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Ecchi-BANZAII!!! Thanks for the charts +Rep for you
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here's some excellent posts re: sandy bridge's DRM.

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As long as the move is coming to the PC in an encrypted form and the keys to unlock that movie are either baked into the hardware or the key generation is based upon identity information baked into the hardware, then the movie is tethered to that PC or user and therefore DRM protected.
You actually say that: “DRM means ‘Digital Rights Management’ and is used to control the use of digital media by controlling access, and preventing the ability to copy media such as movies.” This is exactly what Intel Insider does!
I can guarantee you that if I receive a HD movie that requires Intel Insider to decode, I most certainly cannot burn it to a DVD and hand it to all my friends for unfettered playback. That’s DRM my friend.
Quote:
“DRM is a piece of software, not hardware.”
You’re trying to redefine DRM to fit your argument. DRM is a functional description, and applies equally to both software and hardware.
“Intel Insider is a service that enables consumers to enjoy premium Hollywood feature films streamed to their PC in high quality 1080P high definition.”
It could do this without adding DRM.
“Currently this service does not exist because the movie studios are concerned about protecting their content, and making sure that it cannot be stolen or used illegally. So Intel created Intel insider, an extra layer of content protection.”
While I’m sure the movie studios are overjoyed, did Intel’s customers really ask for an extra layer of content protection? I’m skeptical. I’m also very curious what kind of inducements the movie studios offered Intel to get DRM built into PCs’ core chipset.
from comments in intel's marketing webpage.
post #283 of 377
Surprised no one posted this yet, from Tom's:

P67 Motherboard Roundup: Nine $150-200 Boards
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Thanks, adding that now.
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I like the way this thread was set up, very easy to navigate reviews

Thanks chunky!
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Why isn't the SABERTOOTH P67 sandy bridge motherboard not anywhere much for sale. I found quite a few but they were out of stock. Was puzzled why NewEgg don't have it. I have totally considered getting a Sandy Bridge. I'm a crossover between a i5 or i7. I just wanna be able to see the sheer power lol.
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time to upgrade!
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If I ever go down 1155 THIS is the mobo I'd get.



http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pag..._review,1.html



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TUF Thermal Radar

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Extra SATA 6Gb/s Supports

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LGA1155 socket for Intel Second Generation Core i7/ Core i5/ Core i3 Processors

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Dual-Channel DDR3 1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 support

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If I decide to move to 1155 and can find this board under $200, I'll probably make it mine

Although it's a toss-up for me between this and the Extreme6... Both are snazzy in their own way.
    
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Quote:
With the recently released P67 chipset from Intel supporting their latest LGA1155 socket, a replacement for the LGA1156, it's not surprising to see many manufacturers releasing new boards to support this.

We've looked at a couple so far, the Maximus IV Extreme from ASUS, and the reference design board from Intel themselves.

However there has been a motherboard that for a long time we've been waiting to test. When we first got a glimpse of it a few months ago we were so stunned with its beauty that we had to show you a preview.

Now it's finally here we can get cracking and see if the performance lives up to the looks.



Didn't know that GIGABYTE had dual BIOS on their mobos as well.
Looks pretty good.

More details here.
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