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ASRock z68 Extreme4 Firewire Chipset--TI?

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May 19, 2011 9:02:07 PM

I have done an exhaustive search online, here, there, everywhere and cannot find the answer to this question: What chipset is used for the 1394 firewire on the ASRock z68 Extreme4 motherboard. Does anyone know? Thanks.
a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2011 11:56:51 PM

Well, you're right, Can't find any details on it but, AFAIK, ASRock used the VIA VT6315N chip in their P67 Extreme4 for their firewire controller. Can't imagine them changing.
May 20, 2011 10:23:46 AM

Thanks Noworldorder, that's helpful.
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May 20, 2011 4:58:31 PM


Check out this story still on our front page:

On the first page it confirms that ASRock is using the VT6315N, while ASUS and Gigabyte use the VT6308P (PCI).
May 20, 2011 6:40:09 PM

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May 20, 2011 6:42:23 PM

Well how completely annoying! I mean me, of course. I looked everywhere (eh-hem...) but there in that article for that info. Thanks for this and for Tom's Hardware in general.
a b V Motherboard
May 20, 2011 11:13:52 PM

I had read that article and forgotten; thanks Cangelini!
May 21, 2011 12:22:39 AM

Very welcome guys. Have a great weekend!
a b V Motherboard
May 23, 2011 10:50:36 PM

I am a little slow; I just figured out now that this was not a off-hand question in a random thread.
Oh....buggers....I was really hoping to get that Z68 and give it to my daughter.
no one to blame but myself; I reaped what I sowed.
May 23, 2011 11:12:10 PM

Hey Noworldorder, I'm not sure what gets you to "Oh...buggers...", but I will be using my new build for a DAW music computer, so the chipset matters in particular for my audio intentions, as far as I gather. Texas Instruments-made chipsets seem to be the recommended 1394 chipset for audio work, that's why I asked the question. Depending on what your daughter uses her computer for, the VIA chipset should be fine, no?

Incidentally, I have gone with the ASRock z68 Pro3 (no firewire) and a Lacie 400 PCI card. TI chipset, gets great reviews, and cheap at Amazon.

Good luck!

a b V Motherboard
May 24, 2011 1:41:52 AM

Well, thank you for that Perry! I guess I'm looking for ghosts.
My daughter wants a computer for video creation for her new website, and has asked me whether a PC or a Mac would be better. Well, I have no idea! That's not what I do.
So I am reading up and learning. Some say Avid, Some say Final Cut, some say Adobe Premier.
Some say PC, some say Mac. I have not needed video crafting so I have much to learn.