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 Post subject: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Maximum cache size is 64 GB
You can also only have one accelerated disk per system
Iin Enhanced mode, it employs a write-through strategy to keep data synchronized between the SSD and hard disk. If you lose your solid-state drive, no data is lost.
The performance of an SSD and a hard drive serve as the performance ceiling and floor

Intel Z68 Express Chipset Preview: SSD Caching And Quick Sync
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68 ... ,2888.html

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Intel Z68 chipset to launch May 8, Fudzilla

http://www.fudzilla.com/motherboard/ite ... unch-may-8

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:17 am 
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Less than a month, great news! I've been waiting for those boards to arrive, glad to hear that they're on the way!


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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:44 am 
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Great that they are coming out. But, I don't think I've seen a clean mobo intro...ever. Either there's a h/w oops or it just takes a while for the firmware to not have some kinda bug. If the Z releases in May, I don't think I'd recommend a build until August. Let the bugs be worked out by the bleeding edge builders. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:09 am 
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CA_Steve wrote:
Great that they are coming out. But, I don't think I've seen a clean mobo intro...ever. Either there's a h/w oops or it just takes a while for the firmware to not have some kinda bug. If the Z releases in May, I don't think I'd recommend a build until August. Let the bugs be worked out by the bleeding edge builders. :D
What do you think is a reasonable time to wait? What do you think about 6 months? Or 3 months?

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:46 pm 
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CA_Steve wrote:
If the Z releases in May, I don't think I'd recommend a build until August.

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Hey, just saw this page referenced over on Engadget, some vague slides of Intel's upcoming processor roadmap:

http://wccftech.com/2011/04/10/intel-roadmap-reveals-sandy-bridgee-ivy-bridge/

Not really all the info I'm interested in, but it does sound like they have some upgrades on the way in upcoming quarters.


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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
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CA_Steve wrote:
If the Z releases in May, I don't think I'd recommend a build until August.


Maybe wait an extra few months and get it with an Ivy Bridge CPU?
http://wccftech.com/2011/02/07/intels-i ... rs-arrive/

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
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Figure Ivy Bridge will show up in Jan 2012...so, I wouldn't build with that until April or later 2012 :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
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Hey, I saw this last week and forgot to post about it:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Z68-Motherboard-from-Gigabyte-For-Sale-Before-Release-195508.shtml

There have been some motherboards on display at shows recently too, so it looks like these are bound to come out sometime soon. This board looks great to me, I have a gigabyte 1366 board with 10 sata connectors, so this would be a drop in replacement! Hope it's cheaper when it his mainstream retail channels, though. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Hey, looks like the motherboards are finally showing up on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=z68+motherboard&x=0&y=0

Kind of interesting, although the fact that many of the Gigabyte boards still require a video card is strange. I suppose if they're going to kill off their other motherboard lines and just sell z68 boards then it might make sense, but it's an odd choice for the initial release. It's a shame, one of those gigabyte boards has the 10 sata connectors that I want. Eh, might have to see if I can live with an 8 sata board.


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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:23 pm 
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cordis wrote:
Kind of interesting, although the fact that many of the Gigabyte boards still require a video card is strange. I suppose if they're going to kill off their other motherboard lines and just sell z68 boards then it might make sense, but it's an odd choice for the initial release. It's a shame, one of those gigabyte boards has the 10 sata connectors that I want. Eh, might have to see if I can live with an 8 sata board.


Same thing with the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe. Not such an odd choice really, as Virtu are bundled with the motherboards to allow transcoding with iGPU/Quick Sync. I was expecting all Z68 boards to come equipped with video connectors which I have no need for so I am glad that there are some without.


Edit: There was an oddity after all. As it seems, Gigabyte have chosen to not include Virtu with those motherboards that require a discrete GPU.


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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
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Tephras wrote:
There was an oddity after all. As it seems, Gigabyte have chosen to not include Virtu with those motherboards that require a discrete GPU.


Motherboards like the GA-Z68A-D3-B3 seem to be aimed at discrete graphics card users who would have no use for onboard graphics or Virtu. Presumably they are somewhat cheaper, which may help in marketing terms. The Z68 SSD caching remains of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
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Sorry that it may sound a little stupid? but doesn't the idea look a little like this one: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/ ... o=HDDBOOST

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 Post subject: Re: Sandy Bridge Z68 Support Set
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Hayate19XX wrote:
Sorry that it may sound a little stupid? but doesn't the idea look a little like this one: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/ ... o=HDDBOOST
Yup. Its the same thing. And that was preceded by some kind of "readyboost" function on an earlier Intel/MS design intended to use a flash drive in the same manner. Sooner or later they will get it right. I think maybe later. This feature still takes too much thinking to implement.

see: "The Patriot Xporter XT Boost is specifically engineered to meet the performance requirements and capacity threshold for Windows ReadyBoost" and "Certified for Microsoft Vista Readyboost"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820220253

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