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P35 or X38 - what's the difference?

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I'm confused. All this hype about the X38 chipset, but also so much praise for the P35. I'm looking to build a system soon (once July price drops) but I don't know which chipset to use. I'm looking at the Gigabyte P35 motherboard, which supports DDR3, so what other huge advantages does X38 have? Is it worth waiting, or will the Gigabyte P35 board be good for a while to come?
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Until it is released we can only read the hype and hope.

Owners of the Gigabyte board seem to find some heat issues when Overclocking--that owners of the Asus P35 are not finding.

According to the hype from Intel's chosen blabbermouths the X38 is the schizz--an OverClocker's dream--and of course Intel's own offering is the best of the litter...
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they say it overclocks about 10% better than the p35 boards. also, there is rumors of SLI licensing for the x38 boards. their are pictures confirming dual nvidia pci-e support, but NOT SLI.

plus, the asus one has built in memory with massive heatsinks !
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I will probably get the X38 if a good board for it is under £120 when I get a new PC.. which I kinda doubt..
Also is the idea that it overclocks supposedly great the only real advantage of this new chipset compared to P35?
    
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Hey CyberDruid-

Which ASUS P35 board is that specifically?
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Originally Posted by TheFatBloke View Post
I will probably get the X38 if a good board for it is under £120 when I get a new PC.. which I kinda doubt..
Also is the idea that it overclocks supposedly great the only real advantage of this new chipset compared to P35?


http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...d-p35-get.html

read up there.
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im also waiting for the x38, and im willing to pay a little over 150GBP for it if it's better than the current Asus P5K Deluxe.
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Until it is released we can only read the hype and hope.

Owners of the Gigabyte board seem to find some heat issues when Overclocking--that owners of the Asus P35 are not finding.

According to the hype from Intel's chosen blabbermouths the X38 is the schizz--an OverClocker's dream--and of course Intel's own offering is the best of the litter...
No heat issues here (IP35 pro) but noone here has abits board it seems, oh well. Its a good ocer with lots of good options for ocing. Ofcourse everyone goes for asus or gigabyte. Oh well.

I probably should have waited for the x38 but really I cant max out my mobo as it is with my cpu so it wont do me any good. However the dual x16 lanes would be great and the potential option to run sli may be good in the future. Also the crossfire support for all you ati users will be a great bonus.
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I have the non pro IP35. No heat issue's so far. My cpu is not the best week I don't think so its the main thing limiting my overclocking. But it's a very stable board for what it cost I think.
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Is the X38 going to support DDR2? If it's only DDR3 then I'll pass.
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