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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    K series CPU ( Devils Canyon) will works only with Z97.
    Other CPU...on both Z87 & Z97.
    Yesterday,I also uploaded latest info (pic,video,BIOS sheet,etc) here:

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post284764

    Edit:
    Z(H)97 is partly on GB web page:
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/lis...jid=0&p=2&v=31
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    ahh should have known with intel,nice marketing move
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    Yeah explains why Intel said Devils Canyon is "marketed" for 9 series chipset.
    But still no problem for me. If I do buy a Z97 board I will certainly get the new K cpu.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    Yea,I will go also for 4790K.......
    but, I am afraid...no soldering will be done.

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    Not sure if bellows pic is Haswell Refresh:

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    Yikes. I saw some prices posted overseas and for some reason looks like the black edition boards cost more than the normal ones? I surely don't want any more garish yellow/gold heat sinks, especially since I have blue, black and white sleeving...but I don't see any reason to pay extra for toned down colors, either.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    Yea,I will go also for 4790K.......
    but, I am afraid...no soldering will be done.

    Edit:
    Not sure if bellows pic is Haswell Refresh:

    If it is, it has a lot more surface mounted stuff than Haswell, for sure. Well we'll see if a delid will be needed....it's no big deal but hopefully Intel has reduced the distance between the IHS and cpu.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    so not to confuse you can only run the devils canyon k chips on z97?? not the haswell k chips?

    but the non k haswell chips will run on z97?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    so not to confuse you can only run the devils canyon k chips on z97?? not the haswell k chips?

    but the non k haswell chips will run on z97?
    Devils canyon runs only on Z97....all others run on eithr Z87 or Z97 afaik.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    so not to confuse you can only run the devils canyon k chips on z97?? not the haswell k chips?

    but the non k haswell chips will run on z97?
    Hmm,it's still unclear excatly method......

    The one bad bit of information is that it appears that Devil’s Canyon will only be supported by the Intel 9-series motherboards. Intel is very tight lipped on what they are saying, but if this is true they will be locking down what boards support these new CPU’s by the CPU micro code in order to push sales of their new Z97 platform.
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    Some of these fixes may leave enthusiasts wondering why Intel didn’t address the issues beforehand but one aspect of Devil's Canyon will likely raise hackles: the processors will only be compatible with upcoming 9-series motherboards due to slight changes in the CPU’s microcode. Anyone using an 8-series chipset like the popular Z87 will have to stick with the hot-running first generation Haswell parts.
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    I already checked GB Z97 BIOS's and all Microcode is same ,as modded the Z87 BIOS.

    I am also sure that BIOS from Z97X-SOC, I can easily modded to be flashed on Z87X-OC.

    Must be something else (maybe in Z97 chipset),for all manufacturers to be on save side.
    Let see,when the time come for Devil's Canyon.....=> 02.June 2014.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97 Boards Teazer

    Would love to grab a Z97X-OC Force! (or non-force) They look nice but I don't see a massive improvement over Z87 other than the obvious M.2 and SATA Express :)
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