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Windows 7: i7 2600k or 2700k?

08 Apr 2012   #21
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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The P8Z68 is an excellent board, far better EUFI to work with. ASUS is the leader with these new BIOS's and is on the 8th generation of their UEFI now. ASUS has separate engineering teams for each board according to the chipset which leaves Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI and the rest fighting for second place.

Not an ASUS fanboy, just giving some factual information there.

Now, if you can wait a short time you might want to look at the Z77 Maximus V Gene board. Cant say to much about it right now but you can read a little on it below.

Maximus 5 Gene
im seeing so much information leaning toward the asus, and so much information stating that gigabyte would be the better choice, im just not a fan of the blue on the asus, and im not a fan of not having any pcie 3.0 on the gigabyte.

although if i understand correctly, pcie 3.0 is "far from perfected and is not a huge step up." is this correct?
from my understanding, if you are looking at right now, that is correct. pcie 3.0 doubles the speed of pcie 2.0, but there are no devices that can use that bandwidth. If you are looking at a few years down the road (I have no idea how many) then yes it can be a big deal.


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08 Apr 2012   #22
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
The P8Z68 is an excellent board, far better EUFI to work with. ASUS is the leader with these new BIOS's and is on the 8th generation of their UEFI now. ASUS has separate engineering teams for each board according to the chipset which leaves Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI and the rest fighting for second place.

Not an ASUS fanboy, just giving some factual information there.

Now, if you can wait a short time you might want to look at the Z77 Maximus V Gene board. Cant say to much about it right now but you can read a little on it below.

Maximus 5 Gene
im seeing so much information leaning toward the asus, and so much information stating that gigabyte would be the better choice, im just not a fan of the blue on the asus, and im not a fan of not having any pcie 3.0 on the gigabyte.

although if i understand correctly, pcie 3.0 is "far from perfected and is not a huge step up." is this correct?
from my understanding, if you are looking at right now, that is correct. pcie 3.0 doubles the speed of pcie 2.0, but there are no devices that can use that bandwidth. If you are looking at a few years down the road (I have no idea how many) then yes it can be a big deal.
ok, they are too new and donot have reviews yet, but i did some searching with the advanced search options and found these...
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

not sure what the HUGGEEE difference is between these last two i posted^
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09 Apr 2012   #23
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
im seeing so much information leaning toward the asus, and so much information stating that gigabyte would be the better choice, im just not a fan of the blue on the asus, and im not a fan of not having any pcie 3.0 on the gigabyte.

although if i understand correctly, pcie 3.0 is "far from perfected and is not a huge step up." is this correct?
from my understanding, if you are looking at right now, that is correct. pcie 3.0 doubles the speed of pcie 2.0, but there are no devices that can use that bandwidth. If you are looking at a few years down the road (I have no idea how many) then yes it can be a big deal.
ok, they are too new and donot have reviews yet, but i did some searching with the advanced search options and found these...
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

not sure what the HUGGEEE difference is between these last two i posted^
ok so the only major differences are the extreme 6 has IEEE1394 and the extreme 4 doesnt. and the extreme6 has an extra PCIe to supplor tri-crossfirex or tri-sli.

i think i like the extreme 6 but kindof worry how there are so few reviews on it... and i have to ask now, what is the difference between the z67 socket northbride and the z77socket northbridge. just faster?
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