Intel Finalizes Spec Sheet series for H97 - Z97 and X99 Chipsets

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Out of curiosity, what's the DMI bandwidth on these things? Are we still on PCIe 2.0 x4 equivalent?
     
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    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Dynamic storage accelerator is also present on Z87 and its here to improve SSD writes when cpu is in low power mode aka C3/C6/C7 states, so it doesn't slowdown.
     
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    cyclone3d Master Guru

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    PCI-e configuration I want from top to bottom:
    x1
    x16
    --- whatever, I won't use this
    x16
    ---whatever, I won't use this
    x16

    The PCI-e configuration on most boards is usually really retarded. Please, somebody make a board with this configuration.

    I want dual spaced x16 slots with additional slots that are actually useable. Is that so hard to do?
     

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    Best one I've seen was an MSI X58 board:
    X16
    [something]
    [something]
    X16
    [something]
    [something]
    X16

    That way you get ventilation space.
     
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    Just sold my i4770K, 16GB DDR3 and MSI Z87 GD65 without losing much! Now im off waiting 2 months for Haswell-E :D
     
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    Yeah, really pisses me off that the board manufacturers don't put more space between PCI-E slots (to save space/money??). Why do they still build them with the assumption that people use graphics cards that occupy only 1 slot width???? Or that people on X99 type chipsets don't do anything other than use 1 PCI-E slot for graphics card and nothing else.

    Really annoying that a normal decent modern high-end graphics card takes up two slots space and blocks the usable PCI/PCI-E slot underneath that I could have used for RAID/sound/other interface cards.

    Regarding X99, like the sound of 10 x SATA6. Also glad I didn't upgrade from X58 to 2011 now (once again not backward with 2011!).
     

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