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Old 05-11-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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Wecome Rajiv! Nice to have a new contributor.

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We’ve seen some upcoming Z68 boards from competitors who do not have ANY video outputs on their high end boards, which not only completely diminishes the value of the platform, but more importantly causes confusion for the end user.
Let's take the second part of this quote first:
I think too that this is a source of probable confusion!
But the reason for confusion stem from the first part: Lack of video outputs doesn't necessarily diminish the value!
- Asus has announced a couple of cards with no video connectors, but they do support Virtu, and thus allow the user to benefit from Quick Synk while getting the most out of her/his discrete graphics card. To me that "devaluation" is just about irrelevant.
- Gigabyte, on the other hand, have a couple of cards that not only lack video connectors, but also completely lack access to the iGPU. Thus the Z68 is practically diminished into a P67 with SRT support.

In my opinion Gigabyte is the black sheep here, seemingly removing features at no gain.

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Old 05-11-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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Hi Olle,

You make very valid points! I still think having the ports on there to take advantage of iGPU (in worst case scenarios) is not an unreasonable request. Of course, everyone will always have to look at what they need before anything else.

Thanks for your comment and I appreciate the welcome.

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Old 05-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #4
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One thing I forgot to mention in the first post is that removing the video ports also have some potential benefits:
- Free up the valuable backplate space to facilitate other connectors. (USB, eSATA and what have you...)
- Cut the production costs.

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