ASRock P67 Transformer: P67 Gets LGA 1156 Compatibility

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kcorp2003

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My next build is in Q1 or Q2 2012. where ivy bridge cpu is eight-core processors for mainstream and quad-core processors at the entry level segment. As of right now i'm sticking to my Q9550 3.4Ghz and HD4870. I can live with the extra few seconds or mins for boot up, loading, compressing, unzip, converting, installing, etc... can waste the time reading some toms articles :) or other important things like eating.

Also most game engines aren't optimize yet to take advantage what I have. except for Dx11. I know frostbite engine 2.0 thats making Battlefield 3 will be optimize for multi core and Dx11.

All of my games plays well on 1680x1050 on medium settings. So I'm good. Don't need anything yet. Unless I want to game in 3D. then ill need to invest for a new complete build to play 3D comfortably; GPU (crossfire or SLI), 120Hz monitor, new CPU @ 4Ghz, Window 7, SSD (hopefully), x78 mobo, RAM, and wrap it up with a nice case with lots of air flow and wiring management. which i'm saving up money for in 2012 before the world ends :)
 

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[citation][nom]xxsk8er101xx[/nom]Mixing technology never works.[/citation]

You mean like DVD/BD Combo drives? they work pretty damn well in my opinion.

Asrock has done pretty well for themselves, I'm going to keep a close eye on them as long as they provide, at the very least, AMD Bulldozer boards that support SLI.


 

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[citation][nom]xxsk8er101xx[/nom]I dunno why you would buy this. Mixing technology never works.[/citation]
[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]You mean like DVD/BD Combo drives? they work pretty damn well in my opinion.Asrock has done pretty well for themselves, I'm going to keep a close eye on them as long as they provide, at the very least, AMD Bulldozer boards that support SLI.[/citation]
You mean, like DVD drives, that support CDs as well???
 

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Sandy bridges sacrifices far out-way its slight performance increase, quite disappointing. I wont be upgrading until both performance and scalability are met.
 

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anyone asked or answered if there's any real need for these i5-750 or k2500/k2600 if you have lga775 3.2-3.6ghz core2quad.

500-1k update for few measly fps, no thanks.

I know power is some concern but the new mobo+cpu will eat power too no matter how you look at it.
 
Who would want to use a crappy 2 year old motherboard with a new processor and video card and everything? who cares - new rig = NEW STUFF

[citation][nom]dco[/nom]Sandy bridges sacrifices far out-way its slight performance increase, quite disappointing. I wont be upgrading until both performance and scalability are met.[/citation]

the "new" i5's and i7's arent revolutionary, there evolutionary - those of you with older i5's and i7's wont see much of a jump thats expected, there just newer models etc - why are you complaining?

[citation][nom]xxsk8er101xx[/nom]I dunno why you would buy this. Mixing technology never works.[/citation]

agreed, even if it did, why bother?

[citation][nom]James296[/nom]Hmmm, I'll be keeping an eye on ASRock for future products that I may buy. especially for my next build[/citation]

asrock and MSI - i dont understand why people concider there products, MSI in perticular - there horrid rubbish, MSI should stand for "might start intermittently" and asrock at work we call assrock or ascock - bla.

Modding and unofficial support and all that isnt new, asus used to always beat everyone in those reguards, if you think about it, the socket 478 and 775 days - all those used the same GTL/FSB design, technically you can use the original 845 chipset with a Q9650 (aswell as the Intel Atom, Pentium M, Intel Core Duo, Xeon and so on) provided you have the right pin-out and vrm design (and bios obviously) and give it AGP, SDR ram, IDE etc but again WHY BOTHER?
 

