Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
i just got rid of my 478 system. Skt 478 is dead. There are no awesome boards like that you would find with 775, they dont make any more chips for it, EMT64, duel core and all the good jazz is 775. When i said it was dead i meant dead like socket a
What you are saying then is that it does not have the most state of the art abilities.
When I test my brothers P4P800-E with P4C (30 capacitor) 3.2 @ 3.9GHz (1:1 corsair 2-2-2-5 @ 2.5-3-3-6) against my 630 @ 4.02GHz (Corsair 3:4 DDR2 4-4-4-10) I find the difference to be around 8 - 10% in gaming and load times of the games. In personal productivity, there is even less difference. Like how fast can one scroll through excel?
I agree that if one wishes to make use of the new technology then one must purchase the state of the art. But (and this is a big but) if one is looking for a tier or two below then socket 478 is still a valuable platform and not (imo) dead.