#1 Intel boards won't, but that doesn't mean 3rd party manufacturers won't include DDR2 functionality......
#2 While the DFI 965-S was late to the party, it seems just as competent as the P5B Dlx. I wouldn't be so quick to write this board off.....
There's something better than the 965-S, the P5B-Plus. And ASUS doesn't have poor support for Intel, that is a fact.
Whodie, DFI may spit out a board with X38 + DDR2 but Intel will take legal action and that's something DFI can't afford, it's just that simple and thus no X38 + DDR2.