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post #11 of 61
So will there be any new CPUs? Or is this just a new chipset, and that's it?

EDIT: And of course, SSD caching.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 4/11/11 at 7:17am
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SSD Caching.
Was not impressed by the review on Tom's about SSD caching.
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Was not impressed by the review on Tom's about SSD caching.
It isn't for enthusiasts who know how to manage disks.


It actually is pretty good for most users though. Just attach a $50-75 30GB SSD and enjoy performance gain.

It makes things easy. It also allows people who complain about SSD not being low enough $/GB to gain overall performance for $50-75.
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http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ws-thread.html

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post #15 of 61
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I never understood why Intel have integrated such a bad GPU into SB (especially on 21xx and 23xx) =| Id rather wait for Llano if i wanted an APU for my HTPC. H67 and Z68 are totally useless IMO.

why wait for Llano? the current Zacate platforms fare very well for HTPCs for 99.999% of all users. Having built several already these things are pretty sweet.

Intel adding IGP to their flagship boards is no different than what AMD has been doing all along on their ATX boards. Some prefer the ATX form factor and the IGP.

You will see more and more of this in the future as packages get smaller and smaller. I see ATX being fazed out in a few years and mini-itx being the norm for most general users.

All but the most power hunger will use the smaller form factors and only those power hungry users will still retain beastly sized rigs.

For the most part I try to use the most power efficient/friendly rigs I can for my customers and family as its cheaper for them both ways, cost of the build and long term cost.

I only choose power hungry rigs for media applications like Encoding (video rendering) and of coarse heavy gaming but, even then for most of the general population the AMD Zacate platforms are nice little gamers.

I am anxiously awaiting the new Intel platform to see where I want to go....
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I never understood why Intel have integrated such a bad GPU into SB (especially on 21xx and 23xx) =| Id rather wait for Llano if i wanted an APU for my HTPC. H67 and Z68 are totally useless IMO.
Its great for an htpc, if you want to game you need a gpu. If you just want normal htpc duties it will do all that just fine.
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post #17 of 61
Why does Intel have to release 3 different chipsets for one socket? Why not just release z68 in the first place?
 
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post #18 of 61
they did with the X58 and the other sockets didnt sell as well...so this time they figured save the best for last
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post #19 of 61
They should of never had H67 in the first place. It should be Z68 and P67 only.
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Bulldozer, where are you?

JK, wonder how this chipset will fair with SB.
Bullzy is coming soon!!!
http://www.techpreview.in/news/AMD_F...1_Computex.php
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