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Old 12-29-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Z77 Boards

I am anxious for the Z77 boards to be released!
I figured I'd start this thread to get the info flowing... Let the posting begin.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: Z77 Boards

I haven't heard much, just signing on to get info....Thanks for starting this thread, should be interesting!
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #3
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Re: Z77 Boards

Here are some benchmarks:
http://www.nordichardware.com/news/6...enchmarks.html
And some info about "Thunderbolt":
http://www.eteknix.com/news/intel-to...et-and-boards/
http://www.techpowerup.com/157661/In...rd-Stable.html
And a high level Z68 vs. Z77 comparison:
http://tinkertry.com/sandybridgeversusivybridge/
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the links!
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #5
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Re: Z77 Boards

Anandtech also has a chart comparing the Z77 to other chipsets: intels-ivy-bridge-architecture-exposed
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Re: Z77 Boards

Pics surface of a Chinese board:
http://www.techpowerup.com/157881/Wi...-Pictured.html
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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Re: Z77 Boards

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Anandtech also has a chart comparing the Z77 to other chipsets: intels-ivy-bridge-architecture-exposed
Doesn't look to much different than a Gen 3 Z68 board, two more usb 3.0 ports???? I didn't read the whole thing, there must be something I missed??
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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Re: Z77 Boards

Anand agrees with me....LOL

Ivy Bridge will bring about higher clock speeds thanks to its 22nm process, however the gains will likely be minimal at best. Intel hasn't been too keen on pursuing clock speed for quite some time now. Clock for clock performance will go up by a small amount over Sandy Bridge (4 - 6%), combine that with slightly higher clock speeds and we may see CPU performance gains of around 10% at the same price point with Ivy Bridge. The bigger news will be around power consumption and graphics performance.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #9
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Re: Z77 Boards

There are indications that Intel has been sandbaging IVB's overclocking potential and performance (from people who have some early production samples to Intel's own 'leaked' slides).

We'll have to wait and see.

Oh, and in terms of specs, the Z77 isn't much better than Z68. Again we'll have to wait and see if it's better for IVB than Z68 (my guess would be yes).
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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Re: Z77 Boards

I can't wait for IVB-E Intels future chips like Haswell look very promissing also but IVB-E will be the bomb for me. I love this i7 970 and I will get an IVB-E very similar to it.
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Re: Z77 Boards

Sandog do you think the Z77 will have Intel usb 3.0?
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Sandog do you think the Z77 will have Intel usb 3.0?
Yes, I read it at Fudzilla I believe. I will see if I can find it. Basically Intel caved in and brought it to it's chipsets. I believe Intel was looking forward to using it's new light peak hardware (optics chip).
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Here it is:
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/25...-on-ivy-bridge
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Re: Z77 Boards

Native Intel USB 3.0 and SATA III ports. Sign me up.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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Re: Z77 Boards

Additional details on that Chinese Wibtek board:
http://vr-zone.com/articles/wibtek-f...ard/14411.html
It only has 2 native SATA III ports. Hopefully Intel will increase that to 4 by the April release date, or at least in rev 2 of the chipset.

"We should be seeing more 7-series motherboards at CES next week..."
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