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Intel had refreshed their long-life LGA 2011 platform and had released new 22-nm Ivy Bridge-E processors instead of old Sandy Bridge-E. But we have doubt about the new CPUs can breathe new life into old high-priced enthusiast platform. Read our review!
This is a mainboard with good accessories bundle, convenient layout, efficient cooling system, wide functionality and low power consumption. It is really close to becoming a leader as soon as some minor issues are successfully resolved.
A mainboard with rich accessories bundle, convenient layout, extensive functionality and 5-year warranty cannot be bad by definition. However, it is only a few small steps away from being named an absolute ideal.
Today we are going to talk about not the very top, but also not the very junior model from ASRock. However, we can’t call it mainstream either. It is a very feature-rich mainboard that tends to be closer to the flagship models. The “GB” letters in the model name are an abbreviation from “Game Blaster” – a complex expansion card that combines the functionality of a network and sound card.
This is a junior model in the line-up, but with a full feature set and unique peculiarities. Moreover, in some aspects it is even superior to some of the higher-end models, and its functionality is extended with a number of additional onboard controllers.
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Intel LGA 2011
LGA 2011 is an upcoming high-performance Intel platform for computer enthusiasts. It will come to replace LGA 1366 and will be compatible with Sandy Bridge-E processors – enhanced Sandy Bridge modifications based on the same microarchitecture.
Desktop LGA 2011 processors will have 4-6 cores, four-channel memory controller and 32 PCI Express 3.0 lanes from the CPU. Sandy Bridge-E products will work at 3-4 GHz clock frequencies and have 10-15 MB of cache memory. LGA 2011 processors will be manufactured with 32 nm process.
This desktop platform will consist of Intel X79 Express chipset that will communicate with the processor via the QPI bus. Besides a standard set of features, this chipset will also support SATA 6 Gbps and SAS ports.
LGA 2011 platform is scheduled to be launched in the end of 2011.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Monday, January 16, 2012
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Sunday, October 9, 2011
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