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post #31 of 92
So I'm the only one that likes the mag heatsink...? Looks so gimmicky it's cool. Although I don't like any of the rest of the board compared to my z68 pro even
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post #32 of 92
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Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
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.
Pretty much all 1155 without NF200 is 8x/8x. You can see from the image that it's hardwired for 16x/8x meaning a single card will run at 16x.

Running at 16x but going through a NF200 will lower frames/scores compared to 16x without one.
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post #33 of 92
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Pretty much all 1155 without NF200 is 8x/8x. You can see from the image that it's hardwired for 16x/8x meaning a single card will run at 16x.

Running at 16x but going through a NF200 will lower frames/scores compared to 16x without one.
Hey yea this is true. unless you are running two way overclocked GTX 580s with resolution of 2600X1600 you wont see a difference.

NF200 is really only goo for 3-way configs.

I have this board, have had it since monday, and its doing pretty well, I like how they didn't add the audio and LAN to the CPU's PCI-E and instead used the PCHs lanes.
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post #34 of 92
i like it personally, im a black/blue white/blue theme kinda guy myself. but if i go black and green with my next build i may look into this.
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It takes a G1 to get Gigabyte to have 4 fan headers, other than the CPU fan header.
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post #36 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
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.
I have a hard time believing this seeing as GTX 480s in SLI have no performance loss in x8 as tested by [H].
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It takes a G1 to get Gigabyte to have 4 fan headers, other than the CPU fan header.
or a X58A-OC, their other boards have fan headers but only 1 or two are controllable, which is a downside
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post #38 of 92
I for one love the magazine heatsink..i think it looks cool as hell!
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post #39 of 92
the magazine heatsink makes it look like a cheap toy IMO. it just seems unnecessary, i wonder how effective it actually is at keeping things cool
post #40 of 92
i would love if they had a mag heat sink option.


comes with the mag on it, can get a normal one or another design if desired...
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