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Most people buying these kinds of boards.
Then why are the P5B Deluxe and the Gigabyte S series so popular.

And on the AMD side... the DFI Lanparty Ultra D.

On the AMD side, SLI capable boards sell good, since there simply are not many high-end boards that do not support SLI. SLI is not the reason many people buy those boards... it's just a nice added bonus for them.
    
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Then why are the P5B Deluxe and the Gigabyte S series so popular.

And on the AMD side... the DFI Lanparty Ultra D.

On the AMD side, SLI capable boards sell good, since there simply are not many high-end boards that do not support SLI. SLI is not the reason many people buy those boards... it's just a nice added bonus for them.
Ultra-D doesn't support SLI.

Mine does, cause I modded it...but that's a different story.

Either way you're right. Not many AMD boards DON'T support SLI on the high-end...
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Sorry for not being clear...

his argument was that most boards are SLI.

I then said: why is the (non-SLI) P5B Deluxe and the Gigabyte S-series so popular? And on the AMD side the (non-SLI) DFI lanparty Ultra-D

Then I went on explaning why most boards on the AMD side are SLI boards, simply because of the lack of high-end non-SLI boards.
    
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Then why are the P5B Deluxe and the Gigabyte S series so popular.

And on the AMD side... the DFI Lanparty Ultra D.

On the AMD side, SLI capable boards sell good, since there simply are not many high-end boards that do not support SLI. SLI is not the reason many people buy those boards... it's just a nice added bonus for them.
I bought my SLi-DR becasue I didn't kniow what that future held fpr pc's...if the conroe hadn't came out, and the sandy's were still owning the market, I would have just bought a another 7800, or 2 7900's to future proof...so much for that.

Anyways, I love my P5B-D, seems to be an amazingly stable board, except for these wierd ass power on things it likes to do.....

Is the P5B-D CrossFire enabled? I never knew if it was, I thought it was a dual PCI-e board like the Ultra-D

Anyways, we'll just have to wait for a few months to see how they pan out
 
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Comparing an apple to an orange? Why?
Not really, both are chipset and serve the same purpose to the CPU, except one is faster than the other, that's why it's the 680i vs P965.

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It's SLI vs Crossfire or no comparison at all. The i680 vs the 975x...any comparison's with dual cards out there?
Why? SLI is not something that is a must for when building a rig. MoBo and chipset ARE.
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For nVidia, this is quite a jump. From the barely overclockable nForce4 to the 680i, which does get close to performance of the Intel chipsets. And that all with just first generation BIOS and drivers..... This chipset has more in it
    
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Not really, both are chipset and serve the same purpose to the CPU, except one is faster than the other, that's why it's the 680i vs P965.

Why? SLI is not something that is a must for when building a rig. MoBo and chipset ARE.
Yeah, I got confused. I was thinking WHOLE MOTHERBOARD....not JUST the chipset. My bad.
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Anyways, I love my P5B-D, seems to be an amazingly stable board, except for these wierd ass power on things it likes to do.....
Haha, I'm glad it's not just mine; I was a bit worried since I got mine open-box, but apparently it's normal.

Anyways, check out this FiringSquad article--apparently us 965 guys (at least on the p5b deluxe series) can do crossfire. Granted, at reduced performance (16x and 4x slots speeds), but that's still pretty good for older gen people, such as myself, running cards that don't really need all of the bandwith (ie: x850xt)
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I was personally looking for close to 965/975 numbers as I already have a pair of 7900gtx. This board is optimal for my specs for that reason. To the point above that many people have single cards Chozart, that could also come down to the fact that there hasn't until now been a decent overclocking solution that supports intel and sli. With the P5B or P5W its single card or crossfire (or modded sli which I am happy to step away from). Regarding benches, I've got my new board sitting in a box and my main system taken apart (As I sold my p5w dh deluxe). Its been a busy weekend thus far and I haven't had the time to get it rebuilt (not to mention reformat reload, god i hate doing that!). It took me 3 1/2 hours on Friday to back all my files, programs, music, e-mail, pics etc to dvds. I'm also considering changing cases to an antec 900. I'm fond of my armor but its time for a change. Of course I'd have to paint the interior of the 900 first black before building. Just not enough hours in the week between work and family to get this done!

btw, anyone interested in a black armor with a painted interior?
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The reason the 680i is a lil slower is cause it has a 1333 strap. Having the 1333 strap it has to run slighty more relaxed timings as apposed to the 965 with the 1066 strap.
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