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when you are talking about $1200 just in videocards $150 for the best performance is worth it, those 3 FPS may be the difference in beating a record for a certain game.

If you spent $5000 to break a 3DMark06 benchmark and lost by a few points due to 8x8x vs 16x16x you would be pissed
haha very true, i'm not sure if a lot of people would be willing to dish out so much cash just for that, but hey i've seen people build beast rigs just cause eg. Bubbleless I7 lol
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haha very true, i'm not sure if a lot of people would be willing to dish out so much cash just for that, but hey i've seen people build beast rigs just cause eg. Bubbleless I7 lol
X48 wasn't made for the average gamer, it was made for the people who will do anything for just a few extra FPS, when you are dishing out so much money saving money by losing a few fps is a very moot point.

The DFI DK-X38 is $149.99 while the Gigabyte board is $138, if I could get 7 extra FPS for just $12 dollars I would be stupid not to buy the DFI board.

EDIT> Right now I am saving the money for a Dry Ice build, all together it is going to be around $700 in components, with $700 I could build a killer rig but I would rather spend it on the DICE to say that I have used DICE.

At 2560x1680 or whatever the resolution is, 2 4870X2's in crysis would be crying and if your minimum framerate with P45 is 23FPS and your minimum FPS with X48 is 30FPS the X48 is well worth the money. The difference is a playable game vs a jerky game.

I will turn down Image Quality just to get a better framerate, as good as the game may look if it is jerky it just ruins the whole experience IMO
Edited by huntman21014 - 12/13/08 at 1:05pm
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post #23 of 41
X38/X48 boards are enthusiast boards, while P45 is more mainstream, so yeah of course they will pump out more performance
but i was just saying, this P45 board is really nice and full of potential.
there are A LOT of other boards that can smoke this board though, rampage formula being one of them
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X38/X48 boards are enthusiast boards, while P45 is more mainstream, so yeah of course they will pump out more performance
but i was just saying, this P45 board is really nice and full of potential.
there are A LOT of other boards that can smoke this board though, rampage formula being one of them
Actually, I have yet to see any motherboard out OC the UD3P board. The Rampage Extreme can match it, but it is the most expensive DDR3 775 on the market.
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X38/X48 boards are enthusiast boards, while P45 is more mainstream, so yeah of course they will pump out more performance
but i was just saying, this P45 board is really nice and full of potential.
there are A LOT of other boards that can smoke this board though, rampage formula being one of them
Exactly, the Gigabyte board is unique in the fact that it runs one slot 16x even with crossfire enabled, that means its less of a bottleneck which explains how Robilar noticed no difference in his tests.
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Actually, I have yet to see any motherboard out OC the UD3P board. The Rampage Extreme can match it, but it is the most expensive DDR3 775 on the market.
Right O Eric.

I still can't get the rampage extreme to do 500 FSB with a Q9550 or Q9650 though (switched ram and bios versions, still no luck).

My UD3P will do 500 with either chip though.

Mind you my EVGA 790i Ultra will also do 500 FSB with either quad. Still mucho expensive though.
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so all in all the UD3P is a great board, other than the fact it's xfire is x16/x8
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so all in all the UD3P is a great board, other than the fact it's xfire is x16/x8
That pretty much sums it up.
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post #29 of 41
I was a fan of the UD3P until mine took a dump a month after I got it. Still, it's a good board; I just had some bad luck.
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Ever since Eric told me about this board few weeks ago I have been eyeing this board. I thought I would xfire but I really cant see myself doing that. Maybe I will pick up the p45 and sell my x48.
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