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Heinz68
07-14-08, 05:04 AM
Intel builds complete Nehalem demo machine on X58 chipset motherboard,
two 80GB Intel-built solid state drives running in RAID 0.
Something I didn't know yet, the Nehalem is going to perform best with
three DDR3 memory sticks and I was preparing to buy 2x2GB memory kit.
Now I have to decide 6 or 3GB. Well still long way to go. :(
Source (http://www.hothardware.com/News/Intel_Nehalem_Processor_and_SSD_Sneak_Peek/)

bob saget
07-14-08, 05:32 AM
wow.

Bokishi
07-14-08, 05:32 AM
I want that case with the built in screen!

AthlonXP1800
07-14-08, 06:02 AM
Look like it use Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme heatsink and it cold not hot when overclocked. (nana2)

It not long way to go, only 3 months away. :D

Uberpwnage
07-14-08, 08:13 AM
There will be triple channel kits for Nehalem. I'm going with 6GB DDR3. Finally a reason to upgrade to DDR3.
+1

Destroy
07-14-08, 08:27 AM
DDR3 is nearly 2x the price of similar DDR2. :(

jolle
07-14-08, 08:33 AM
Prolly gonna keep my Q6700 for a while, let the DDR3 prices drop which they no doubt will when they become the standard RAM type for the Intel platform.
Seen some half decent prices already acctually.

Roliath
07-15-08, 11:29 AM
Yeah same here, I don't see myself upgrading to Nahalem until next year.

Thanks for the source, OP.

Yaboze
07-15-08, 12:01 PM
Looks like 6GB is the new 4GB.

goofjb
07-15-08, 12:58 PM
I can't wait to see the cost of a new upgrade. I am way over due but will probably have to wait until next year just for the costs to go down. But DDR3 prices are starting to look promising.

Bearclaw
07-15-08, 04:09 PM
I can't wait to see the cost of a new upgrade. I am way over due but will probably have to wait until next year just for the costs to go down. But DDR3 prices are starting to look promising.

Ya. who knows how much this will be. DDR2 is at kickass prices right now, though. (nana2)

Bokishi
07-15-08, 05:59 PM
Ya. who knows how much this will be. DDR2 is at kickass prices right now, though. (nana2)

yeah man, 8 gigs for $150 (nana2) (nana2)

Digital_Trans
07-16-08, 07:42 AM
I've been reading here and there about the up and coming Intel X58 Motherboards with NVIDIA SLI support. One question I have is will the motherboard still support Intel socket LGA775 or is that going to change and require a newer processor? The goal is to keep using my QX6850 for awhile.

Toss3
07-16-08, 07:46 AM
I've been reading here and there about the up and coming Intel X58 Motherboards with NVIDIA SLI support. One question I have is will the motherboard still support Intel socket LGA775 or is that going to change and require a newer processor? The goal is to keep using my QX6850 for awhile.

The x48 and p45 were the last lga775 chipsets from intel. The x58 will be lga1366 only, so a it'll require you to get a new processor and new ddr3 ram.

Bearclaw
07-16-08, 10:14 AM
yeah man, 8 gigs for $150 (nana2) (nana2)

Holy ****, where did you score that?

Digital_Trans
07-16-08, 01:44 PM
The x48 and p45 were the last lga775 chipsets from intel. The x58 will be lga1366 only, so a it'll require you to get a new processor and new ddr3 ram.


Sweet! Has soon as HP BlackBird/VoodooDNA offer a revised watercooling solution then I'll
order everything!!! This is perfect timing since I've been holding off for awhile. Thanks for the info! Bro!

Toss3
07-16-08, 02:13 PM
Sweet! Has soon as HP BlackBird/VoodooDNA offer a revised watercooling solution then I'll
order everything!!! This is perfect timing since I've been holding off for awhile. Thanks for the info! Bro!

Why not build it yourself? :) It's much more fun and customizable for best performance/$!

hell_of_doom227
07-17-08, 03:38 PM
Sweet! Has soon as HP BlackBird/VoodooDNA offer a revised watercooling solution then I'll
order everything!!! This is perfect timing since I've been holding off for awhile. Thanks for the info! Bro!

SLI x58 + DDR3 + Cpu = around $700.

Digital_Trans
07-20-08, 11:01 AM
Are there any pictures of the SLI X58 Motherboards and Nehalem CPU's floating around online? :)

Amuro
07-20-08, 10:37 PM
Not all Nehalem will support triple-channel DDR3, only the highend Bloomfield.

Heinz68
07-21-08, 12:03 AM
Not all Nehalem will support triple-channel DDR3, only the highend Bloomfield.
Can you provide link for your source.
Here (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1716291&postcount=14) posted at many sites, Intel Bloomfield (Nehalem) is going to be introduced as
mainstream model clocked at 2.66GHz, performance version clocked at 2.93GHz and Extreme version clocked 3.2GHz.
All to run on the same LGA 1366 socket and Intel X58 chipset based mobos, one of the reason for so many pins is the built in triple channel memory controller.

From the same source (http://www.hothardware.com/News/Intel_Nehalem_Processor_and_SSD_Sneak_Peek/) as in the start of this tread
Because Nehalem has a built-in triple-channel memory controller, maximum bandwidth is achieved when three sticks of memory are installed. And in case you're wondering, yes, an on-die memory controller with three channels of DDR3 memory does offer significantly more peak bandwidth than anything else currently available on the desktop

Bearclaw
07-21-08, 12:08 AM
Can you provide link for your source.
Here (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1716291&postcount=14) posted at many sites, Intel Bloomfield (Nehalem) is going to be introduced as
mainstream model clocked at 2.66GHz, performance version clocked at 2.93GHz and Extreme version clocked 3.2GHz.
All to run on the same LGA 1366 socket and Intel X58 chipset based mobos, one of the reason for so many pins is the built in triple channel memory controller.

Will that CPU be 8 cores?

Heinz68
07-21-08, 12:29 AM
Bloomfield Is Quad Core

Amuro
07-21-08, 04:03 AM
Can you provide link for your source.
Here (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1716291&postcount=14) posted at many sites, Intel Bloomfield (Nehalem) is going to be introduced as
mainstream model clocked at 2.66GHz, performance version clocked at 2.93GHz and Extreme version clocked 3.2GHz.
All to run on the same LGA 1366 socket and Intel X58 chipset based mobos, one of the reason for so many pins is the built in triple channel memory controller.

From the same source (http://www.hothardware.com/News/Intel_Nehalem_Processor_and_SSD_Sneak_Peek/) as in the start of this tread
You misunderstood me. When I said high end Bloomfield I was actually referring to the entire line, not just the Extreme version. Lynnfield will be the performance mainstream line which will have a integrated memory controller with dual channel DDR3 support.

Heinz68
07-21-08, 06:52 AM
You misunderstood me. When I said high end Bloomfield I was actually referring to the entire line, not just the Extreme version. Lynnfield will be the performance mainstream line which will have a integrated memory controller with dual channel DDR3 support.
It sure was easy the way you put it, plus this tread is about soon coming Bloomfield.
Lynnfield is about 1year away (Q3 09), no chipset yet and different socket LGA1160.
Anyway all clear now.