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Old May 11, 2014, 08:47 AM
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The ASUS Z97-A may not be an expensive board as far as Intel's Z97 chipset goes but it offers an envious mix of features, affordability and overclocking capabilities.

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Old May 12, 2014, 10:50 AM
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Count me slightly shocked that there isn't much interest in these boards. :O
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Old May 12, 2014, 11:08 AM
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I personally think the board is a new low in terms of aesthetics. That plus z97 isn't much of an improvement over z87 IMO.
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Old May 12, 2014, 11:27 AM
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This is true. I think the market is already saturated with Z87 and most users may just pass over Broadwell, hoping Skylake will bring something more.
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I personally think the board is a new low in terms of aesthetics. That plus z97 isn't much of an improvement over z87 IMO.
Really? I am surprised. I thought it was a step up from the Z87. Though they certainly wouldn't have hurt my feelings if they further muted it.

But your right. Not enough to warrant much excitement. Sort of like Intel's release of the neutered i7-4790. Nobody's calling that a 4770 killer. And the price reflects that. Makes one wonder why they bothered clocking the 4770 100Mhz higher and calling it something else. /shrug
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Can someone explain the difference between haswell refresh and devil's canyon?

Devil's canyon consists of two skus releasing in a couple of weeks separate from those already announced?
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Can someone explain the difference between haswell refresh and devil's canyon?

Devil's canyon consists of two skus releasing in a couple of weeks separate from those already announced?
The "refresh" chips are just 100Mhz faster, and some models feature a lower price.

The Devil's Canyon chips have actual physical changes that should help lower temps, allow for higher stock clocks, and improve overclocking.
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The "refresh" chips are just 100Mhz faster, and some models feature a lower price.

The Devil's Canyon chips have actual physical changes that should help lower temps, allow for higher stock clocks, and improve overclocking.
Thanks dude, fingers crossed these chips are more overclockable
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Believe me it looks a lot better in person. I actually like the heatsink look of this one compared to the deluxe and pro version. (I just wish it wasn't push pins)
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I barely read CPU and mobo reviews anymore nowadays. I got an asrock z77 Oc formula and a 3770k and to me everything that came out after that seems like a sidegrade and it seems like performance are just stagnating . . .
Any idea when CPU and mobo tech will evolve and become interesting again?
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