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yes, you heard right, the xtx is in this (probably the big failure they decided to pospone)

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=5001
    
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Not bad on the P35 DQ6
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Gigabyte For the win/win. Too bad we're still stuck on Conroe and Kentsfields... sigh...

Glad to see the great reviews pouring in, I wish the real deal would get here: Yorkfields and Wolfdale reports on these boards.
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i find it hard to believe that the new architecture will be that much better. seriously, 40% better in gaming? I don;t see it
    
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Well, I guess for gamers it's different? I can already see benefits in my field, though.

Go Gigabyte, regardless! From the review, it sounds like there might be an issue between choosing DDR2 boards and DDR3!!! And it's a hard decision.

Do you go for massive memory bandwith or increased FSB? =(
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From this looks of it the higher FSB showed to be a better performer in superpi, so Ig uess the article answers your question. It seems liek its going to take a while to really get some good performance out of the DDR3, i'm sure it'll have its time in a year or so, the price and performance jsut isn;t worth it right now.

At least we know with the 45nm process these quad could really cool down, I've been reading that yours is being a little of a pain. if i build this summer i'm jsut going to go with an E4300 to wait it out till these new processors come
    
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Actually, my Quad temps have come down. 3.0ghz @ 55/56c load. I just didn't know what I was doing, I suppose.

On-Topic: Good point. I'd still like high-bandwith DDR3. Sounds fun. Ty for postin g up the article!
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post #8 of 13
Thats a lot to say for ValueRAM!
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I think it's more or less that new architecture has the "potential" to be 40% faster than what performance is today.

But it's fine print really. They don't want to come out and say, "Yeah DDR3, P35, Yorksfield and PCI-E 2.0 has the potential to hit 40% faster than a DDR2/Conroe set up today. In the future when native quad cores, better binned memory IC's, PCI-Express 2.0 compliant cards and the P35 Bios is matured possibly in 5-8 months is when you'll see the 30-40% difference."
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I dont see whats so big about native quad. Exept mayby heat..Whats so goodabout it. Intel can make tons of current quads and because of how they do it they get better yeilds and they are cheaper.. So why even go native?
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