guess that would be okay. Though, I think the Killer NPU would inflate the price a bit.
Edited by Seeing Red - 8/5/11 at 10:05am
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post #23 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post

The Essence ST is x16 as well as a couple others. If the X-Fi chip on it is any good it doesn't really matter anyways.
Pssss-the card you linked to is regular PCI not PCIe
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post #24 of 92
Look good.
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post #25 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Pssss-the card you linked to is regular PCI not PCIe
Oops my mistake, long day...
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post #26 of 92
What is so special about this board besides green and black?
post #27 of 92
I think people are forgetting 1155 is a mainstream platform, and are measuring this board upto the 1366 enthusiast version. Wait for the 2011 enthusiast platform to see some real cool features.
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post #28 of 92
I love this board. Great spacing on the pcie's and i love the heatsinks and gun mag.
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post #29 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post
I like the color scheme, but the mag is pretty corny.

Surprised it has only 2x PCIe x16 slots with no NF200 for 3-way SLI/CFX. If both slots are 3.0 and if it costs less than $300 I guess that would be okay. Though, I think the Killer NPU would inflate the price a bit.
The Killer NIC and integrated sound card is probably gonna jump the price a bit. I'd expect this to cost either equal to or more than the Z68 UD7. Probably 340 USD.

I don't mind the magazine clip, but the heatsink in the middle bothers me. Gigabyte should've used a lower profile heatsink and added additional expansion slots that have usage.
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post #30 of 92
8x/8x mobos are dead before they are born.

6950, 6970, GTX 570, 580 lose performance @ 8x.

And more bandwidth hungry NVIDIA Kepler/AMD HD7000 series are on the way.
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