Well, the main difference is that the P6 is considered a high-end "consumer" grade board, while the Formula is a mid-to-entry level high end "enthusiast" board. What that means is you'll probably have an easier time getting 4.5GHz on your 980x stable, I.E. the build quality is slightly higher on the Formula (not saying the P6 is low quality, quite the opposite)Originally Posted by Electric;13030941
Would the formula really benefit me more than the P6X58D-E though?
I will be:
OC'ing my 980x to 4.5GHz (Around there)
OC'ing my RAM to 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 @1.6v
Eventually adding water cooling
Eventually Crossfiring or (maybe) even Trifire my 6970.
Originally Posted by homer98
But definately check out the P6X58D-E awesome board for the price, I dont think it is worth it to go for the rampage III unless you really care about looks and going to use the few extra features it has. Goodluck choosing
...the Formula I posted is $5 cheaper. As I said, if he didn't mind open box.Originally Posted by amstech;13031195
Its just not worth that much money imo.
And the Gene and Formula have subpar gaming performance compared to most other X58 boards. I wanted a Formula until I seen how it did against a Sabertooth and P6TD.
Originally Posted by TurboTurtle
Also....subpar gaming performance? The board is either solid all around or it isn't. It's not selective as to what it allows a stable overclock on or not.