Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Cosworth's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 (B3) - Liquid Cooled
      • Memory:
      • 2x 2GB Corsair Dominator PC8500
      • Storage:
      • 150GB Raptor Enterprise + 1TB Samsung F1 + 160GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x 512MB Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950PRO
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 1300W Modular
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake ArmourLCS - Full Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 32bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x 22" Samung SM2232BW + 2x 19" Samsung SM932B
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband @ 8Mb..ish

    X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    Well I was looking forward to buying my new MOBO next week but that idea has been dashed now.
    It now looks like the board won't launch now until March probably around the 18th. Grrr!

  2. #2
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,361
    Thanks
    1,013
    Thanked
    765 times in 347 posts

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    * looks across the room

    hmm

  3. #3
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    4,835
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    246 times in 213 posts
    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    Just grab a X38 board. As far as I'm aware they're exactly the same, but the X48 are just speed-binned ones that will allow a higher clock speed - something which will likely be limited by the CPU anyway.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    372
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    29 times in 18 posts

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    I think Intel made a silly mistake: Before Christmas there were rumours that both P45 & X48 would be launching in January. As X38 had only recently been released & did not seem much of an improvement over P35, I was loathe to buy one. Who wants to buy something that the company feels needs replacing a couple of months after it launches? Then I hear they`re not being launched until March (probably not available until April). Saw a good deal on an Abit p35 Pro & bought that. Don`t regret doing so, but If they`d just launched X38 and not gone on about X48 so soon after, I`d have probably bought a more expensive `board. I can`t help but feel they shot themselves in the foot - then again, they still sold me an Intel chipset!

  5. #5
    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: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    I went with x38 purely for the extra PCI-E lanes.

    Although if your only using 16 lanes, a P35 is just as good IMO.
    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

  6. #6
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    4,835
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    246 times in 213 posts
    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    X38 is useful if you want high-end crossfire graphics, and there's probably something else that can make use of a second 16x lane. P35 is fine otherwise - other than PCIe 2.0 (of little or no benefit yet), there's no real difference that I'm aware of.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    638
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19 times in 18 posts
    • Bhavv's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • Intel I7 980
      • Memory:
      • Geil Ultra Series PC3-17000 12 Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Seagate 4 Tb, Crucial M4 128 & 512 Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Antec HCP Platimum 1300w
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus ROG Swift + Acer G24
      • Internet:
      • 3 One Plan unlimited 4G

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    I might end up running Crossfire on my P35. I initially never planned on using it, but then I thought 2x 3870's will fit a lot better and actually cost less then 1x 3870 X2.

    I'm going to waiting for the 4870 before I consider crossfire though. Getting one 3870 then I will sell it and upgrade to a 4870, and add a second later on.

    I should have gotten an X38, but they cost more then double what my P35 cost me. The X38's seem to have problems with overclocking. Some overclock ok, but others wont even go past 400 mhz. The X48 seems to address these overclocking problems.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    372
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    29 times in 18 posts

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    I was really only interested in the better overclock potential, as Bhavv said: It would have cost me significantly more.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Cosworth's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 (B3) - Liquid Cooled
      • Memory:
      • 2x 2GB Corsair Dominator PC8500
      • Storage:
      • 150GB Raptor Enterprise + 1TB Samsung F1 + 160GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x 512MB Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950PRO
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 1300W Modular
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake ArmourLCS - Full Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 32bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x 22" Samung SM2232BW + 2x 19" Samsung SM932B
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband @ 8Mb..ish

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Just grab a X38 board.
    I agree and they are cheaper, but unfortunately there aren't too many X38 boards out there to choose from and my preference I admit would be to return to old faithful - Gigabyte. I did originally want the Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 but unfortunately it has been already discontinued leaving only it's little brother the DS5 available, which I don't think is quite as good as the DQ6 version .

    One thing in the X48's favour is it's new power saving scheme. This scheme was/is on offer to the X38 as well, but only too a few select model numbers, none of which I can find for sale over here in Blighty.

    I even, cautiously, looked at some by Asus but have now decided against them as I think Asus and American Megatrends BIOS are pants!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    638
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19 times in 18 posts
    • Bhavv's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • Intel I7 980
      • Memory:
      • Geil Ultra Series PC3-17000 12 Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Seagate 4 Tb, Crucial M4 128 & 512 Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Antec HCP Platimum 1300w
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus ROG Swift + Acer G24
      • Internet:
      • 3 One Plan unlimited 4G

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    Yea I really liked the Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 when I looked up all the X38 and X48 boards yesterday, however, it still uses a primitive jumper to clear the CMOS, and its location means that if you use 2 cards, you would need to remove one in order to clear your CMOS.

