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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.
they might have to agree to the license but do you know that the license states this or is that part an assumption?

I would like to see some kidn of proof on this.
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What, you never got the memo about the 16x4? Something it's been well known since the 955X.
Yea, and I read reviews about it. They looked like the performance was pretty decent. I think it has to do with immature drivers for the chipset, but I may be wrong. The 7.6 (and 7.5) catalyst ran horribly with my AMD board too, so who knows.
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I'll probably end up getting one after the prices go down a bit. I bet you're right, they'll have some exorbitant price tags at first!
Prices will start high and likely stay high. Just look at the prices or the 955X and 975X motherboards. They started high and stayed high.

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sry, haven't read the whole thread and not alot about the x38... but is it true it supports Crossfire and SLI?!?! DDR2 support might also be nice since DDR3 is still pretty expensive
It is guaranteed to support CrossFire and has a VERY strong rumor that it will support SLI. It only officially supports DDR3, but plenty of boards will be out that support DDR2.

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they might have to agree to the license but do you know that the license states this or is that part an assumption?

I would like to see some kidn of proof on this.
It was discussed at XS and TheTechRepository. I doubt you can get your hands on the licensing, but if you can go ahead. I can't remember who revealed it (about the Vdroop), but it was someone who works for a company like ASUS.
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Paul can you explain to me about this board and sli? Can they not just make it run sli?
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Paul can you explain to me about this board and sli? Can they not just make it run sli?
The board can physically run SLI, no problem. It have more than enough bandwidth. (It has 2x (64x) the available bandwidth for SLI than the 680i)

The problem with SLI on the X38 (or any other chipset) is the licensing issue with Nvidia. See, if Nvidia granted SLI lincenses to Intel, what do you think would happen to 680i sales?
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post #76 of 89
I thought they allready made a deal with nvidia to get them the licensing agreement. I dont know how it panned out or if it was just a rumor but I remember there being several articales on it
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paul thanks for at least a lead. it just doesn't sound right though as I hope you can understand though I easily could be wrong. just figured that with the vdroop it could be handled with a better voltage regulator setup which I wouldn't think would be that big of a deal with intel. but I'm not a man with a suit or a computer engineer so....

but either way is vdroop really that big of a deal? usually the voltage settings go up above and beyond what most cpu's that we use will go and to me if I have to set it at 1.55 to get 1.5v at the cpu vs 1.5125v to get 1.5v to the cpu it isn't that big of a deal to me or am I missing something?
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Well this is very good for me! I was gonna build in August but now due to money troubles I am going to at the beginning of October and this board will be great for overclocking a Q6600 I will get on WC!!
    
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post #79 of 89
If everything goes like it looks like it will, I'll be going quad (or octo? I dunno. ) and X38 next summer.
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Here is that thread at XS regarding VDroop.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/....php?p=1729388
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