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In addition to support for Sandy Bridge CPUs, Intel's latest P67 Express core-logic chipset brings with it two major improvements over the old P55: a couple of 6Gbps Serial ATA ports and full-speed PCI Express 2.0 lanes throughout. Those features have been present in AMD chipsets since the SB850 south bridge debuted some ten months ago, making Intel more than a little late to the party. At least on the SATA front, the wait was worth it. While comparing four mid-range P67 boards, we discovered that Intel's 6Gbps Serial ATA ports are faster than AMD's.
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Didn't realize there was such a big difference in performance between Intel and AMD chipset performance, both in terms of speed and CPU utilization.
    
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Intel storage controllers have pretty much always been better.

AMD drivers still do not pass SMART values....
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There doesn't seem to be an incoming improvement with SB950 either. At least, as far as rumors go.
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There doesn't seem to be an incoming improvement with SB950 either. At least, as far as rumors go.
I trust rumors as much as i can throw my Dorm.
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I trust rumors as much as i can throw my Dorm.
Rumors can be 2 things. True or False. It's 50/50 with variables.

You can't tell me that you weren't let down by SB850?
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