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Im confused. The Intel Motherboard supports
"Dual-channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066MHz memory support"
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=2

Yet all other boards like ASUS i have seen are listed as
"DDR3 2200(O.C.)/DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333MHz "
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=677&Itemid=69

I cant see Intel not maxing the potential of the RAM.
I'm looking at getting the Intel board but not if it means gimping my system.
Any thoughts?
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post #272 of 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breakbeat View Post
Im confused. The Intel Motherboard supports
"Dual-channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066MHz memory support"
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=2

Yet all other boards like ASUS i have seen are listed as
"DDR3 2200(O.C.)/DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333MHz "
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=677&Itemid=69

I cant see Intel not maxing the potential of the RAM.
I'm looking at getting the Intel board but not if it means gimping my system.
Any thoughts?
-BB
boards\\ memory specs are pretty much useless now.

It is very likely that the intel board will run 1866+.

SB only *officially* supports 1333, but as we all know, it is more than capable of running 2200+
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Thanks for the response. If it wasnt for the lack of the UEFI i would def get the Intel board but how everything stands now im on the fence. Outside of the UEFI i can't really think or why i should or shouldnt get the Intel Burrage DP67BG. If anyone had thoughts on it im all ears.

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Intel boards in the past have been crap.

No reason for this one to be any better.

Sure it is the most "stable" atm, but that will all change on official release.
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post #275 of 377
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Intel boards in the past have been crap.

No reason for this one to be any better.

Sure it is the most "stable" atm, but that will all change on official release.
You already have a SB CPU?..
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Can I make use of Quick Sync with a p67 board? Can I overclock a K chip wile using a h67 board?
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Stock performance of these chips seems to be just a bit over our Nehalem i7's. So in that aspect, I'm not incredibly impressed.

But they overclock like crazy, at low temps and voltages, so that honestly makes up for their not-so-improved architecture speed.

5ghz is REALLY fast. We've been striving for 4ghz for years. 5ghz is now the new goal, and Sandy Bridge makes it very possible. I'd much rather have a 5ghz Core i5 than a 4ghz i7 970.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tipsycoma View Post
Stock performance of these chips seems to be just a bit over our Nehalem i7's. So in that aspect, I'm not incredibly impressed.

But they overclock like crazy, at low temps and voltages, so that honestly makes up for their not-so-improved architecture speed.

5ghz is REALLY fast. We've been striving for 4ghz for years. 5ghz is now the new goal, and Sandy Bridge makes it very possible. I'd much rather have a 5ghz Core i5 than a 4ghz i7 970.
Bah How much do the chips cost for the 1366 set ups that this can either match or beat. Its not a 1366 replacement so dont expect that. Its the 1156 replacement and as such it rocks.
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No. More does not mean better,, quality over quantity (The solutions that companies like Foxconn, Evga and god rest their soul DFi use are far superior to that of Giga and Asus. Not that in 99% of usage cases you would ever notice a difference).

Its just a load of marketing BS to get you buy overpriced boards. Its kinda ironic as it draws many parallels how the MHz and ram myths that joe bloggs falls for when in Pc World(or any similar store).
To be fair, EVGA had boards fry GPUs when in Tri-SLI/Quad SLI because they didn't have an extra molex connector for additional power on the board. Asus fixed that problem with their R3E. I also don't know if you can include Foxconn into that lineup though.
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Bah How much do the chips cost for the 1366 set ups that this can either match or beat. Its not a 1366 replacement so dont expect that. Its the 1156 replacement and as such it rocks.
Even for P55/H55 owners SB is a side-grade, you don't honestly think that you'll notice a difference going from 1156 to 1155 you will see a noticeable improvement in gaming web browsing etc...? If you need more performance for multithread apps then your better off either getting a Westmere like I did or waiting till SB-EN

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To be fair, EVGA had boards fry GPUs when in Tri-SLI/Quad SLI because they didn't have an extra molex connector for additional power on the board. Asus fixed that problem with their R3E. I also don't know if you can include Foxconn into that lineup though.
Unless your overclocking on insane cooling you don't need the extra molex connector as you won't be pulling enough juice to warrant it. The extra molex plug however is separate from the CPU's MOSFET's it has nothing to do with them.
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