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post #31 of 43
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AM2+?

What a gimmick..
Yeah.. HT3 is fake too and AMD not real.

FYI, this is basically what intel does but they don't call the C2D MB's Socket T+++++++++++
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post #32 of 43
Cmon, who really needs DDR3? I'm still running most stuff fine with my s939 and DDR400 and 6600GT. It just bogs down a bit in Oblivion with a lot of grass and enemies and Oblivion gates nearby...
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I don't see a reason for DDR3. I think that a Barcelona with DDR2 HZ's at like 1000 will do fine with 2 GTX's all OC'd for a LONG, LONG time. (2 Years?)
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post #34 of 43
The main purpose of DDR3 is power consumption, I think. Notice ti runs 1333 MHz at 1.7V, compared to 1.8 being the lowest DDR2 voltage. If they make sloer DDR3 (800 - 1066) I imagine it would use maybe 1.5V or less. Less volts means more money for companies' servers. That's why CPUs and RAM are becoming more and more energy efficient while things servers dont use (video cards) are more and more power hungry.
    
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post #35 of 43
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The main purpose of DDR3 is power consumption, I think. Notice ti runs 1333 MHz at 1.7V, compared to 1.8 being the lowest DDR2 voltage. If they make sloer DDR3 (800 - 1066) I imagine it would use maybe 1.5V or less. Less volts means more money for companies' servers. That's why CPUs and RAM are becoming more and more energy efficient while things servers dont use (video cards) are more and more power hungry.
Too bad they don't just use that lower power technology for DDR3 for DDR2. I'll take the lower power consumption for DDR2 and be happy with it.
    
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Uhhh... does anyone see a south bridge on this? Do AMD chipsets not require a south bridge?

I'm confused lol
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post #37 of 43
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Is it just me, or does that NB look REALLY small?
EDIT: Memory controller is build into CPU, So it doesn't have to be that large.
AS for the lack of SB, i dunno, built in the NB maybe? SB usually takes care of pci comm, usb, etc...
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post #38 of 43
Now all we need are the quads and duals to put in it.lol
    
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post #39 of 43
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Take my board as an example, makes wiring so easy. And yes, the floppy connector isn't hooked up, because it isn't needed when running a single card.
Ahh yes, I do enjoy blocking my CPU HSF with power cords right in front. Those sideways SATA ports on my Lanparty rock hard; a full 1 inch between the mobo and HD cage - 1 inch to fit the SATA connector and my thumb in there, then apply pressure!

Honestly, the TForce 550 is my favourite layout. The power connector right by the PS/2 port works really well for most cases. If you had a P180, it'd be a problem, since any bottom-mounted PSU would then have to stretch over the videocard and everything...but for top-mounted, it's fine, and keeps the airflow very clear.
     
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Uhhh... does anyone see a south bridge on this? Do AMD chipsets not require a south bridge?

I'm confused lol
No, AMD's don't have southbridges.If you do advanced search at newegg for AMD mobos, notice it doesn't have South Bridge as an option to select.
    
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