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Without a new chipset coming down the pipe for a few months it is up to the motherboard manufactures to be the innovators and make the latest Z77 motherboards sexy and exciting. It is for this reason all the major players in the industry are turning to Thunderbolt, which has been used in the Apple market for some time, but is relatively new to the PC scene.
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