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post #11 of 58
does this mean the 680i boards will come down in price
post #12 of 58
not much here except they pointed out there will be mainstream versions for the average joe, might have to delay that 22nd build.
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Ugh .. Looks like it's been coloured in with 1000 crayons.
I agree! Where are the tasteful black and silver colour schemes????
post #14 of 58
Intel Enthusiast chipsets normally cost around $250.

This board from Gigabyte doesn't really impress me. I think the board to have with either be the Intel DX38BT or the DFI X38 offerings. The main downfall to the DX38BT is that it will be only DDR3.
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Ugh .. Looks like it's been coloured in with 1000 crayons.
maybe they should call it "The 1970's Design of Martha Stewart!"
    
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Thats a sweet looking mobo!
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As the rumor mill spins, the X38 could have NVIDIA's blessing for SLI support as well, which would make the X38 the first chipset to have dual X16 PCIe graphics supporting both ATI CrossFire and SLI, a godsend for gamers worldwide.
Wow that is one awesome board.
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post #18 of 58
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I CAN'T WAIT!

I'm PUMPED for X38 and Penryn, GOD! Release NOW!
Lol sorry, gotta wait till 08.
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post #19 of 58
Hopefully it won't have any heat issues on the NB, i can't afford to buy an expsensive board then exspensive cooling.

At least this will bring 680i boards down. Maybe i'll buy an EVGA 680i and step-up to the x38 after all the bios fixes are in full swing around september.

Edit: Thats the biggest friggin heatsink i've ever sawed.

Especially for a gigabyte, thats quite rare. Either these things run hot without them or gigabyte is sick of being cheap.
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post #20 of 58
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I CAN'T WAIT!

I'm PUMPED for X38 and Penryn, GOD! Release NOW!
If only those two things could combine.

Penryn is the 45nm Merom.
You want Wolfdale (45nm Conroe) or Yorkfield (45nm Kentsfield).
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