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Old June 25, 2007, 02:11 PM
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Default x38 will kick p35's ass

This chipset, as many of you have heard, is essentially the first ever purpose-built overclocking creature. Hypr or not, there is definately something good happening when Intel is talking about overclocking their own chips.

Seems many are impressed with P35...fact is Intel a have put a huge amount of work into X38 over P35 for over clocking, so much so they have designated the chipset as unique away from the 35 line...so this chipset is the first purpose build over clocking monster we will see from them....for one I can NOT WAIT!!

PCIE 2.0, dual 16X, enhanced FSB and latency tweaking with a much improved memory controller all lead to a platform Intel hopes will destroy the enthusiast market...I for one know some have already run SLI on this chipset and seen 8 to 10% gains in speed over 680i with first revision silicon, so its looking real good for when NV give in and grant Intel a full SLI lisence

Late August is when the boards will launch...so if you can just wait a little longer and resist P35 you will have what looks to be the fastest platform available this year.


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Old June 25, 2007, 02:28 PM
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Looks good. I'm waiting!
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Late August is probably when I will buy a new comp so hopefully this won't be a millions bucks.
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...so its looking real good for when NV give in and grant Intel a full SLI lisence
Indeed.

However, ironically, a few weeks ago, NVIDIA decided that they would no longer provide SLI support on Intel chipsets. Just a small step in Nvidia's plan to become a platform company, in order to go head-to-head against Intel and AMD.
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Indeed.

However, ironically, a few weeks ago, NVIDIA decided that they would no longer provide SLI support on Intel chipsets. Just a small step in Nvidia's plan to become a platform company, in order to go head-to-head against Intel and AMD.
Maybe they'll change their minds if Intel gives them a big wad of cash. :D
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I thought intel was still insisting that future products will feature SLI
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I thought intel was still insisting that future products will feature SLI
A whole bunch of unofficial and highly confusing statements emerged during Computex, perhaps starting with this.

The deal between Nvidia and Intel is that they can support SLI on their workstation boards, but not retail boards.

Since the x38 chipset is both a workstation and retail chipset, it will support Quadro SLI, but not Geforce SLI.

Whether hacked drivers or bioses are released to unlock Geforce SLI support is anyone's guess, but several manufacturers are actively working on it.

For now, we will have to make due with CrossFire support


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Having said that, NV is notorious for misinformation, so the above statement isn't set in stone.

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As predicted, no SLI support for X38
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As predicted, no SLI support for X38
Exactly and its pissing me off. We are getting these two new chip sets for DDR3 and all are crossfire.. like what the hell.
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Ahhhhhh! That really s*cks!

So what are going to become ? I guess 680I will be here for a while...
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