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Dark X38 vs. Dark P35

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What's the difference between these boards? Other than chipset, 2 PCI-E, and a custom heatsink.
post #2 of 26
Just the reasons you stated above I believe. Go x38 for crossfire, P35 for single card. Both look like really good boards......
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Also, I think think the X38 has a better phase change power design, however im not sure, can somebody confirm this?
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They both look like they have 4-phase PWMs.
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the x38 supports crossfire, Has a better NB cooler, 6 layer PCB and the x38 chipset.

the p35 has bad NB cooler,no xfire support,4 layer PCB and p35 chipsets.

Both the boards own.
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basically if ur gonna go quad these boards will take you beyond what the asus boards are capable of on quad OC.
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post #7 of 26
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They both look like they have 4-phase PWMs.
How does one find this out? Based on chips on the board or just from stuff from DFI?
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they are both 4 phase and both are 4 fets per phase.. i was told both were 4 layer but i see it does say 6 for the x38. ill call and check on that but last time i asked i was told they were 4 layer. not much was known at that time though..

essentially they are the same mobo's minus the differences due to the chipset i.e. crosfire, heatsink etc...

also im still not sure on this but from the pics posted (and hopefully someone can confirm or correct this) the x38 def appears to have a removable bios chip which is great is you kil the bios much easier to get a chip them send in the whole mobo.. but as i said i have yet to have the x38 dark here and could be wrong on that.
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Thanks for the info

Do these boards have a reset CMOS button, or is it a jumper?
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Both.
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