Like Pandora’s box, “Non-Z OC” option or to outlast Intel Z87 Motherboard sales




Like Pandora’s box, “Non-Z OC” option or to outlast Intel Z87 Motherboard sales
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Acquiescence H87 and B85 can target K-series processors Ratio adjustment, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing?

Perhaps this is not the first day of the things that early period in Ivy Bridge processor, Intel motherboard manufacturers began to acquiesce in the non-K series for the Z series motherboards open Ratio adjustment option and enter the 8 series chips, we have once again see the associated happen.

Z68 chipset from the beginning, we all know that not only for Intel processors, but also for the motherboard chipset overclocking (Overclocking) limit users to use non-K series processors, can only rely on Intel’s Turbo Boost technology (Fine Tune ) to enjoy the advantages of higher clock, but for most of users, this seems to be no difference, because the PC for them to use as long as it firmly, you can not see any situation.

But into seven series after the late chip, motherboard manufacturers began to open a Pandora’s box, for non-Z series motherboard Ratio adjustment options, breaking the non-Z series motherboard is equipped with K-series processors can overclock situation.

However, Intel has not given the matter much for responding, perhaps that they acquiesced motherboard makers carry out this action.

After we entered into eight series, such a situation from happening again soon.

Recent abroad caused considerable discussion, ASRock lead against Fata1ly H87 Peformance Ratio can be adjusted in addition to outside (maximum 120), as well as “Non-Z OC” option to choose the maximum 4.8GHz, who want to use the K series processor, but do not want to spend big money to purchase the Z series motherboard users, this is definitely a quite attractive.


But for ASUS and GIGABYTE motherboard manufacturers such terms, perhaps this is a pretty big blow.

Intel Z87, H87 and B85 chipsets main difference is the amount of USB and SATA Ports, and Z87 and H87 difference is in the K-series processor overclocking options. Of course, the price difference between the chipset is another difference, but because of the plant’s purchasing volume is different, so the price will be a gap, so we are not here for the price discussion.

ASUS and GIGABYTE Z87 as Haswell processor to hit, in terms of price with ASRock and MSI have a little gap, and facing H87 Z87’s main function is replaced, the consumer will probably turn to choose the cheaper H87 rather expensive The Z87 chipset motherboard, which is bound to face various Z87 chipset motherboard inventory problems.

Plus consumer Haswell platform conversion will not high, and Intel will release in 2014 of the Z97 chipset has SATA Express case, motherboard factory line seems to be entered into the winter.

Intel do not know that there will be a similar situation happen?

Perhaps they understand, but the case of continuous chip orders, and there is no loss for Intel, and that such a situation, why not do it? And in recent years, Intel will gradually shift Ultrabook market and Mobile, PC perhaps as long as you can maintain a certain production.

However, Non-Z OC will attract consumers to abandon the current platform, convert to Haswell processors, but also people have a little doubt.


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