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post #41 of 67
kinda looks naked without the big dragon heatsinks

like a burnt wafer....

kinda like the fact I don't want to buy every new cpu+chipset

Not so with GPU's, I want to buy all the new ones, dip them in milk and eat them until I'm fat and broke
post #42 of 67
how about some mini-dtx love?
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The motherboard actually has heatsinks on the VRM, make a change

Don't worry, I'm sure the final boards will have ugly, over-sized, inefficient bricks of aluminium on them. Prototype boards are the only ones to sport actual heatsinks these days.
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This may be very un-overclock.net of me but my i7 930 has yet to cause me ANY issues since I bought it at release years ago. Graphics and SSD's have changed a lot but the gain from a CPU just isn't there anymore unless you are number crunching. These new chipsets are just more of the same thing. No need to upgrade from the previous generation. I'll upgrade when my CPU or MOBO die. A couple of the USB ports are gone now so who knows.
post #45 of 67
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Don't worry, I'm sure the final boards will have ugly, over-sized, inefficient bricks of aluminium on them. Prototype boards are the only ones to sport actual heatsinks these days.
Noooooooooooooo
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This may be very un-overclock.net of me but my i7 930 has yet to cause me ANY issues since I bought it at release years ago. Graphics and SSD's have changed a lot but the gain from a CPU just isn't there anymore unless you are number crunching. These new chipsets are just more of the same thing. No need to upgrade from the previous generation. I'll upgrade when my CPU or MOBO die. A couple of the USB ports are gone now so who knows.

That is how the PC market it going right now, well I think the CPU is not going to matter as much in the future, if you look at things like mantle, its all about low CPU usage, hopefully DX12 (or what ever it will be called) will do the same.
post #46 of 67
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The Next Step in Gaming Motherboards

At CeBIT MSI proudly introduces its 3rd generation of Intel based GAMING motherboards, with support for next generation Intel 22 nm and 14 nm processors. Focusing on the key elements that matter to gamers, MSI made some significant improvements addressing speed, sound & stability.

With the introduction of Audio Boost 2 featuring Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, debuting Direct Audio Power, gamers get to experience the next level in sound quality. Gamers can also push their SSDs to the limit with M.2 and SATA-Express, delivering up to 67% performance increase over conventional SATA3 solutions. Additionally, MSI puts its focus on making the GAMING look & feel even more awesome, while building further on its strong foundation with the best specs and features that gamers wish for, such as Killer Game Networking, Audio Boost and USB Audio Power.

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So looks like sata express will be on board for 9 series after all, that's nice thumb.gif
post #47 of 67
Slightly faster loading times? Unless the load is entirely sequential reads (or they develop a controller with significantly faster random reads), it's not going to make a difference for gamers.
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So looks like sata express will be on board for 9 series after all, that's nice thumb.gif

We already knew that from the pic on the first page doh.gif
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Nice. That Z97 Gaming 3 looks like the perfect drop-in replacement along with a 4770K when I have the $$ to replace this LGA1366 beast of mine. smile.gif
Same processor here too!
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