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Should i wait for P45 or grab x48?

post #1 of 12
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I need a new board. Have to replace my p965. Now should i get a p45 when it comes out or should i buy an x48 board? Any suggestions to which? I need both PCI-e lanes to be x16 for crossfire.
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post #2 of 12
I would wait. The P45 should be a great board. It is right around the corner too! But this is just my opinion...
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post #3 of 12
If you plan on using DDR3 ram then X48 is the way to go.

I recommend this one, designed specifically with Quad core cpu's in mind.
Has gotten to around 450FSB with quadcore which is pretty much hands down the best you can get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186144
Edited by nettwerk - 6/1/08 at 11:45am
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post #4 of 12
I would wait for P45, they look like they will be wonderful boards. but if you absolutely cant wait well then the decision is pretty much made for you.
post #5 of 12
what advantages will the p45 have over x48? this interests me as i'm also in the mobo market
    
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post #6 of 12
x48 better crossfire performance (x16, x16) and DDR3.
p45, mainstream ddr2, x8,x8 crossfire so slightly worse but 65nm = better power comsumption, heat, and probably overclocking.
there will always be the x58 if you wanna take it to the next level.
post #7 of 12
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Wouldnt X58 be nehalem? Anyways, X48 isnt necessarily DDR3. My choices are:
X48: Rampage Formula
P45: Maximus II Formula or Gigabyte's offering.
Id rather go with the 2 x16 lanes than 8x 8x. Looks like it's rampage formula for me!
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post #8 of 12
You could get a P5E/Maximus Formular and flash it to the Rampage bios like what i've done...
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post #9 of 12
P45 may not be out for awhile. Anyone remember how long we waited for the X48s? Everytime it was supposed to be released it got pushed back more. The P45 does look awesome but why wait when you can get something great now. Also if you want to save a buck X38s are coming down in price and the P5E3 Premium X48 is $299 open box at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131276R . If you want OC it has a ton of bios options easily compared to the Maximus Extreme.
    
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
x48 better crossfire performance (x16, x16) and DDR3.
p45, mainstream ddr2, x8,x8 crossfire so slightly worse but 65nm = better power comsumption, heat, and probably overclocking.
there will always be the x58 if you wanna take it to the next level.
Thats not correct. The P45 will run about 10*c hotter then a P35. This is from the MSI techs that have tested the new chipsets.
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