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[VTZ] MSI launches Z77A-GD80 with Thunderbolt Technology

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MSI equipped the Z77A-GD80 with the groundbreaking Thunderbolt™ technology. Thunderbolt™ is the fastest data connection available for your PC, running at 10Gbps. Thunderbolt™ technology delivers two communications methods, or protocols, on a single cable: PCI Express for data transfer and DisplayPort for displays. MSI has integrated the Thunderbolt controller on the mainboard, ensuring that Thunderbolt is a hassle-free solution that not requires additional cards, cables and configuration issues because external Thunderbolt controllers steal bandwidth from other devices. Thunderbolt is an easy technology and should not add to your PC complexity!

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Designer Intel and Apple[2][3]

No thanks! Those two are a recipe for disaster!
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i wonder what kind of price this will cost since TB pushes the price up (from what I hear!)
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64gb on 4 DIMM slots? thinking.gif
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Now for some video cards to start having Thunderbolt biggrin.gif
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My Asus board has a Thunderbolt header. I don't really see the point of having it on the motherboard. It will force you to use iGPU mode which would hurt your performance a bit. I would like to see it start appearing on discrete GPU's though, but the licensing fees will jack the price up.
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My Asus board has a Thunderbolt header. I don't really see the point of having it on the motherboard. It will force you to use iGPU mode which would hurt your performance a bit. I would like to see it start appearing on discrete GPU's though, but the licensing fees will jack the price up.

 

 

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all second gen Z77 boards will have thunderbolt, so there is nothing you can do about it.
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What do they mean it "steals" bandwidth? If it is taking bandwidth away from GPUs when I need it, forget thunderbolt. Btw, what is a thunder-bolt? Sound electricity, lol.
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depends on the implementation, most however will just use up PCI-E lanes from the PCH and not the CPU.
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