CPUsIvy Bridge They may be delayed, but the new generation motherboards are ready for action
Do you also have a slight deja vu feeling? Not long ago we met you The new shiny motherboards Which accompanied the launch of The Sandy Bridge-E processors, And here we begin to see the budding motherboards and next chip sets, designed for Generation of Ivy Bridge processors From home Intel Which will arrive in April.
The first manufacturer we came across is CES MSI, Which gave the exhibition a first look at its Z77A-GD65 and Z77A-GD80 models.
As you can guess, the Z77A-GD80 is the more advanced and well-equipped model between the two and will offer 14-phase input to the processor, a pair of PCI-Express 3.0 slots that can work separately on x16 or x8 / x8 together, another PCI-Express 2.0 x4 slot , Four PCI-Express x1 slots (Ivy Bridge processors no longer support the old PCI slots, which will soon be extinct), four USB 3.0 connections, four DRAM slots, four SATA III connections, BIOS control buttons on top The board, durable and high-quality Military Class components and the icing on the cake - Connection Thunderbolt, Although not on the model presented in CES but will be part of the final product that will reach stores.
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ConnectionThunderbolt It is definitely a nice addition that can be very effective in the future, but also one that will cost quite a bit of money - one of the big complaints about connecting theThunderbolt Was related to the high price of the controller on which it is based, between 10 and 30, which will be transferred directly to consumers.
The Z77A-GD65 looks almost identical to its older sibling with the same number of PCI-Express slots and SATA and USB connections, but with a design that includes less-Thunderbolt.
Note again that these are non-final models, so the final data of each model may still change - but as it looks at the moment, the GD65 will be the natural choice for those who do not want to pay "extra cost" for connecting theThunderbolt The advanced.
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Both plates are based on Z77 chipset, The most advanced generationIvy Bridge Which will support both processor acceleration and its built-in graphics core and should be available upon the launch of the processors, as opposed to the Z68 chipsetSandy Bridge Current.
It should also be mentioned thatIvy Bridge Will be based on the LGA1155 chassis (on which the Sandy Bridge processors are based), and will support most of the current generation chips and motherboards, which may be a cheap alternative for anyone not really impressed by the upgrades offered by the next generation of chip sets.
Keep track of us as we search for more products Ivy Bridge Future at CES.