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Asus Teases Z87 Motherboards With M&Ms

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Asus has provided us with some tasty teasers on its upcoming Z87 motherboards.

On its Republic of Gamers website, Asus has provided us with 3 teasers for its upcoming products that will support Intel's Haswell CPU. As is the case with most good teasers, they tell us very little and make us all desperate for more information. Firstly, we have an image of the Gryphon 287 Rev 1.01 motherboard that may be the successor to the Z77 Sabertooth.

Whilst the second teaser is definitely not a motherboard and appears to be some sort of accessory, we haven't a clue as to what it actually is.

Finally we have a motherboard hidden by chocolaty goodness that only reveals the Z87-Deluxe brand name. "Deluxe" is of course amongst the company's most expensive and luxurious range of products.

Unfortunately we'll have to wait at least until Computex 2013 in June for more information on Asus's Z87 range of motherboards.

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    edogawa , March 11, 2013 10:52 AM
    I do love M&MS. They should give out a bag of 1150 M&Ms with every board. :D 
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    tmk221 , March 11, 2013 10:44 AM
    M&Ms are totaly relevant
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    tmk221 , March 11, 2013 10:44 AM
    M&Ms are totaly relevant
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    Robert Pankiw , March 11, 2013 10:49 AM
    hakestermanI wonder if they will be backward compatible with the Ivory Bridge and Sandy Bridge processor ???

    The new motherboards are Socket 1150. SB and IV need socket 1155, so they aren't compatible.
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    inherendo , March 11, 2013 10:49 AM
    No, its going to use a new socket LGA 1150, 5 less pins than previous generations.
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    edogawa , March 11, 2013 10:52 AM
    I do love M&MS. They should give out a bag of 1150 M&Ms with every board. :D 
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    s3anister , March 11, 2013 11:49 AM
    hakestermanI wonder if they will be backward compatible with the Ivory Bridge and Sandy Bridge processor ???

    Sounds more like a chocolate than a processor...

    Anyway, as for the second picture the exposed pins on it remind me a lot of the way the secondary connector next to the USB interface on my H100i looks.
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    NuclearShadow , March 11, 2013 12:21 PM
    I really hope Haswell's performance is quite a decent boost. I'm itching to make a new rig my i7 950 and 920 rigs are generations behind now and I still have little reason to upgrade.
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    wysir , March 11, 2013 12:30 PM
    melt in your mouth, not on your motherbord?
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    heero yuy , March 11, 2013 1:09 PM
    wait... 5 pins les I thought processors were increasing in pins why are they going backwards O.o
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    bison88 , March 11, 2013 1:53 PM
    Does that mean we might actually see Haswell drop before June? I can't wait another month much less 3.
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    nukemaster , March 11, 2013 2:32 PM
    heero yuywait... 5 pins les I thought processors were increasing in pins why are they going backwards O.o

    Chances are they removed some pins that have been redundant(extra unused ground ect). They do not need more pins unless they plan to have more features like the triple and quad channel memory on lga 1366 and lga 2011.

    The change more then anything prevents installation of a cpu that will not work.
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    noblerabbit , March 11, 2013 2:48 PM
    PS4 is coming, my 5 year old AMD Tricore will keep on trucking all there is to do. Just add RAM and SSD and maybe a good videocard if you care to play Tombraider. EA and Activision have singlehandedly destroyed the drive behind PC gaming, stumping innovation. Nothing to see here, moving right along.
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    drwho1 , March 11, 2013 3:00 PM
    If when I get one of this board and I can't find my M&M's.... I"ll riot!
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    wdmfiber , March 11, 2013 3:34 PM
    NuclearShadowI really hope Haswell's performance is quite a decent boost. I'm itching to make a new rig my i7 950 and 920 rigs are generations behind now and I still have little reason to upgrade.

    Unfortunately Haswell won't be a decent CPU boost, as the tech is going into integrated graphics HD 4600. A total waste for us enthusiasts running discrete GPU's. The future is dark... hardware and software(Win8) :( 
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    Metroidam11 , March 11, 2013 7:29 PM
    The second image leaves me clueless. I would really like to know what it is! My guess is something that would go on your desk. Maybe a WiFi extender or an audio controller? June is too far away!
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    lp231 , March 11, 2013 8:17 PM
    Metroidam11The second image leaves me clueless. I would really like to know what it is! My guess is something that would go on your desk. Maybe a WiFi extender or an audio controller? June is too far away!


    Maybe its a revision of ROG's OC key.
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    lp231 , March 11, 2013 8:19 PM
    nukemasterChances are they removed some pins that have been redundant(extra unused ground ect). They do not need more pins unless they plan to have more features like the triple and quad channel memory on lga 1366 and lga 2011.The change more then anything prevents installation of a cpu that will not work.

    Change of pins because the VRM is build into the CPU. Not because it's redundant and if that is, then all the ground pins on the CPU socket are redundant.
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    lp231 , March 11, 2013 8:43 PM
    Metroidam11The second image leaves me clueless. I would really like to know what it is! My guess is something that would go on your desk. Maybe a WiFi extender or an audio controller? June is too far away!

    Maybe it's a next revision of ROG's OC key.

    nukemasterChances are they removed some pins that have been redundant(extra unused ground ect). They do not need more pins unless they plan to have more features like the triple and quad channel memory on lga 1366 and lga 2011.The change more then anything prevents installation of a cpu that will not work.


    Change a number of pins is due to VRM being build into the CPU, not because of extra unused ground.
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    weatherdude , March 11, 2013 8:57 PM
    s3anisterAnyway, as for the second picture the exposed pins on it remind me a lot of the way the secondary connector next to the USB interface on my H100i looks.


    I was thinking the same sorta thing. Maybe it'll read measurements or something?

    Is Asus teaming up with Mars, Inc. to blow our minds? Doubt it. But I could sure eat some chocolate now.
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    InvalidError , March 12, 2013 10:49 AM
    lp231Change of pins because the VRM is build into the CPU. Not because it's redundant and if that is, then all the ground pins on the CPU socket are redundant.

    While putting the VRM on-package reduces the number of Vcc/ground pins required for power, high-speed IOs still require nearly as many ground pins as there are IOs to mitigate noise from ground loops. Packages featuring large amounts of IO are going to continue having an equally large amount of ground pins for the foreseeable future.

    The few fewer pins likely came out of the Vcc budget since less than half as much current is required assuming the VRM is fed from 3.3V or ~1/10th as much if fed from 12V.
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