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The third one is x8 electrical. IB has 32 lanes, right?

I think it is still 16 as with SB, except in 3.0.
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Why do motherboard manufacturers continue to make boards impossible to use with SLI + PCIe sound card?
 
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Why do motherboard manufacturers continue to make boards impossible to use with SLI + PCIe sound card?

my thouights exactly guess its time to sel the xfi hd and move on to something else =\ def swapping to z77
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That really does look like a pretty good board.
Edit: Too bad it only has 6 SATA ports.

Yea dude ppl who buy sub 200$ mobo have ton of hdd thats for sure rolleyes.gif
well some people do depends on what you use it for. I got a $50-100 h67 (also z68) board and attached 6 hdds to each. Mostly use it for files and streaming. Also have an itx gaming/work rig which I wanted to use 5 ports but the best I could do without compromise is 4 ports frown.gif
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What no GUN heatsink!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    
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So what are the advantages of Z77 over Z68 at this point? I want to upgrade my sabertooth and was considering the Z68 MIVE-Z but will hold off if Z77 has any big advantages...
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So what are the advantages of Z77 over Z68 at this point? I want to upgrade my sabertooth and was considering the Z68 MIVE-Z but will hold off if Z77 has any big advantages...

Z77 really is only a update. Same as P35 to P45 but since overclocking now its not really based on the CPU only reason to get a Better MB is Features. If you are set to upgrade might as well wait for Z77.
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Majin SSJ Eric
pcie 3.0 and native usb3.0. if you have a nextgen z68 all you wil miss is the native usb3.0 then.
    
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for me im running a p67 which can support IVY cpus but is not PCIe 3.0 or isnt that on the cpu itself?
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What exactly does native usb 3.0 mean? I mean my board has usb 3.0 so how is this different (please excuse the noobish question)?
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