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post #11 of 140
That's a PLX chip on the G1, yes?
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I'm cautiously optimistic about gigabyte and X99. If all goes well we might get a good OC board but on the other hand their track record with "OC" (UD7) on X79 is terrible.

Z77 onwards on the mainstream sockets has been great though. And my current OC board is also great.

Ya, I regret going with the Asus M6F now for z87. I am hoping that starting from a zero customer base will help even out the board partners more. At this point, the R4BE is pretty much the go-to X79 board if you have the budget for it.
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Another pic of the gaming board (from last week)

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Is that a copper water channel that I see on that Z97X-G1-Gaming? If so, Gigabyte actually listened to the consumer (which Asus conveniently forgot to do). Still looks ugly as sin though. And I really hope they come out with a good X99 board, i.e. a Sniper/Assasin series board, because I don't want to go with Asus when X99 hits, and I need a green motherboard T.T.

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Is that a copper water channel that I see on that Z97X-G1-Gaming? If so, Gigabyte actually listened to the consumer (which Asus conveniently forgot to do). Still looks ugly as sin though. And I really hope they come out with a good X99 board, i.e. a Sniper/Assasin series board, because I don't want to go with Asus when X99 hits, and I need a green motherboard T.T.
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Now the most interesting thing about the new board is that it will feature built-in water cooling support which is copper based and allows existing or non-existing users with water-cooled looped pipe setups to gain more cooling performance. This will help cool the MOSFETs and VRMs situated underneath the aluminum heatsink that is a neat new design which features a 8 Phase VRM, fitted with top of the line components.

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Another pic of the gaming board (from last week)

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Oh that's clever. Love the symmetry.
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The sata express connector is huge..
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TPU apparently has some pics of the lower end gaming board:







http://www.techpowerup.com/200109/gigabyte-g1-gaming-z97-motherboard-pictured.html
 
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Can someone update me and tell me what is the main attraction to Z97 over Z87?
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Can someone update me and tell me what is the main attraction to Z97 over Z87?

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