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Originally Posted by Corky42More a question than anything, but what does have Intel have to gain by not allowing press and manufacturers to publish full blown reviews. Once they are in the supply chain i don't see what they have to gain by holding out on us.
Originally Posted by captain cavemanOver the years i have purchased quite a few ASUS ROG motherboards, but with he omission of sata express, my next series of new builds will be from another brand
Originally Posted by Dogbert666Quote:Originally Posted by captain cavemanOver the years i have purchased quite a few ASUS ROG motherboards, but with he omission of sata express, my next series of new builds will be from another brand
That's interesting since SATA Express is in its infancy. What benefits do you think it has over M.2?
Originally Posted by Corky42Yea from what i gather if you want the faster speeds you are going to have to buy a new drive, either a M.2 or a SATAe drive, from what i can tell reading about pre-NDA leaks they both use the same controller (if that is the right word)
Obviously nothing can be confirmed until after the NDA, but from what i understand both connector types use the same controller that uses two PCIe gen 2 lanes for a total maximum of 1Gb/s
What has me bummed is that (supposedly) the 1GB/s bandwidth is shared between both M.2 and SATAe so no matter what drives are used, or if RAID 0 is used we can't exceed this 1Gb/s I only hope that future boards either use more PCIe gen 2 lanes, or use PCIe gen 3 for higher bandwidth.
Originally Posted by IvanIvanovichI think satae will be a dead end. There are no advantages at all over m2 and it has a major con of needlessly bulky connection. Obviously only ssd will take advantage of such speed so there is really no need to stick to hdd form factors when it can be a small pcb directly attached to the motherboard.
Originally Posted by IvanIvanovichJust like with msata... you accept that there is only one slot for that on a motherboard. For my primary gaming system I only have a single ssd for some time now so for me there is no downsides. Large ssd is still not cost effective for mass storage, especially not multiple large ssd. So for most they are still likely to use some large traditional hdd there and would be irrelevant anyway.
Originally Posted by PanosIs it me, or the X99 platform is more exciting? These are just are Z87 refresh.
*1 The PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIEX4_3) shares bandwith with PCIe 2.0 x1 and M.2 slot. The default setting is Auto Mode, which automatically optimizes the system bandwidth. If you install a PCIe 2.0 x4 device, the system will automatically detect and disable PCIe 2.0 x1 and M.2 slot.
*2 The PCIe 2.0 x1 slots (PCIEX1_1/2/3) will be disabled when PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIEX4_3 ) operates under x4 speed or M.2 mode."
Originally Posted by faugusztin@jrs77: on other side it will make them an ideal solution for coolers like NH-L12.
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