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This is at the moment the only board that supports x16, x16 for Core 2 Duo. Unfortunately, no support for DDR2 800 RAM.

However, I still recommend against Intel + SLI, because the chipsets are not designed for the Intel platform, resulting at mediocre overclocks at best

And why you want dual x16 bandwidth... there really is NO reason.
    
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Originally Posted by decapitator
what about the ram? pc 8500?

and i want 16x 16x for nvidia sli. if possible. thanks
Let me be the first one to answer that question, PC2-8500 is not supported by most motherboards, I have a P5B Deluxe and the RAM is "officially" supported but by ASUS, Intel does not "officially". Now, can other motherboard run PC2-8500? Absolutely, just remember that in the BIOS the highest speed it will be recognized is DDR2 800.

Just like when I used to use DDR2 1000 in my P5WD2-Premium, the highest recognized number I saw was PC2 6400 but I was ablet o run it at the rated speed of DDR2 1000.

But there's no need for DDR2 1066 for these motherboards (All 975X and P965), DDR2 800 is more than enough. Lot of DDR2 800 modules will brake DDR2 1000 speeds with an increase in the Vdimm and most DDR2 667s will run at DDR2 800 speeds easy as well.

If you want SLI than your only choice is the nForce4 MoBo but it's got a hefty price tag, personally I wouldn't even pay $1 for that MoBo. Just listen to Chozart, but if SLI is what drives you? Well........that's your only choice, except we're not looking forward in seeing thread titles as: "how can I overclock my....I'm using the P5N....", "Why can't I overclock my new C2D + PN5 and G.Skill rig" and so on....
post #13 of 103
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i'm not much for huge overclocks i just want a dual 16x speed pcie because i want possibly get quad-core graphics, or just true sli. what about the 590 chipset coming out soon for sli?
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post #14 of 103
first gen 590 is not too good either... will for sure be second gen before any good.

We'll see if SLI on Intel will be any good at some time.

Still not convinced yuo really need dual x16.

And btw.... Crossfire X1950's put a serious challenge to QUAD SLI. And Crossfire plays a lot nicer on the Intel platform.

Hopefully DFI comes out with that RD600 board soon.... that'll be x16, x16 for Crossfire...gonna blow anything away
    
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i'll think about it since you like ati so much
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post #16 of 103
Just keep your eyes open on whatever is available.

Also do note that on almost any board with dual PCI-E slots, you can run SLI with modded drivers (sdumper is doing so on an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, based on Intel 975X, and thus a Crossfire board).
    
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i just want full use of both the gfx cards i buy even if games dont take direct advantage yet, as this will be the computer that last me at about three years. i was really thinking about the quad-core vga's though.
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post #18 of 103
QUAD SLI does not nearly perform as well as expected, except at insane resolutions (requiring a monitor of 30" or more)

Also, remember that DX10 will be out soon, and in about a year anything you buy now will likely be obsolete

I would wait about a month or two... see what new motherboards appear on the market. If DFI indeed comes with a RD600 board, and if the second generation 590 is better than the first generation (and dual x16), then look at those. At the very moment, the market is not ready for you yet. In any case, if you buy now, get a $200 video card that carries you over for a year (7900GS, X1900GT) and then upgrade to a set of DX10 cards.
    
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post #19 of 103
Wait for the RD600 boards. They will have 2 full x16 lanes.
or the SLI 590 boards as they have x16 lanes.
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Hmmm doesnt it look pretty? lol
and look an internal Crossfire connector just like they promised


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