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as far as we know yes Bagmup it should , but wait for the release first smile.gif
    
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Wish ASRock will tease us as well and and some ROG boards as well tongue.gif
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No, that doesn't explain it. They'd already started with the stupid heat sinks in the x58 era, and the difference between TDP of x58 and, say, x38 (when real heat sinks reigned supreme) was something like 2.5W.

Motherboard heatsinks simply are not as necessary today.

Back in the day, NVIDIA and Intel NB/SB+MOSFETs generated quite a bit of heat. Today, the Intel CPU handles the PCIe, memory controllers, VRMs, and clock generators plus process shrinks.
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The MSI fan connectors, like the 90 degrees power connectors, are a god sent.
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Is it just me or have motherboard launches gotten a lot less exciting over the last year or two?

Unless you are a bencher or building a very specific rig, (say Mini ITX for example), quality boards are all pretty much the same. Set Intel CPU to 4.5ghz, make sure it's stable and move on...

A $175 board provides pretty much the same performance as a $300 board (unless you need specific features or again a bencher).
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nooooo green boards, wermads build would change again sozo.gif

Meh, Haswell didn't float my boat and I'm not ready to go back. X79 still alive and kicking and works just fine for me.
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Gigabyte already 'went gold'. Even managed to come up with something that didn't look too bad:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I don't know why they're trying to copy Asus' hideous style now.

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How are they achieving this on the "Sniper7" :
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Back to the motherboard talk, first up is Gigabyte which has teased some new design schemes for their next generation Z97 motherboards. From the looks of it, Gigabyte is preparing a high-end G1 Killer motherboard based on the Z97 chipset. The motherboard will feature a Sound Blaster core with a design scheme similar to MSI’s MPower and XPower series Audio Boost technology. The tease also shows an impressive four PCI-e 3.0 expansion slots (x16/x16/x16/x8) and three PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots. The motherboard has UEFI Dual BIOS, Killer E2200 LAN chip and an M.2 PCIe interface. The motherboard comes with a next generation heatsink design which we are going to talk about next.

New chip that adds 40 lanes???
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....it took someone HOW LONG?! to do this...?
post #69 of 162
No orange/black mobos yet? headscratch.gif

We really need more of orange...
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Why can't they put the M.2 port on the ITX board? That would just make too much sense.
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