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    X38 Chipset

    Hi there,
    I've been looking at the blurb for the X38 chipset this morning, and I'm confused.
    I'm hoping someone understands this stuff better than I do.

    Other than having 2 PCIe*16 channels for sli/crossfire, what are the advantages over the P35?

    What is the significance of PCIe 2.0? When will graphics cards begin to use it?
    "Overspeed protection removed" wtf??

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Well it won't support SLi as far as i know...thats nvidia's technology and only goes on nvidia based boards..unless you get dodgy bios hacks etc..

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    SLI exclusivity is hidden in the drivers. Quadro cards work in SLI mode on Intel chipsets officialy.
    PCI-E 2.0 - 150W through the slot (75W for pci-e 1.1); 5GT/s bandwidth (2.5GT/s for pci-e 1.1)

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    ... x38 also might be a little late.....

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Well it won't support SLi as far as i know...thats nvidia's technology and only goes on nvidia based boards..unless you get dodgy bios hacks etc..
    Wrong, a motherboard maker has officially announced that they will support sli as nvidia is just working out the bugs at the moment and things look set for the release date.(forgot which manufacturer it is)

    The X38 will support DDR3 ram and DDR2 ram but not on the same board.

    And hopefully the X38 boards will be supperb overclockers, and they also have a IHS like the core2duos..

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    ... x38 also might be a little late.....
    Lol, i thought intel's firewall kept you people off the forums.

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by daza View Post
    Wrong, a motherboard maker has officially announced that they will support sli as nvidia is just working out the bugs at the moment and things look set for the release date.(forgot which manufacturer it is)
    news to me but good news

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by daveharnett View Post
    Lol, i thought intel's firewall kept you people off the forums.

    GET BACK TO WORK!!
    Eh?
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by daveharnett View Post
    Lol, i thought intel's firewall kept you people off the forums.

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    eh? please explain?

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    ... x38 also might be a little late.....
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    eh? please explain?
    Thought you were an intel employee for a minute there

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Nope... far from it...


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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Is it not also possible that X38 will also support Crossfire, as most previous high end Intel chipsets have?

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    it will certainly support Crossfire, its SLi thats a possibility still.. apparently confirmed but who knows..

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Yep, X38 looks like its supporting X-fire officially and might do SLI as theres sites saying it wont ala link, then theres numerous sites saying it will do SLI ala more links.

    Its going to be a good motherboard no matter what but I'm a little concerned about the price tbh.
    Last edited by daza; 15-08-2007 at 11:14 PM.

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    As far as I'm aware SLi for desktops is not official.

    This has been confirmed by Kinc who has contacts with representatives. Will have to wait and see.

    It's going to have it's own version of EPP which is pointless and software clockgen control which is nothing new but maybe it's more extensive than other clockgens being as it will be written by intel/third party with intels whitepapers and knowledge.

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    Re: X38 Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by daza View Post
    Its going to be a good motherboard no matter what but I'm a little concerned about the price tbh.
    Has there been any indication as to an approx price?
    I had been waiting for one as it will be the end of the month before a G0 quad will be available, as they are currently due in Sept. Or should I just get an Asus P5K Deluxe?

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