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[VR & MT] GIGABYTE’s Bluetooth 4.0 & WiFi Card Revealed

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VR-Zone revealed that GIGABYTE will be offering an add-on card which will add Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi to your computer. This card uses PCI Express x1 interface. It is actually a PCI Express to mini PCI Express adapter which takes a half-sized mini PCI card. This mini PCI card will be connected to two antennas on the back and it’ll enable WiFi for your computer. GIGABYTE is using an Atheros chip for WiFi functionality. For Bluetooth 4.0, there is a USB pin header which can be connected to USB pin header on the motherboard. A standard USB port is also present on the card, you can plug any USB flash drive to it.


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Original source is VR-Zone but its not opening at my end for some reason.

Anyhow, i must say, a clever approach by Gigabyte. They should have give more antennas so that we can upgrade the mini card in future.
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Is it really necessary to have those ugly antennas?
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Is it really necessary to have those ugly antennas?
yeah, looks like were taking a step back with the looks :/ is it really necessary
 
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I like idk
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Originally Posted by BlankThis;15521132 
Is it really necessary to have those ugly antennas?

Paint them burgundy and glue them to the side of your case; your case will be painted in a flesh tone of your preferred pale pink, olive, or chocolate variety.

Instant modern art surrealist boobies. You're welcome.
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Is it really necessary to have those ugly antennas?
Nope, they're replaceable.
 
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After the PCIe 3.0, UEFI and IB FUD fiascos, Gigabyte can sit on those antennas for all I care.
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I don't see why they can't just up the power to the antennas to get better signal. (Implying that they should switch to smaller antennas with lots of power.)
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After the PCIe 3.0, UEFI and IB FUD fiascos, Gigabyte can sit on those antennas for all I care.
This. With no lube.
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After the PCIe 3.0, UEFI and IB FUD fiascos, Gigabyte can sit on those antennas for all I care.
delete
Edited by Sin0822 - 10/31/11 at 12:59pm
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