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Well I'm OFFICIALLY moving to ATI, so I need to get a X48 board, and well this is one I think would be good, tell me how it would overclock and is CF better then other boards?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813136054

I really don't want to spend more then 250$CDN on a motherboard.

Edit: how would it compare to this board in terms of overclocking and cross fire?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...te%20EP45-UD3P
Edited by caraboose - 12/14/08 at 5:53pm
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x48 is x16/x16

The P45 is x16/x8.
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The x48 will provide better crossfire performance.
    
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foxconn has p45 boards with 16x/16x with an additional chipset controlling extra pci-e lanes (the same little guy found in between the 3870 x2 and 4870 x2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186153
It has bad overclocking reviews tho. I heard they are releasing one with the same cfx features but with overclocking on the terms of their previous top end boards.
Edited by mr.derp - 12/14/08 at 6:40pm
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The X48 will allow X16 X16 or X16 X8 X8 crossfire, while the P45 will only allow either X16 X8 or X8 X8 (I can't remember). However, despite the bandwidth being less on the P45, the performance is about the same (under a 5% difference). Unless you are going to go tri-crossfire, the P45 is a better deal as it is cheaper, OCs better for the most part, and runs cooler.
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I was in the same situation as you, still am actually. I'm leaning toward the Gigabyte one. It's just such a solid board, excellent for overclocking. It does allow for crossfire, 16x 8x, which I don't think will be a problem unless you have a 4870x2 in an 8x slot.
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Originally Posted by Pic0liter View Post
The X48 will allow X16 X16 or X16 X8 X8 crossfire, while the P45 will only allow either X16 X8 or X8 X8 (I can't remember). However, despite the bandwidth being less on the P45, the performance is about the same (under a 5% difference). Unless you are going to go tri-crossfire, the P45 is a better deal as it is cheaper, OCs better for the most part, and runs cooler.
x48 will allow 16x/16x/4x not 16x/8x/8x
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