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Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Don Karnage, Apr 8, 2012.
Ivy Bridge is 22 nm, per this Wikipedia reference:
I have an asrock x79 extreme 4 sitting in my closet. Amazing board for the money. Don't be afraid of asrock
we're talking about the mobo die (i think, but for sure its not about CPU nm )
This. We know IB is 22nm. We were discussing the size of the Z77 chipset which is 45nm.
Based on past experience I wouldn't expect to see much of a drop in processor pricing for the 2nd generation Intel® Core processors over what is currently out there.
Microcenter has a couple of the Asus Z77 boards in stock now. If you feel like flipping a 2500k it'll stack for the $50 off currently also
Ahaha, it's more a marketing tactic than an error. NCIX sells the P8Z68-M Pro for 126.99. The 134.99 price point for the P8Z77-M Pro consequently makes a lot of sense. It was never intended to be a $175 product, they just write that to make you think that you are getting a good deal. (I say it probably still is a decent deal)
Ah, indeed. Still, it's a fair price, imo. ^_^
For these new motherboards is it worth getting memory faster than DD3-1600, e.g. DDR-2400?
If you were to check the "LGA 1155" Wikipedia link, the article plainly states that the CHIPSET for Ivy Bridge uses 22 nm lithography, and that the original Sandy Bridge chipset (and clearly NOT the CPU) uses 65 nm lithography. If that information is incorrect, then Wikipedia can be corrected by anyone with better information.
The asrock is a full $100 cheaper than a comparable Asus board, I think i'm going to have to try one.
ASRock is relatively new to the scene but they are making a good dent
I like the Gene V, but want it full ATX for my gaming rig if I'm going to upgrade. Also would prefer a darker red.
The Z77 chipset does not use 22nm. There is NO REASON for chipsets to be on cutting-edge fab processes. Intel utilizes excess capacity of older fab processes for chipsets, they always have.
If Wikipedia says that, then it is quite clearly wrong.
Reference needed, and preferably direct from Intel.
Edit: Wikipedia now says Ivy Bridge is 65 nm.
Just use google, or go to wikipedia now. It would be a little crazy and costly for intel to use the latest and greatest on the chipset. 22nm for the chipset shouldn't have even passed the laugh test.
Aww man! I was all stoked about the Gigabyte mATX GA-Z77MX-D3H .. but the PCIe 16x slot will drop to 8x when a card is in the 8x slot. I would like to put my X-Fi card there, one extra slot away from the GFX card. I can deal with it right next to the GFX card (if dual slot size). Out of the limited mATX Z77's NE has .. the GA-Z77MX-D3H is my top pick!
Whats with all the red white and blue color schemes? It's like an american flag exploded at newegg.
The Sabertooth is the only one that's not downright ugly.
are you kidding me? the savertooth looks like someone put a piece of plastic over a shitty looking motherboard
I thought Asrock is just a subsidiary of Asus that was supposed to release budget boards but ended up making fairly good mid to upper range boards.
Used to be, but they were spun off and are their own company now.
I still question them. Built my dad a system with a board years ago though and it worked great.
ASRock is trying to break out into the mainstream and high end gaming mobos now. Last year they did a pretty good showing with some of their mobos. If they continue trying I think they will become a major contender. I hope they succeed at it. We consumers need more quality choices.
Various sites have reported 65nm for Z77
PC Pro claims this is true of all the new chipsets, even the mobile ones.
Not good news.