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RD600 Motherboard: Is it worth the wait?

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I've done some research on the upcoming Intel motherboard having the ATI RD600 chipset. It seems to have some advantages over the current intel's 975x and p965 for core 2 duo. It is rumored to be released anytime soon with DFI being the sole manufacturer (from what I heard). Still, there is no official date whatsoever.

I am looking forward to build a core 2 duo system and plan to do just some minor overclocking (I'm kinda noob in overclocking actually). Also, I'm thinking of doing some crossfire one day. The RD600 will allow crossfire with x16 for both cards plus some others (DDR2-1066 support etc.) which is great. Question is, is it worth the wait? Or should I just go with the 975x or p965.

(btw, i'm ati supporter, so nvidia's 680i is not in my list )
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Welcome to the forums! Have fun and enjoy your stay!

I'd say wait until the chipset comes out and wait for benchmarks. If you can wait, then you probably should. If not, you should probably get a P965 mobo.
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Why do you want to wait for a chipset that hasn't been release, yet it's already obsolete?

I sure as hell wouldn't like to buy something that will be the first and the last.

P965 FTW!
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What do you mean by obsolete? I thought it has better performance than 975x/p965. Anyway, I guess DFI wouldn't be the first and the last manufacturer utilizing the chip. ASUS might also be interested. Check this out.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35751

The article also said that ASUS will ship its mobo by the end of this month while DFI's might be in Dec. Not sure if that's true.
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theinquirer? I won't even bother believe such crap nor read it.

Anyhow, just so you know, ATI is (supposedly) manufacturing this "chipset" for Intel but since AMD bought ATI, the ONE and ONLY chipset from ATI that you'll ever see for Intel is the one you're considering.

And Intel already is not encouraging manufacturers to come up with a MoBo with that chipset, in the contrary.

Don't get your hopes so high and waste the money on a product that is just in paper right now. And the ATI chipset is not going to be better than the P965 or 975X, nVidia's latest and greatest is not and they've been manufacturing chipsets since 2001.....ATI just started and finished, LOL.

Get yourself a nice P5B Deluxe and call it a day and be sure that the MoBo will be the best money can buy for performance and overclock ability and the fact that Intel chipsets are still the best, 2nd to NONE.

VIA, SiS and nVidia have failed, why do we want a 4th failure?
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