Originally Posted by Cody1174
I have the P35 vs 680i dilemma right now and Im really hoping X38 release is close so I dont have to choose. I'm also worried about the early bugs with any new mobos, hopefully they run like the P35s
If you get the Intel X38, it will have top notch drivers / BIOS revisions. The Intel guys designed the chip and put a lot of work into making sure everything runs smoothly. ASUS is on top of things to (normally) as is Gigabyte. DFI and Abit are a little in the grey on that matter.
On a whole, I would not be worried about bugs. Especially since it is a 3rd generation chipset for the Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad.
Word was the X38 would launch this month, but it seems more realistic that we will see it in September. This is likely caused by good P35 sales and a lack of demand for DDR3 (which is the only thing X38 natively supports).