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ZOTAC Readies Monster LGA1155 Motherboard

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 15, 2011.

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    If you are to put 4 graphics cards with water blocks, still you have to change the face plates, and think of a way to get rid of those extra ports aligned in 2 lines.
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    IDK if this is OT but, is there a standard way for the back panel I/O ? For this board they could easily make the wires shorter for that wireless card by placing the antenna headers right infront of it.
    And personally I like this wireless idea on desktop boards. Small, power efficient, saves a PCI/PCI-e slot, and better cards rather than those cheap big cards.
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    the good one are single slot. there are even single slot air solutions... Galaxy and some other icnr ....
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    Horrible slot layout for the first 4-way SLI 1155 mobo.
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    and expensive too
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    Dunno how it manages to be expensive looking and seem like some of the plastic is pretty low-grade at the same time. Really clumpsy slot layout for 4 cards. They should of moved the molex to the bottom. Then they could make the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th slot PCIe X16 slots. Then a 8-slot case could fit it.

    And why in the love of god does it have so many display outputs on the back? For an "extreme OC" board that's pretty pointless. Doubt anyone getting this board will be using the Intel graphics. Now it has way too few other connectors on the back.
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    Heatpipe

    Can anyone actually tell me what the heatpipe is for? It looks like it's just connecting parts that are equally hot so the heatpipe can't transfer any heat...

    And yes, horible (if not unuseable) PCIe layout. That ruins it!
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    iirc MSI uses 24 phase on several boards...marketing im sure, but what the hell.
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    Z68 boards that allow for the use of Intel's Quick Sync need to have onboard VGA. I believe ASUS has it emulated on their Deluxe board, but just sticking on a VGA adapter seems to be the most common practice.
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    You can't run 6850's in quadfire. There is only one crossfire bridge. Its the same with the 6870.
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    I love 24 phase just looks damn cool to me..
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    and yes it could still be done on the board it would just require a break in the usual placement of USB Firewire etc ports on the mobo something no mobo vendor has ever done
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    epic fail :D

    Who will be first with 32 phase? GBT? MSI? Zotac! :D
    Marketing win.

    NF200 also fail, all lanes from CPU go to input on NF200, so VGA perf will be few % lower than GBT UD5/ASUS MIVE/EVGA boards :)
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    24 phase? and they say: choose this board. with 24 phase power you gonna have stable power, longer life time, low heat, better oc performance and you gonna hear the same words on their new product again and again n again
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    Again... 24 phase is NOTHING NEW. It's been around for years.....;)
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    Damn...

    *dials up Zotac = review sample plz?*
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    the heatpipe connects both of the hot surfaces yes, but therefore by both surfaces being joined it lowers the overall temps of both areas. So i guess it's not so much about transferring the heat, its more so about adding more surface area to lower the temps.

    This is why a lot of the boards have the heatpipes running from the vrms/mosfets through to the northbridge and then finally to the southbridge connecting them all making it (effectively) one big heatsink.
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    +1 CrazyEyes about spacing and usb connector placing.
    +1 brandonwh64

    This is a really nice board, well done Zotac, would like to see more like this with the +1 error corrections.
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    D'oh, forgot about that, thanks for the correction. :)

    Not a problem if you buy the right card: http://www.techpowerup.com/144424/P...y-CrossFireX-Ready-HD-6850-Graphics-Card.html

    Also I'm certain the 6800 series could easily do tri- and quad-CrossFire over the PCIe bus (i.e. without CF bridges), it's likely just a driver limitation on AMD's part.
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    I was about to ask if that single slotted cardw as ever released and its on newegg

    PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-I2DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 25...
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    you mean your EVGA board?
    lol

    Anyways UD7 has same amount of phases, and this board doesn't say 4 way SLI anywhere.
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    Zotac making non m-ITX boards... oh what times we live in . . .:wtf:


    One thing I love about Zotac is that they put wireless on their boards, so I don't have to use a USB device to add it.
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