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    News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Trio of boards ready and waiting for Intel’s next-gen CPUs.
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    I like the all black colour scheme.

    Will they have EFI though?

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    Will they have EFI though?
    No idea. Gigabyte was pretty closed lipped on these boards, literally providing only basic info and some press shots.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Meh, waiting on the enthusiast socket 2011 chips
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Meh, waiting on the enthusiast socket 2011 chips
    Pretty annoying that. You have to choose between ridiculous overkill (4 memory channels on a desktop FFS) or castrated (how many PCIe lanes?) with nothing in between.
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    though disappointingly the second slot will be electrically limited to PCIe 2.0 x4 in a dual-card configuration
    well what did you expect from Intel's mainstream crap

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by semo View Post
    well what did you expect from Intel's mainstream crap
    x8 ?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    I don't know what Intel are thinking with their nerfed peripheral interconnects since their H5x chipsets. DMI... really?

    If you want bundles of PCIe traffic, your best bet is AMD or the aged X58 platform

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by semo View Post
    I don't know what Intel are thinking with their nerfed peripheral interconnects since their H5x chipsets. DMI... really?

    If you want bundles of PCIe traffic, your best bet is AMD or the aged X58 platform
    It's a key way to differentiate between platforms - not to mention x8/x8 CFX/SLI is only marginally slower than full x16.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Pretty annoying that. You have to choose between ridiculous overkill (4 memory channels on a desktop FFS) or castrated (how many PCIe lanes?) with nothing in between.
    Indeed, and already owning a i7 920 these are no real upgrade for me, downgrade in every way infact other than the CPU performance, (Dual channel memory, less PCI-E lanes ect)
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    It's a key way to differentiate between platforms - not to mention x8/x8 CFX/SLI is only marginally slower than full x16.
    Platinum summed up pretty well what I was trying to say. Features like HT and turbo are a good way to differentiate but nurfing the internal interconnect and few other things is not excusable... especially bad for H55 owners who bought a platform that was outdated from day one (low number of PCIe lanes, not official USB/SATA 3 support, obsolete platform only after a year or so)

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by semo View Post
    Platinum summed up pretty well what I was trying to say. Features like HT and turbo are a good way to differentiate but nurfing the internal interconnect and few other things is not excusable... especially bad for H55 owners who bought a platform that was outdated from day one (low number of PCIe lanes, not official USB/SATA 3 support, obsolete platform only after a year or so)
    H55 does exactly what it set out to do. No more, no less. If you want high number of PCI-E lanes or a longer lasting platform then there were other alternatives.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases Sandy Bridge motherboards

    If one uses a longer graphics card which is quite common nowadays, then it will block most of the SATA ports....that is why I had to get rid off my asus mb....I thought at least the guys at Gigabyte have some common sense.

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