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If Gigabyte releases an X38 board at the same time I'll dump my P35 immediately. LoL
my personal experiance.

Intel MB's > all

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The Intel DX38BT will be the best X38 motherboard. This is because Intel requires other motherboard manufactures to have higher Vdroop ratings so that Intel can sell theirs with the lowest.

ASUS P5E3 WS Professional:



Biostar TX38D3-A7 Deluxe:



DFI LANParty X38-T3R:



Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6:



Intel DX38BT:



MSI X38 Diamond:



Foxconn X38A:



Source: http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+X38+E...rticle7543.htm
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Wow Thanks, Paul!

Mmmm that Gigabyte looks sechs. I'm on board!
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I was going to be building a new rig within the next month or so. I guess I will just have to wait longer now.
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They said X38 would run hot. How come the 3rd party boards have elaborate heatsinks, but the Intel board has a small passive heatsink?
 
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Droooool!

I agree with you Paul, the XBX3, or the DX3BT as it may be seemed now called, will be the best MB. If Intel continues their awesome stability, I'll buy it for christmas


2 things:
1. Where are my awesome blue flamed PWM heatsinks
2. Same thing for Intels 975x. Asus has an elaborate copper heatpipe magic, while mine uses the same heatsink in the picture.


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This is because Intel requires other motherboard manufactures to have higher Vdroop ratings so that Intel can sell theirs with the lowest.
Paul, is this an assumption, or a fact. I always wondered why my board has the lowest vdroop
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Lol, ASUS got the southbridge messed up in the poster.
 
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They said X38 would run hot. How come the 3rd party boards have elaborate heatsinks, but the Intel board has a small passive heatsink?
Because Intel sells their boards based off of performance and quality, not gimmicks. Those fancy heatsink things are just gimmicks.

"Look at me! Look at me! I have 1/2 ton of Copper!"

Intel uses quality electrical parts. It doesn't look flashy and so it won't sell to the "1337" crew.

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Droooool!

I agree with you Paul, the XBX3, or the DX3BT as it may be seemed now called, will be the best MB. If Intel continues their awesome stability, I'll buy it for christmas


2 things:
1. Where are my awesome blue flamed PWM heatsinks
2. Same thing for Intels 975x. Asus has an elaborate copper heatpipe magic, while mine uses the same heatsink in the picture.

Paul, is this an assumption, or a fact. I always wondered why my board has the lowest vdroop
The only regrettable thing about the DX38BT is that it is only DDR3. I just bought 4GB of DDR2 and I think 4GB of DDR3 might be pricy.

The Vdroop thing is a fact. Intel licenses the use of the chipsets to the motherboard manufacturers. They have to agree to the license Intel presents them with.
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The Vdroop thing is a fact. Intel licenses the use of the chipsets to the motherboard manufacturers. They have to agree to the license Intel presents them with.
That is seriously retarded. I guess that's just what greed does to people though.
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Because Intel sells their boards based off of performance and quality, not gimmicks. Those fancy heatsink things are just gimmicks.

"Look at me! Look at me! I have 1/2 ton of Copper!"

Intel uses quality electrical parts. It doesn't look flashy and so it won't sell to the "1337" crew.



The only regrettable thing about the DX38BT is that it is only DDR3. I just bought 4GB of DDR2 and I think 4GB of DDR3 might be pricy.

That is 100% true for anybody wondering out there about Intel MB's. My board doesn't offer any gimmicks, no heatpipes, no fancy software OC features. What the MB does do is let my e6600 run 3.5Ghz for 33h orthos load at 1.35v. And before you say it, its not that I have a "cpu made of gold". It took 1.40v to be that stable on my previous p5b deluxe. I love my XBX2, it is far superior to my P5B's, sure it doesn't offer NOS, aka Non-Delay Overclocking Software, but I think I can live without those gimmicks


Hmmmm, that is quite a downfall. I'll have to wait until xmas then. Then try to sell MB, CPU, and the RAM.
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