Published on 18th July 2011 by
Originally Posted by tigertop1Pity it is an mATX. And can someone explain why new mobos are not fitted out totally with USB3 and Sata6.?
Since these are backwards compatible it seems odd that manufacturers don't just move on. Or is there a significant price penalty or a major technical reason why they don't
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Originally Posted by VenaresAudio is still a Realtek with a software layer so a dedicated card will still beat it hands down.
I'd I would assume a Fenrir would fit on there as I had no problem getting Noctua C14 on mine.
Originally Posted by MaterialThe fenrir will fit physically but you'll need to cut the AMD mounting lugs off the crossbar mounting plate to do it, as is the case with most of Asus' P67/Z68 boards.
Originally Posted by WhindogSuch a shame, Is the ROG ATX board version as good??? Does it even exist???
Originally Posted by DeXCan anyone explain why the Gigabyte board doesn't stack up to the Maximus IV Gene-Z in SATA speed?
Originally Posted by BazUSB3 isn't native to the Z68 chipset; it's added in by an additional controller chip at additional cost. Similarly, the Z68 chipset only supports two SATA (3) 6Gbps ports; the bandwidth isn't there for more. Rather than sell it as six SATA 6Gbps ports and have gimped bandwidth, Intel chose to have two full bandwidth SATA 6Gbps and four SATA (2) 3Gbps ports.
Adding additional SATA 6Gbps ports is only possible via extra chips, for example, JMicron SATA 6Gbps controller, which take up a PCI-E lane, and again cost more.
Originally Posted by tigertop1OK and I appreciate your response but in the greater scheme of things such oncosts are minimal in a production run when weighed against the advantage of being two steps ahead of the opposition. It is going to happen some time so why not now on a premium board? I already use a PCIe USB3 card . All it does is take up a valued PCIe slot as opposed to having the stuff built in . Same applies to SATA 6
Originally Posted by BindibadgiWe're just better at making motherboards B)
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