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Digital_Trans
02-01-07, 02:12 PM
I'm considering getting a new motherboard before installing Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64 OEM. Any suggestions or advice on a good NForce 680i Board?

J-Mag
02-01-07, 02:59 PM
Why not just get the ASUS P5N-E SLI, it's not like you really need the 32 lanes... Also you will save ~$80-100 by going 650i.

Xion X2
02-01-07, 03:07 PM
Dude, you start more topics than anyone I've ever seen. This has already been covered a zillion times in the Microsoft Windows Vista forums.

Remember, the search function is your friend.

Xion X2
02-01-07, 03:08 PM
Why not just get the ASUS P5N-E SLI, it's not like you really need the 32 lanes... Also you will save ~$80-100 by going 650i.

It depends on what res he's running at. At high res, the extra bandwidth on the 680i pulls ahead of the 650i.

J-Mag
02-01-07, 03:16 PM
It depends on what res he's running at. At high res, the extra bandwidth on the 680i pulls ahead of the 650i.

Do you have any evidence to back up this claim?

Xion X2
02-01-07, 03:18 PM
Yep, let me go find it. Someone posted a benchmark chart on here not long ago.

Xion X2
02-01-07, 03:25 PM
Okay, here they are.

First, at 1600x1200:

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/asusp5nesli_122006111205/13805.png



Now, compare that w/ these:

http://resources.vr-zone.com/Shamino/asus650/26.gif
http://resources.vr-zone.com/Shamino/asus650/20.gif
http://resources.vr-zone.com/Shamino/asus650/21.gif

http://www.vr-zone.com/index.php?i=4450&s=10

In some cases it's not that big of a difference, but in some it is. And you'd think the gap would only widen with more complex and demanding games like Crysis & Co. on the horizon.

J-Mag
02-01-07, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the link :thumbsup:

Well it looks like FPS don't really have any major improvement... I wonder if other RTSes will show the same kind of improvement seen with CoH?

Digital_Trans
02-01-07, 04:24 PM
Here's what I'm running.....

Dazz
02-01-07, 06:14 PM
I would say go dual PCI-E 16x with that size monitor the diffrence is only noticeble at very high rez.

Digital_Trans
02-01-07, 10:16 PM
My motherboard already has all those feature. I have the ASUS P5N32-SLI PREMIUM nForce 590 SLI INTEL Core 2 Duo Motherboard.