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Is X38 both DDR2 and DDR3 compatible? I hate DDR3; who would want DDR3-1333 with 7-7-7-21 when you can get DDR2-1066 with 4-4-4-5 or DDR2-1200 at 5-5-5-15.

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Is X38 both DDR2 and DDR3 compatible? I hate DDR3; who would want DDR3-1333 with 7-7-7-21 when you can get DDR2-1066 with 4-4-4-5 or DDR2-1200 at 5-5-5-15.

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Officially the X38 only supports DDR3, but there will be plently of DDR2 versions.

However, in your example, the DDR3 chip will overclock better, cost less, and use less lower. A DDR2 chip at 1200Mhz is way over the limit of DDR2. I welcome DDR3, but it is a bad time for me to get it... I just bought 4GB of DDR2.
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nvidia has already said that they are skipping the 8900 refresh on there G80 cores... instead they are going to have a card out with a G92 core by the end of the year... they clam that these new cards will be twice as fast as the 8800GTX...

lets just wait and see how all this pans out in the next month or so. let speculations become reality on all this new hardware...
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Is X38 both DDR2 and DDR3 compatible? I hate DDR3; who would want DDR3-1333 with 7-7-7-21 when you can get DDR2-1066 with 4-4-4-5 or DDR2-1200 at 5-5-5-15.

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Officially the X38 only supports DDR3, but there will be plently of DDR2 versions.

However, in your example, the DDR3 chip will overclock better, cost less, and use less lower. A DDR2 chip at 1200Mhz is way over the limit of DDR2. I welcome DDR3, but it is a bad time for me to get it... I just bought 4GB of DDR2.
The only DDR2 version I saw from an earlier X38 was a DDR2/DDR3 hybrid with 6 slots, 2 for DDR2 and 4 for DDR3. I'd get a DDR2 version in a heartbeat if they're gonna have one with 4x DDR2 slots and all the functionality of a X38 (not cut-down craps).
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The only DDR2 version I saw from an earlier X38 was a DDR2/DDR3 hybrid with 6 slots, 2 for DDR2 and 4 for DDR3. I'd get a DDR2 version in a heartbeat if they're gonna have one with 4x DDR2 slots and all the functionality of a X38 (not cut-down craps).
DFI and ASUS will both offer a 100% DDR2 version.
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DFI and ASUS will both offer a 100% DDR2 version.
PERFECT!! I love DFI!! When? Lol.
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nvidia has already said that they are skipping the 8900 refresh on there G80 cores... instead they are going to have a card out with a G92 core by the end of the year... they clam that these new cards will be twice as fast as the 8800GTX...

lets just wait and see how all this pans out in the next month or so. let speculations become reality on all this new hardware...
In my experience, Nivdia has followed through with their promises. Do you have a source for this information?

Lets just hope they make these things a little more power efficient. I am going to have to build a coal power plant in my back yard!
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In my experience, Nivdia has followed through with their promises. Do you have a source for this information?

Lets just hope they make these things a little more power efficient. I am going to have to build a coal power plant in my back yard!
Same day as the Intel price cuts.

Q6600 G0 + DX38BT + 4GB DDR3 + 9800GTX for me.
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In my experience, Nivdia has followed through with their promises. Do you have a source for this information?

Lets just hope they make these things a little more power efficient. I am going to have to build a coal power plant in my back yard!
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...1676&Itemid=34

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...1482&Itemid=34

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...1153&Itemid=34

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We learned that G92 will feature some minor changes from G80 chip. It will be a 65 nanometre chip with significantly higher clock than G80's modest 600 MHz and it will feature PCIe 2.0 support.

The card is suppose to be launched sometimes in early Q4 to meet the Xmas shopping madness and Nvidia is still on schedule.

PCIe 2.0 is the new specification that lets graphic card manufactures to get more power for its graphic card and with this new standard Nvidia and ATI can enjoy about 300W per graphic card. Intel X38 chipset and ATI's RD790 and variations should support this standard and Nvidia will have one of its own soonish.

We expect these new chipsets at autumn time as we seen them up and running at Computex last week.
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YIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE! However, it is Fudzilla which has had some credibility issues as of late. I'm still pumped though! This time I'll be on the front line with my build! Instead of building a P4/7800 rig 3 months before C2D/7900 refresh lol.

Why won't nVidia move to 45nm? They gave Intel rights to SLI, why wouldn't Intel return the favor and grant 45nm process-tech production to nVidia... that would be one hell of a GPU!
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