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namuk
11-17-07, 02:48 PM
Maximus Formula (Special Edition)

OR

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

thanks for reading

mythy
11-17-07, 11:01 PM
neither? :p p35 is faster by a hair then the X38 an a crap load cheaper

Gorion
11-17-07, 11:12 PM
If I was going with DDR2 I would have probably given the P35's a hard look.

But does any of the P35's support PCIe 2.0? If you want that I think you need X38.

mythy
11-17-07, 11:22 PM
It yields 0% performance increases but yea you need X38 for this useless feature. I'm sure its worth another $150 ;)

Gorion
11-17-07, 11:38 PM
I'm not arguing what it's worth.

It is about the only consideration.

mythy
11-17-07, 11:48 PM
yes $98 bucks and overclocks like hell :D

namuk
11-18-07, 07:05 AM
i want 45nm Processor p35 do not do this . i was going to go nforce but want a change (also because i have a xfi no were i am coming from) still want to no whtch mb or best one

Gorion
11-18-07, 08:41 AM
Here is a great article on the asus:

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3149

And one on the gigabyte (this is an article written on a pre-release engineering sample board)

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3077


If your not going to watercool them I'm not sure if the SE version of the asus is the way to go. It has a waterblock on the north bridge and I'm not sure how cool that will stay without water running through it.

Gorion
11-18-07, 08:48 AM
P35 boards does not support 45nm processors?

I thought they did. :hmmm:

namuk
11-18-07, 08:53 AM
yea was looking at waterblock i could get the version below that is the air heat pipe also wot is differance to the above motherboards and the P5E3 mbs ?

Gorion
11-18-07, 08:58 AM
P5E3 uses DDR3

Gorion
11-18-07, 09:01 AM
This P35 supports 45nm

http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1749&modelmenu=1

namuk
11-18-07, 09:07 AM
This P35 supports 45nm

http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1749&modelmenu=1


yea my misktake dam heads battered with motherboards you read one reveiw gets good reveiw then read another and it get crap reveiw

also i sonner stick too ddr2 due to the ddr3 is well dear

wot about this http://uk.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=572&l4=0&model=1873&modelmenu=1

wot is differance to this and Maximus Formula ??

Gorion
11-18-07, 09:12 AM
I don't know that there is much of a difference. I would get the cheaper one ;)

mythy
11-18-07, 12:44 PM
ok so why do you feel like wasting all that money again?: :(

namuk
11-18-07, 01:01 PM
ok so why do you feel like wasting all that money again?: :(



???????????

ChiBChombo
11-18-07, 03:03 PM
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1749&modelmenu=1 doesn't support sli right? or does it? neither does the Maximus Formula it seems?

And what does WiFi means? I'm also looking for a good motherboard to get around january, I'm getting a 45nm processor by then. And also I'd like one that supports Sli just incase i end up getting a 2nd video card later on.

namuk
11-18-07, 03:40 PM
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534&l4=0&model=1749&modelmenu=1 doesn't support sli right? or does it? neither does the Maximus Formula it seems?

And what does WiFi means? I'm also looking for a good motherboard to get around january, I'm getting a 45nm processor by then. And also I'd like one that supports Sli just incase i end up getting a 2nd video card later on.

the motherboards i am looking at are the x38 mate there crossfire boards ie ati in sli but i am not going for ati i am useing nvidia and you can only use one nvidia card on intel x38

you need to be looking at nvidia 680i or wait for the new nvidia 780i think that is out very soon ie before cristmas if i were you wait for 780i

also you have near enough system as me other than graphics card . you had no issues with the xfi on that board?

ChiBChombo
11-18-07, 03:43 PM
Booo, I was hoping it supported Sli too, I've heard a bunch of bad things about the 680i... Hopefully 7xx one comes out soon and is good..

namuk
11-18-07, 03:48 PM
Booo, I was hoping it supported Sli too, I've heard a bunch of bad things about the 680i... Hopefully 7xx one comes out soon and is good..

thing is then you have to wait for the 780 tobe out a bit due too teething problems ..
only reason i want to go intel is that xfi problem ie crackel and voice or ip switiching off and the nvidia network problem in vista 64 . and other problems just want to try intel and get a 8800gt till the nvidia 100 series come out in summer hope lol

mythy
11-18-07, 11:20 PM
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X38 VS P35= $260 VS $98 So what is so great about X38 again?!?! Surelynot its performance since its the sme as P35. And you did mention going Nvidia.. SO what makes you interested in X38?

namuk
11-19-07, 10:02 AM
X38 VS P35= $260 VS $98 So what is so great about X38 again?!?! Surelynot its performance since its the sme as P35. And you did mention going Nvidia.. SO what makes you interested in X38?

it says above why i want to swap from nvidia and
X38 has support for PCI-E 2.0, and also the ability to support the 65 and 45 nm cores of the processors currently being planned for release by intel

mythy
11-19-07, 10:50 AM
oh wow this is news to me! What new CPU is coming out that P35 can't handle? :o I guess I havnt been paying attention :p

namuk
11-19-07, 11:06 AM
oh wow this is news to me! What new CPU is coming out that P35 can't handle? :o I guess I havnt been paying attention :p


mm you must be then . is this a little off topic? so why would they release x38 and upcoming x48? also there are new intel cpus coming out in jan

mythy
11-19-07, 11:36 AM
namuk,

I intentionally asked you what new cpu you were talking about beacuse I wanted to see what you'd say. P35 and X38 both support the same CPU's and cores no matter if its 45 or 65.You have been misinformed and I have been trying to get that point across to you that there is no difference between P35 and X38 except a tweaked memory controler, PCI 2.0 and support for crossfire. None of these tweaks result in real would performance gains so what I am trying to say is you can save your money and grab a P35 motherboard instead. There drasticaly cheaper and support the same CPU's.

The reason Intel is releasing new chip sets is for crossfire support with dual 16X lanes. X48 showed 0% performance gains as well and is basically a DDR3 mother board.

unless you plan to build a Crossfire system, there is no point in purchasing an X38 motherboard as it will offer you nothing over an existing P35 motherboard.
P35 VS X38 Legion hardware (http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=689&p=6)


memory performance is not where I expected it to be; and its lower priced sibling, the P35, can significanlty outperform the X38 on memory benchmarks.
Neoseeker X38 Review (http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/gigabyte_x38-dq6/18.html)

It's a very complete chipset but, in terms of bangs for bucks, the P35 will most likely match it for single-GPU
Hexus X38 Review (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9923&page=10)

The board has slight performance issues that baffles us, scoring quite significant difference from the ASUS Maximus and only on par with a older P35 Chipset motherboard , the ASUS P5K Deluxe.
X38 Reviews (http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/Gigabyte_X38-DQ6_vs_Asus_Maximus_Formula_-_The_Battle_of_the_X38_Giants/5306-13.html)


I wish you the best of luck picking out your new motherboard and please try to keep a open mind.Newer is not always better and most of the time its just a rehash of the same chip set. Much like 780i VS 680i there the same CHIPS! Just added controller for more lanes...