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Wow , nice:


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The board on show from MSI today is titled the Z68A-GD80, which indicates it is likely to sit towards the top end of MSI’s range of LGA1155 motherboards. It’s not clear though whether that’s as a result of the positioning of the Z68 as the new premium chipset (replacing the P67) or simply MSI’s choice to show this particular premium board.


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post #2 of 15
It looks like a GD65 with a new chipset and a second Gbit lan. That onboard DVI port looks so weird.
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Originally Posted by mem0man View Post
It looks like a GD65 with a new chipset and a second Gbit lan. That onboard DVI port looks so weird.
Probably looks like a GD80 with a new chipset. BTW why only 7 SATA ports?

EDIT: Apparently that's one more port than the P67A-GD80, but 1 less than the GD65...
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Must have something to do with board design or power, the mid range boards all have 8.
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I7 2600k and 2500k are compatible with this board right? And are these chipset going to push SB oc?
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I would guess yes. This is the enthusiast board from MSI, without good OCing I wouldn't see a point.

Z68 is essentially P67 that supports the onboard GPU so, yes, it is 1155.
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I7 2600k and 2500k are compatible with this board right? And are these chipset going to push SB oc?
They are compatible. And trust me, Z68 is gonna overclock better than P67, because Z68 supports base clock adjustments.
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They are compatible. And trust me, Z68 is gonna overclock better than P67, because Z68 supports base clock adjustments.
really?
I just bought a M4E ? :s
   
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Z68 is gonna overclock better than P67, because Z68 supports base clock adjustments.
Where did you hear this?

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This is because the chipset is known to offer both CPU overclocking and the ability to overclock the on-board GPU, two features that are currently not available in a single LGA115 chipset.
Is that what this is supposed to mean?
    
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Where did you hear this?


Is that what this is supposed to mean?
Z68 will only be useful if you take advantage of what it's specifically offering. As far as OC'ing the cpu with the Z68, I really do not see anything better than what the P67 mobos can do.

Read this so you'll understand what it's all about http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...hing,2888.html
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