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post #23 of 39
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the DDR3 chip will overclock better, cost less, and use less power
Yes, it will overclock better, because it will scale to higher frequencies that DDR2 can't and using less voltage but costing less? Yes but in 2 years from now maybe. When it becomes more main stream.

Overall? I'm yet to see concrete proof on Intel's chipset supporting SLI, till Intel says it or nVidia releases drivers for Intel with SLI support? I'm letting the fat lady sing, otherwise it's back to square 1.
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
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.
It's not very likely tha I will go SLi anyway, since my 7900GTX can run any DirectX 9 Game maxed out. And, when I do upgrade, it'll probably be to a 8800GTX or 9-Series.

I like DDR2 a lot more than DDR3. My G. Skill is running at DDR2-800 4-4-4-5 2.1v and I have a 1:1 ratio with my CPU (1:2 required a very high voltage).

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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!
Yes a 45nm gpu would be killer but the problem currently is intel only has a working sample of a 45nm chip it will still be many months till a consumer one is released (i.e. 2Q '08 till a 45nm cpu hits the market no proof to back this up)
    
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Wait what? Q1 '08? Didn't some article say the X38's coming in August? Any later is gonna screw me over.....
I know! I want one so bad right now! I won't be able to wait till august. I might just have to get a P35 and go in July...

I hope asus makes a good board. Or maybe eVGA since i'm getting SLI'd GTS's anyway.
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Was just a matter of time befor intel and nv made a deal with amd buying ati.
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/7732/index.html
It supported Crossfire from the beginning, so they didn't really 'make a deal' with Intel, but merely acquired an SLI license. This makes the first Crossfire AND SLI compatible mobo! w00t
I'll end up getting one after a few months when the prices go down, but tonight I'm getting an E6600 and an ASUS P5K3 Deluxe.
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Yes, it will overclock better, because it will scale to higher frequencies that DDR2 can't and using less voltage but costing less? Yes but in 2 years from now maybe. When it becomes more main stream.

Overall? I'm yet to see concrete proof on Intel's chipset supporting SLI, till Intel says it or nVidia releases drivers for Intel with SLI support? I'm letting the fat lady sing, otherwise it's back to square 1.
I've heard this as well, regarding the special drivers for NVida. If Intel can implement SLI and Crossfire on one core logic chipset, then they are da man.
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Wait what? Q1 '08? Didn't some article say the X38's coming in August? Any later is gonna screw me over.....
My thoughts exactly, any later than Aug/Sep and my next build is messssssssed.
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Yes a 45nm gpu would be killer but the problem currently is intel only has a working sample of a 45nm chip it will still be many months till a consumer one is released (i.e. 2Q '08 till a 45nm cpu hits the market no proof to back this up)
What process are the 8-series on? 90nm? 65nm?
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