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MUYA
03-12-05, 07:26 AM
http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews/review.php?dXJsX3Jldmlld19JRD0xMDM2



The mainboard itself features an SiS965 Southbridge and SiS656 Northbridge for full Intel P4 1066 FSB support on the Intel LGA775 platform. What makes this board special is that by using a converter card you can slot in your AMD 939 Athlon 64 chip and have that running on the board instead.

ragejg
03-12-05, 07:40 AM
There's also mention of a 939 Sempron 2200??!!

MUYA
03-12-05, 07:44 AM
That might be a typo? maybe it's 3200+ ???

ragejg
03-12-05, 07:51 AM
...hmm, maybe.... It'll be nice to see 939 semprons... it'll help make even more people come around to 939....

jAkUp
03-12-05, 12:26 PM
Yea, 939 sempron would be nice

ragejg
03-12-05, 12:40 PM
Imagine budget SLI, with an nforce 4 mobo, Sempron cpu, dual 6600NU's (apparently somebody's making them in PCIe format with SLI capability)... I think budget gamers would jump on a combo like that...

Oops, this thread's supposed to be about the ECS intel/AMD mobo.. heh, sorry for the derailment... :p

CaptNKILL
03-12-05, 01:51 PM
Imagine budget SLI, with an nforce 4 mobo, Sempron cpu, dual 6600NU's (apparently somebody's making them in PCIe format with SLI capability)... I think budget gamers would jump on a combo like that...

Oops, this thread's supposed to be about the ECS intel/AMD mobo.. heh, sorry for the derailment... :p
Sorry for keeping off topic, but have you seen any reviews of Dual 6600s? Im curious as to how it performs compaired to a single 6600GT. I think for most people a single 6600GT would be a much better choice than 2 6600s. You can get a GT for $180 now. 6600s are still over a $100 usually.

Oh and this P4\A64 board is just plain wierd. I guess it could be useful to some people, but youd think if someone already had a LGA775 system they wouldnt buy another (wierd) motherboard to transition from intel to AMD. Itd probably be cheaper, faster and less of a hassle to just go with a low cost S939 board.

ragejg
03-12-05, 01:52 PM
it reminds me of the Asrock K7 Upgrade-880, which allows you to upgrade from Socket A to 754...

Marcos
03-13-05, 08:38 AM
it reminds me of the Asrock K7 Upgrade-880, which allows you to upgrade from Socket A to 754...



say what?

Mulciber
03-13-05, 08:48 AM
completely dumb idea and waste of energy

ragejg
03-13-05, 08:57 AM
say what?

http://www.asrock.com/news/K7Upgrade880.htm