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Mainboards with two M.2 slots would be nice. With two M.2 SSDs I could completely do without SATA drives. Do you think they will release mainboards with two M.2 slots? Maybe for Haswell E?
Edited by Waro - 4/11/14 at 7:01am
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Mainboards with two M.2 slots would be nice. With two M.2 SSDs I could completely do without SATA drives. Do you think they will release mainboards with two M.2 slots? Maybe for Haswell E?

My heart says yes, my head says no. I want 2x samsung xp941 in raid 0 drool.gif
Edited by serothis - 4/11/14 at 7:14am
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Mainboards with two M.2 slots would be nice. With two M.2 SSDs I could completely do without SATA drives. Do you think they will release mainboards with two M.2 slots? Maybe for Haswell E?

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My heart says yes, my head says no. I want 2x samsung xp941 in raid 0 drool.gif


The big problem is that M.2 is a Mobile form factor, While some include it on desktop parts it's Kinda Nichey as is, Though it'd be cool if they did.
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The big problem is that M.2 is a Mobile form factor, While some include it on desktop parts it's Kinda Nichey as is, Though it'd be cool if they did.

M.2 is becoming the dominant "small" SSD form factor, hopefully supplanting mSATA. Won't be on every board, but I would expect 9 out of 10 midrange- to high-end boards to have onboard M.2 by next generation. It offers a huge performance boost over SATA, and takes up much less space/fewer cables. Not to mention with current-gen Intel boards being as empty as they are, might as well use the space for something interesting.
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My heart says yes, my head says no. I want 2x samsung xp941 in raid 0 drool.gif

RAID 0 is useless for SSDs though, and just increases risk of data loss.
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The big problem is that M.2 is a Mobile form factor, While some include it on desktop parts it's Kinda Nichey as is, Though it'd be cool if they did.

I want to see them in m-ITX boards. You could theoretically build an extremely powerful system in the space of the GPU, motherboard, and PSU. Imagine how compact the system could be without drives.
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Its likely we will need this for the new refresh chips. Highly doubt Intel will use solder as it would crack dies. Hopefully intel will solve the issue with the gap and all will be well.
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Personally I can't wait to find out what sort of clocks the Devil's Canyon chip(s?) will ship at.
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Graff said this product should offer a "very nice performance pop,"

Lisa Graff is on record saying that so there's a possibility that we'll see aggressive clocks.

It's interesting to speculate what MSI releasing this now really means. Will delidding still be useful with haswell refresh? Is intel going to use the extra temp potential (from better TIM and package) to just clock the CPUs higher?
 
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Do you guys think other mobo manufacturers will start copying this soon?

It looks like it does add value for the niche market that always goes to the extreme and is not afraid to experiment and has deeper pockets.
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Do you guys think other mobo manufacturers will start copying this soon?

It looks like it does add value for the niche market that always goes to the extreme and is not afraid to experiment and has deeper pockets.

Depends on whether or not MSI decided to patent this. If it is patented, it will be very unlikely for other manufacturers to add it.
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Personally I can't wait to find out what sort of clocks the Devil's Canyon chip(s?) will ship at.
Lisa Graff is on record saying that so there's a possibility that we'll see aggressive clocks.

It's interesting to speculate what MSI releasing this now really means. Will delidding still be useful with haswell refresh? Is intel going to use the extra temp potential (from better TIM and package) to just clock the CPUs higher?

3.9 or 4.0 stock clocks would be nice for the 4790K, but mostly I hope the lottery overall is vastly improved over the original Haswell 4770K, some were only capable of 4.2Ghz max. redface.gif
    
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