Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 26

Thread: P35 or X-38

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    P35 or X-38

    I'm looking for some opinions about a new build in near future. Should i go with the new X-38 chipset although it is more expensive or go with the ever popular P35. I like the X-38 reviews and the fact that some of the higher end boards support ddr3 support for the future.

    thanks

  2. #2
    Get in the van. Fraz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,919
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked
    397 times in 231 posts
    • Fraz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A-UD5
      • CPU:
      • Watercooled i7-980X @ 4.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 24GB Crucial DDR3-1333
      • Storage:
      • 240 GB Vertex2E + 2 TB of Disk
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Water-cooled Sapphire 7970 @ 1175/1625
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Modu87+
      • Case:
      • Corsair 700D
      • Operating System:
      • Linux Mint 12 / Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30" 3008WFP and two Dell 24" 2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60 Mbps

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Do you want to SLI at any point?

  3. #3
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: P35 or X-38

    It is all down to the future upgrades I think.

    If you have short term upgrades on your mind i.e the next gen 1600Mhz FSB CPU's etc.. then the X-38 will probably be best.

    If you're thinking long term such as keeping it for 3 years and then upgrading/replacing, then the cheaper P35 is probably best option

    There are P35 boards which have slots for both DDR2 and 3 if that is a concern.

  4. #4
    No-one's Fanboi Thorsson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Neverneverland
    Posts
    2,749
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    93 times in 92 posts
    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Actually I'd take a different view. Get a P35/DDR2 if you want to upgrade the guts again with the money you save now. If you only want to change the CPU get an X38/DDR3.

    Mixed memory slots are generally bad news IMO. You won't be able to fit enough DDR3 when it comes to upgrading.

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • twicksisted's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E wifi AP
      • CPU:
      • Core2Quad Q6600 G0 @3.4ghz (378mhz X9, 1.45v)
      • Memory:
      • 4GB OCZ DDRII 800MHZ Platinum Rev2 (756mhz, 4-4-4-12 2T)
      • Storage:
      • 4X WD3200 caviar RE16 (Raid 0), 2X WD Raptor 74GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD2900pro 512MB (822 / 1700)
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 1000W DXX
      • Case:
      • NZXT Lexa
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung Syncmaster 245B 24", HP W19EV 19"

    Re: P35 or X-38

    I dont have any links for this, but a lot of people are saying that the overclocks on the X38 is terrible... and they all hoping that will be sorted with the X48...

    If you want to OC your rig right now then definately P35...
    loving mine, can highly reccommend it
    P5K-E

  6. #6
    Get in the van. Fraz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,919
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked
    397 times in 231 posts
    • Fraz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A-UD5
      • CPU:
      • Watercooled i7-980X @ 4.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 24GB Crucial DDR3-1333
      • Storage:
      • 240 GB Vertex2E + 2 TB of Disk
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Water-cooled Sapphire 7970 @ 1175/1625
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Modu87+
      • Case:
      • Corsair 700D
      • Operating System:
      • Linux Mint 12 / Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30" 3008WFP and two Dell 24" 2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60 Mbps

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Second that. Abit IP35 pro = awesome.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    748
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    25 times in 25 posts
    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P877-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24" 1900x1200
      • Internet:
      • VM 100

    Re: P35 or X-38

    P35 for OC and stability. If you can bare waiting for a more mature bios then hold off and look at the X38, especially if you want to or are likely to want Crossfire.

    Some of the P35 bios updates will allow for the Wolfdale/Yorkfield cpu's.

    I would second the Abit Pro, a great mobo, so far built 6 systems in the past 6 months for friends and not one has a had a problem.
    Space in my skull

  8. #8
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: P35 or X-38

    I tried to buy an iX38 Quad GT on Monday and was told buy the sales person on the phone' Dont buy it. The memory controllers are effed'.

    That was enough to put me off.

    I will wait for the iX48....(on its way now) as i think the P35's are going to be out dated quite quickly).

    My X975 still cuts the mustard really well until the next gen Quads are here so i decided to ignore the P35 and wait.

  9. #9
    Taz
    Taz is offline
    Senior Member Taz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,111
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • Taz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 HD3P
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 7600K
      • Memory:
      • Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16R Vengeance LPX 16 GB
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 EVO M.2-2280 500GB (PCIe) + 1TB Sandisk Ultra II SSD (SATA)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CS550M 550W Hybrid
      • Case:
      • NZXT Source 340
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 34" Asus Designo Curve MX34VQ UWQHD Monitor
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Vivid 200

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Second that. Abit IP35 pro = awesome.
    Third that. Zero problems so far.

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: P35 or X-38

    not concerned with SLI or Crossfire, have an 8800gtx working great. i do however like the 2.0 pci-e x16 lanes offered on the x-38. anybody know of any MB's with the p-35 that have dual 16 lane pci-express in them

  11. #11
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,825
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    868 times in 733 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I tried to buy an iX38 Quad GT on Monday and was told buy the sales person on the phone' Dont buy it. The memory controllers are effed'.
    Been seeing your posts about this, still no reply from ABit I notice.....

    Mine has been running like a champ since I installed it though, most stable board I've ever owned....and I have all 4 DIMM slots populated......running 24/7 with a large overclock
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I tried to buy an iX38 Quad GT on Monday and was told buy the sales person on the phone' Dont buy it. The memory controllers are effed'.


    do you mean the new intel extreme memory whatsit? from what i have read about that it is extremely similar to the EPP offered by most SLI compatible RAM. do you have any links or anthing like that to substantiate the "effed"ness of the memory controllers?

  13. #13
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Been seeing your posts about this, still no reply from ABit I notice.....
    if the chipset is being discontinued (which I very much doubt) then abit staff will be bound by NDAs.

    MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
    abit A-S78H, Phenom 9750,

    My HEXUS.trust abit forums

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Actually I'd take a different view. Get a P35/DDR2 if you want to upgrade the guts again with the money you save now. If you only want to change the CPU get an X38/DDR3.
    ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE HIGHER FSB WITH A NEW CPU? THIS ONE LEFT ME A LITTLE CONFUSED?

  15. #15
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by blockgorilla View Post
    do you mean the new intel extreme memory whatsit? from what i have read about that it is extremely similar to the EPP offered by most SLI compatible RAM. do you have any links or anthing like that to substantiate the "effed"ness of the memory controllers?
    One worrying problem with the memory controller is that it shows as dual channel when the slots aren't even populated as such.

    To be honest, there were so many other problems with the quadGT, that it wouldn't surprise me if they discontinued it pretty quickly.

    There are a few die hard Abit fans that appear happy with it, but most of the people that I have spoken to, agree that it is too buggy to be useful - at least for now.

  16. #16
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: P35 or X-38

    Quote Originally Posted by blockgorilla View Post
    do you mean the new intel extreme memory whatsit? from what i have read about that it is extremely similar to the EPP offered by most SLI compatible RAM. do you have any links or anthing like that to substantiate the "effed"ness of the memory controllers?
    I was categorically told by a respected on line retailer that i should not buy it.

    I would say thats enough not to.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. RMA Issue with an MSI P35 Neo2 FR Motherboard.
    By nemesiz in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-10-2007, 02:59 PM
  2. P35 with PCIE 2.0
    By ati in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-07-2007, 12:33 PM
  3. P35 vs 965
    By AD-15 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-06-2007, 11:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •