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coming close to a final decision for a new mobo....just wondering which of these two are better overall performers w/o any OCing.

going w/ a x2 4800+, some G skill HZ's, and a single 7950GT.
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The 570 wasn't a very good chipset, most boards couldn't do more then 280FSB. I hear the 770 is much better.
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honestly just buy whichever is cheaper. They are about the same considering that you only have 1 video card and won't be overclocking.

But I personally would go for the 770 because it is an AMD chipset with an AMD product. Having an nvidia chipset with an nvidia graphics card won't help all that much...
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for the rams..

If I were to get a mobo with 1066 memory standard would it be the same as getting a mobo with 800?
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if you are thinking about upgrading your ram, you might want to go with the amd 770 chipset. I think they are better at handling the processor to HT speeds. I doubt that getting faster than ddr2 800 will show much improvement.
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If you use an AM2 CPU, then the memory downclocks to 800MHz, and since you won't be doing any overclocking, anything higher would be a waste.
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The 570 is an nVidia Chipset which is an SLi platform, while the AMD 770 is well an AMD Chipset which is a crossfire platform for ATI.

You have an nVidia 7950GT so you would want to get the 570 if you wanted future SLi performace, but I would spend a little more money on the 590 chipset like the Asus Crosshair (Thats me). Sorry but anyways if you don't care at all for SLi which seems like you don't then just get the AMD 770 its an AMD Chipset and you have an AMD Processor so they would work great with each other. Now that I think of it I wish I had done that instead but I've never really been a fan of ATI so....

On a side note there is the Asus Crosshair Formula II which has the new SLi 780a chipset from nVidia. Note that 590i is not the same as 590a. (or higher for example 680i or 780a. The 600 series was never concieved for the AMD Processor, but only the Intel until now theres the 780a, but you already knew that right) hope this helps anybody.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
The 570 wasn't a very good chipset, most boards couldn't do more then 280FSB. I hear the 770 is much better.
interesting i've had mine to over 350 fsb

and like said above i'd go with the 570 if your going to run an nvidia card and possibly future SLI
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