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ASRock Readies Z68 Fatal1ty Motherboard with PCI-Express 3.0 Slots

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yes well it's not a bad thing and there really is nothing to complain about, but it's still kinda useless.
     
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    yes i agree its quite useless, but I guess ASROCK figured that if there is 1 in a million users who still use it (such as old geezers like my dad), they would include it. but other than that.. hey! i really like their xfast usb feature.. the dual lan teaming feature... the instant boot (it really does work magic), loads of usb 3.0 ports, and loads of sata 3 ports... and gold caps! (looks amazing in my windowed case)

    and last but not least, dual PCIE 3.0 16x slots!!
     
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    Omg, this is an asrock‏!‏
     
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    one reason maybe its coz sata offers performance than ide. and ide eats much space than sata
    using sata would boost its prestige than using ide. and one more, we can always use ide to sata converter
     
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    in the space that floppy port takes up, they could have stuck an aux 4 port sata controller. even if it harms no one, that space could have been better used - add in an IDE port or two as well, and hello free space.
     
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    Most SuperI/O also support the legacy connection, which is probably why it's there. If they put another controller specifically for that function, then that's balls...but if they are jsut using the SuperI/O chip, then I think it's great.
     
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    Isn't the pcie 3 on this board just a marketing gimmick? After all the s1155 CPUs only have pcie 2 controllers
     
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    Well, some state authorities still use DOS software and insist on sending them info on floppy disk. Banks did that too. FDD is rarely used, but some of us prefer it for BIOS update and tweaking - disposable media, easy to use, no drivers needed. IDE is useful for optical drives. Why should I replace mine perfectly fine IDE DVD-RW drive (barely used) with SATA one.
    So useful features for me, I've got some expensive business hardware on COM port too.
     
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    This MB should be full of gimmicks and things people would not really benefit from otherwise it would not be worthy of the Fatal1ty name.
     
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    I hope they are going to make Fatal1ty Performance series as well as I think Professional is way too much for me. I would assume the price difference would be quite significant.
     
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    It supports future Ivy Bridge 1155 Processors, which support PCI Express 3.0
     
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    IDE and Floppy are totally useless for me. I would never utilize these ports ever again. Having said that, its fantastic that ASRock are supporting older hardware and i think they should continue to do so until the technology is totally dead. Some people just dont need to move on because what they currenty own is more than sufficient for the work performed.

    PCI-E 3.0 ? Gimmick at this stage, although i look forward to the release of GPU's and more Mainboard that support this. Obviously there will be a huge difference in bandwith with the 3.0 and you wouldn't truelly be able to compare it to 2.0/2.1. Bandwith will not be the only thing improved . . .

    Nothing like a USB powered Floppy or DVD rom to eliminate the need to an internal Floppy and IDE Rom.
    As for the IDE hdd, i recommend an upgrade to SATA due to their current price/performance/size factor (If your upgrading your Mainboard anyways).
     
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    I own the P67 version of this board, and I can confirm that the floppy/IDE connection is using the SuperI/O chip, you can directly disable them in the SuperI/O option under UEFI.
     
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    Pretty sure the 6 series chipsets don't support ivy.
     
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    6-series chipset-based motherboards will support Ivy Bridge LGA1155 chips with BIOS/firmware update.
     
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    Didn't know that thanx for the clarification BTA
     
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    Thought so. Thanks for confirming...I'mma gonna need to get a sample from these guys to review; the board is kinda interesting to me, as it has many gamer-focused features that i know I could use.
     
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    Super IO chip can't handle IDE. It has to be one of the third-party SATA controllers. Most 2-port SATA controllers have an IDE channel that can drive up to two devices at ATA-133 speeds. The FDD can be controlled by the Super IO.
     
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    Please for the love of god tell me they got that schmuck's face out of the EFI bios... Please.

    The fatality is my favorite of all p67 boards (against Ud7, and MIVE) but that dude's grill in the bios was BLEH.
     
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    You gots it. ;)

    Asmedia ASM1061 most likely for the IDE.

    Marvell's contorller:
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    There is no speed difference between PCIe 2.1 and 2.0. Don't know where anyone got that from...


    <--- Senior PCI-E engineer for AMD since 2006
     
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    FDD and IDE

    I know a lot of people who would like to upgrade to a higher performance system and require and ide and floppy drive. Not all of us were born after 1990.
     

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