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Any x38 or x48 have the ASUS p45 features?

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I've been looking at buying a p5q-e motherboard, because it can overclock, has lots of energy savings options, express gate, and has the power buttons onboard. Now that board is a p45 which means it has 8x and 8x lanes in crossfire, which I might be attempting to try out in the near future. So my question is, do any x38 or x48 boards have the features I mentioned previously?

And why are so many people buying the deluxe p5q over the others?
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
I've been looking at buying a p5q-e motherboard, because it can overclock, has lots of energy savings options, express gate, and has the power buttons onboard. Now that board is a p45 which means it has 8x and 8x lanes in crossfire, which I might be attempting to try out in the near future. So my question is, do any x38 or x48 boards have the features I mentioned previously?

And why are so many people buying the deluxe p5q over the others?
First of all, you won't use ANY of the power savings features if you overclock.
Second, the newer 4800 series ATI card are known to be bottlenecked by the 8x PCIE lanes.

If you want crossfire, 16x and 16x PCIE 2.0 is way to go.
The reason people are buying the p5q as there are still not alot of the p45 boards out, and that one is better than MSI board....
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I just got a P5Q-E, but, due to power supply problems, have not got it running
    
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I just got a P5Q-E, but, due to power supply problems, have not got it running
I already said I knew about the lanes being a bottleneck, and I was asking about why people are buying the p5q DELUXE vs the p5q-e
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It's because the Deluxe has 16-phase power over the 8-phase power of the P5Q-E

It's strange though, because other than that and the $50 price difference, the boards are identical.
    
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It's because the Deluxe has 16-phase power over the 8-phase power of the P5Q-E

It's strange though, because other than that and the $50 price difference, the boards are identical.
I read somewhere the the 16phase isnt to much better than the 8 phase, so that stiull doesnt explain why. Only other difference I know of is the SSD for the express gate. Any of the x38 or x48 have the EPU engine power saving stuff? (trying to save money on electric bill)
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maybe more BIOS options or the like in the deluxe, not sure though. I do believe some x38s have the EPU, i think my P5E does, and it's x38.
    
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maybe more BIOS options or the like in the deluxe, not sure though. I do believe some x38s have the EPU, i think my P5E does, and it's x38.
Only certain Asus boards have it, and i dont think urs does
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