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[citation][nom]kcorp2003[/nom]My next build is in Q1 or Q2 2012. where ivy bridge cpu is eight-core processors for mainstream and quad-core processors at the entry level segment. As of right now i'm sticking to my Q9550 3.4Ghz and HD4870. I can live with the extra few seconds or mins for boot up, loading, compressing, unzip, converting, installing, etc... can waste the time reading some toms articles or other important things like eating. Also most game engines aren't optimize yet to take advantage what I have. except for Dx11. I know frostbite engine 2.0 thats making Battlefield 3 will be optimize for multi core and Dx11.All of my games plays well on 1680x1050 on medium settings. So I'm good. Don't need anything yet. Unless I want to game in 3D. then ill need to invest for a new complete build to play 3D comfortably; GPU (crossfire or SLI), 120Hz monitor, new CPU @ 4Ghz, Window 7, SSD (hopefully), x78 mobo, RAM, and wrap it up with a nice case with lots of air flow and wiring management. which i'm saving up money for in 2012 before the world ends[/citation]
I'm right with you on that hardware upgrade. With consoles calling the shots to how graphic intensive games are, upgrading just doesn't make sense at mid-level resolutions. The Q9550 really is an amazing chip that's going to last a good long while.
 

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kcorp While I would have agreed with you if you said it is not worthwhile pgrading from 65nm Core2 to 45nm Core2 ... or even Nehalem, I do really think jumping from an early core2 65nm or AMD1 based system to a 2600K is a good proposition now, and the gains are good.

I tend to want to wait a bit to see if the quad drops in price a bit though.

I just hope Intel release some kind of bios flash to allow QS to run with a discrete card ... then I am there.



 
[citation][nom]stingstang[/nom]I'm right with you on that hardware upgrade. With consoles calling the shots to how graphic intensive games are, upgrading just doesn't make sense at mid-level resolutions. The Q9550 really is an amazing chip that's going to last a good long while.[/citation]

Im still chugging along with a Q6600 @ 3.5ghz :B
 

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It is an interesting motherboard!!! I think Asrock has solved the performance problem of SATA6G. I update the BIOS P1.20 from ASRock website, and the read speed is up to 340 M/b as the P67-extreme6 performed. It is very closed to the real P67.
 

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my current comp is a pentium 4 3.0Ghz and a radeon 9800 pro, 1 GB ddr ram and 80GB hardrive.

it might be time to upgrade.

my gaming is limited to counter strike source and half life 2
 

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ASRock aslways had something up in their sleeve to make public jawdrop. For example: P4Combo (mobo with LGA775 and 478), 775Dual-VSTA (DDR1&2, AGP, PCI-Express, AGP, SATA, IDE, taking everything from 90nm Celerons to 65nm Quad Cores, best component test platform EVER), K8N Upgrade series (AM2 CPU on s754 anyone?), and nForce 3 AM2 board that has AGP and accepts 1st gen Phenoms. They often make Cheeeeapo boards, but they have some badass engineering skills in the works. I'm upgrading to X58 now (got 980X), and I'm considering their X58 Extreme6 now. Well, its VRM SUCK big time, like in every ASRock board, but feature-wise this mobo is nobrainer to buy. Way to go!
 

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ASRock has become my first choice for decent features at lowest price, while retaining quality items like solid caps. I'm not an extreme overclocker, so possible VRM limits have never been a problem for me.
 

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I don't like how the Sandy-Bridge chips are limiting PCI-e Slots only 2 chips support more than 1 X-16 slot and they are the upper scale ones. But they don't even support 2 x16's only 2 8x's for crossfire you would think they would make these chips better than that like making them have support for 2 16's 0r even 3 16's for people that want to run crossfire/sli. maybe offer chips that take the integrated video off and add more pci-e support..
 

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I think this board is just a show-off product. If i had a i5\i7 i would simply sell my cpu and mobo, and buy a fine p67+2500k combo offer. wait - why would i want to do that? (unless i have some crappy mobo witch is unlikely cause i have ~200$ cpu).
Although I dont need it, I wouldn't mind having SB in my rig. New technology is always welcomed.
 

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Why would anyone upgrade from a 32nm CPU to a 32nm CPU on a new chipset platform?

Sure, if you had a 65nm CPU, or maybe even a 45nm CPU I could understand, but going from 32nm to 32nm is just crazy stupid.
 
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