    That would be too painful when my cheap MSI P35 has a button that I can press with a screwdriver.

    I also hate the MSI X38 and X48 boards. The roller-coaster circupipe thing looks awesome, but if you install two GFX cards you lose access to your only PCI slot, so I couldnt use my X-fi elite pro! No way I would buy the MSI one, so its between Abit and Asus if I did choose to buy one of these boards.

    Its a shame really that little things like the jumper based CMOS reset and no usable PCI slots with dual; GFX cards cant be adressed by now.

    ASUS and Abit also both have an external CMOS clear button, and a usable PCI slot with dual cards installed. it seems that they are well ahead of the others when it comes to motherboard design.

    Ive mentioned this in like a few threads now, but people should be aware of these features when buying a £200+ motherboard.

  11. #11
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    4,835
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    246 times in 213 posts
    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavv View Post
    ASUS and Abit also both have an external CMOS clear button, and a usable PCI slot with dual cards installed.
    The Maximus Formula has both. CMOS button on the I/O shield and PCI slot above the first 16x slot.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Cosworth's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 (B3) - Liquid Cooled
      • Memory:
      • 2x 2GB Corsair Dominator PC8500
      • Storage:
      • 150GB Raptor Enterprise + 1TB Samsung F1 + 160GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x 512MB Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950PRO
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 1300W Modular
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake ArmourLCS - Full Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 32bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x 22" Samung SM2232BW + 2x 19" Samsung SM932B
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband @ 8Mb..ish

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    The Maximus Formula has both. CMOS button on the I/O shield and PCI slot above the first 16x slot.
    Yes indeed. As I do run two GPU's the Maximus Formula but Special Edition was one of the ones I was looking into, but after my current exposure to Asus with the P5W DH Deluxe I have to say that been put off them and am left definitely sceptical about buying another . I can't wait to bin this load of rubbish.

  13. #13
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    4,835
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    246 times in 213 posts
    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    I've no idea what I was on, but plainly I was 'reading' (term used loosely) while dreaming of caffeinated peppermints or something. Could have sworn I'd quoted Bhavv saying that that neither had a clear CMOS button or usable PCI slot with dual graphics... :\

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    638
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19 times in 18 posts
    • Bhavv's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • Intel I7 980
      • Memory:
      • Geil Ultra Series PC3-17000 12 Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Seagate 4 Tb, Crucial M4 128 & 512 Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Antec HCP Platimum 1300w
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus ROG Swift + Acer G24
      • Internet:
      • 3 One Plan unlimited 4G

    Re: X48 Mobo Release Date Suspended

    But the Asux X38 and X48's do have the best layouts of the lot!

    I would happily buy the asus version of the X48, while I would only consider the MSI and Abit versions of the P35.

    The best board in each category is never made by the same company, and I want whichever is the best for the money I pay. I will never buy a Gigabyte untill they put on a Clear CMOS button, even just an internal one is fine, and I wont ever buy a board where I wouldnt have any PCI slots available after installing two GFX cards.

    I have used Asus for years, Ive had a Socket A asus mobo (cant remember which), two S939 Asus mobos - A8N-SLI which fried from too much overclocking, then an A8R-MVP deluxe which was a LOT more overclock friendly . They served me fine, except for the one that died ofc, but that was from a time when manufacturers still didnt make boards that could withstand much overclocking.

    Then when I upgraded to S775, I found the MSI P35 Neo2 to be unbeatable value. Nothing else came close to matching it for the price, asus and Abit boards with the same features cost more then £30 more. And, it is rock solid stable with an FSB of 475 on a £66 board!

    Brilliant, no actuall need to spend almost 4x as much on an X48, although I would still like one for the extra bling bling.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. SE K810i UK Release Date?
    By s_kinton in forum Smartphones and Tablets
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 22-05-2007, 12:10 AM
  2. ATI R600 release date?!
    By brentonhill in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-05-2007, 08:31 AM
  3. Empire Earth III given Autumn release date - PC
    By Steven W in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-02-2007, 10:23 AM
  4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R release date confirmed
    By Steven W in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17-01-2007, 11:20 AM
  5. When is the release date for x800 xt platinum
    By adrianzzz in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-07-2004, 04:23 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
  •