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The one thing I like about my 680i board (Aside from sli support and the ability to hit 500+ FSB) is that you can overclock the ram and cpu separately in unlinked mode. Thats something that the 965 and 975 intel chipset boards can't do.

And lets not forget the ability to easily run ram stable at 1T, again something the intel chipset boards can't do.
Overclock the RAM and CPU separately? Explain that one . AFAIK, that's just using and bending ratios at will.

nVidia chipset need to run a 1T in order to compete with Intel, people at XS stated that, I wouldn't personally know it because I doubt I'll ever buy an nForce but I do read about motherboards for Intel CPUs. But at XS is what some people have stated.
post #12 of 14
You can set the ram to unlinked in the bios. Then your cpu and ram clocks can be upped independant of one another. I didn't build it but it works fine.

I actually bought this board from Kunaak (at Xtreme)'s recommendation back in December. He (as am I) was blown away by the innovative overclocking features (unlinked being one of them)
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Seems to me like "Linked" is a 2:3 ratio based on that screen shot:
Actual FSB QDR = 1066mhz (but in P965s, this appears CPU Frequency)
Actual MEMORY = 800mhz

The P5B-Deluxe can do that as well. P965 and 975X can overclocked the RAM independently.
post #14 of 14
Yes that defines linked but we all run it unlinked (Sorry that was the only screenshot I had on hand). Then you can run it any way you want including 1:1 .

I actually run my ram at very tight timings with 1T at 800 mhz. I didn;t see much benchmark benefit to 1066 mhz and loose timings.
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