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Why do ppl keep buying P965 boards when they can get 680i SLi?

That RAM will not only work, but its so good that it deserves a better motherboard.
 

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Some people choose P965 over I680 because they don't need SLI graphic card and P965 overclocks better and cheaper.

P965 does not overclock better. P35 does, but P965 is old and poor performing.
And its not much cheaper than 650/680i SLi.
 

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Some people choose P965 over I680 because they don't need SLI graphic card and P965 overclocks better and cheaper.

P965 does not overclock better. P35 does, but P965 is old and poor performing.
And its not much cheaper than 650/680i SLi.I was wondering why you recommended 680 when the P35 boards are out. So you retract your previous post in favor of the P35?
 

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Thank you for the response.

I bought the 965p board because it was cheap and I was told it would overclock well, I don't need SLi (can't afford it) and I bought it about a year ago so P35 wasn't out.

As for not buying the i680, well probably cause I was told not to by a bunch of DS3 fanboys :p
 

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Some people choose P965 over I680 because they don't need SLI graphic card and P965 overclocks better and cheaper.

P965 does not overclock better. P35 does, but P965 is old and poor performing.
And its not much cheaper than 650/680i SLi.I was wondering why you recommended 680 when the P35 boards are out. So you retract your previous post in favor of the P35?

P35 > 680i > 975X > P965

680i SLi is my pick because I dont want DDR3 and i do want SLi.

Why is that so hard to understand?
 

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They have P35 MBs with DDR2. From what I have seen, unless you are using the top of the line Video cards in SLI, then you are better off just buying a better card. But if you have a grand plus for video, then kudos to you.
 

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They have P35 MBs with DDR2. From what I have seen, unless you are using the top of the line Video cards in SLI, then you are better off just buying a better card. But if you have a grand plus for video, then kudos to you.

Im not going to buy P35 because the performance gain is less than 5%, and I do think that SLi is worth it because the 8800 GTX is going to still be here for a while.
And I get DDR2 and then DDR3 later on, the DDR3 will run at DDR2 speeds.. so thats not a good idea.

I'll wait for X38 if it arrives by August.
 

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They have P35 MBs with DDR2. From what I have seen, unless you are using the top of the line Video cards in SLI, then you are better off just buying a better card. But if you have a grand plus for video, then kudos to you.

Im not going to buy P35 because the performance gain is less than 5%, and I do think that SLi is worth it because the 8800 GTX is going to still be here for a while.
And I get DDR2 and then DDR3 later on, the DDR3 will run at DDR2 speeds.. so thats not a good idea.

I'll wait for X38 if it arrives by August.I'm just talking about what would be best if you needed one now. The big difference between the 680i and the P35 is that the P35 will accept Penryn. I agree DDR3 isn't ready for prime time yet
 

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They have P35 MBs with DDR2. From what I have seen, unless you are using the top of the line Video cards in SLI, then you are better off just buying a better card. But if you have a grand plus for video, then kudos to you.

Im not going to buy P35 because the performance gain is less than 5%, and I do think that SLi is worth it because the 8800 GTX is going to still be here for a while.
And I get DDR2 and then DDR3 later on, the DDR3 will run at DDR2 speeds.. so thats not a good idea.

I'll wait for X38 if it arrives by August.I'm just talking about what would be best if you needed one now. The big difference between the 680i and the P35 is that the P35 will accept Penryn. I agree DDR3 isn't ready for prime time yet

680i SLi will accept any 45nm CPU. But the word you are looking for is wolfdale, not penryn.
 

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Well, I actually meant Wolfdale and Yorkfield, which are the desktop chips in the Penryn series. Talk about splitting hairs. :roll: As far as the 680i being compatible it probably will be or maybe sort of compatible after a BIOS flash etc. I haven't looked because it is a moot point. The P3x series is the way to go and right now only the P35 is available.
 

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P35 won't accept Penryn.

DANGIT!!!!!
Where did you hear that :?:

The three most immediate advantages the Series 3 Chipset family brings to the table are its support for Intel's upcoming 1333MHz FSB, DDR3 support, and Turbo Memory. In the longer term, Series 3 also provides an upgrade path to Penryn—Intel's upcoming 45nm processor.

Intel paves path to Penryn with Series 3 Chipset family launch
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070605-intel-paves-path-to-penryn-with-series-3-chipset-family-launch.html
 

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Well, I actually meant Wolfdale and Yorkfield, which are the desktop chips in the Penryn series. Talk about splitting hairs. :roll: As far as the 680i being compatible it probably will be or maybe sort of compatible after a BIOS flash etc. I haven't looked because it is a moot point. The P3x series is the way to go and right now only the P35 is available.

No, dude.

Its not the "Penryn series".
Penryn the PORTABLE 45nm version of Conroe.
Wolfdale is the DESKTOP 45nm version of Conroe.

And no, P35 is not worth getting. An neither is X38 because by the time its out, 780i SLi will be out.
 

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Well, I actually meant Wolfdale and Yorkfield, which are the desktop chips in the Penryn series. Talk about splitting hairs. :roll: As far as the 680i being compatible it probably will be or maybe sort of compatible after a BIOS flash etc. I haven't looked because it is a moot point. The P3x series is the way to go and right now only the P35 is available.

No, dude.

Its not the "Penryn series".
Penryn the PORTABLE 45nm version of Conroe.
Wolfdale is the DESKTOP 45nm version of Conroe.

And no, P35 is not worth getting. An neither is X38 because by the time its out, 780i SLi will be out.No, dude.
From Intel's Own Website
The Penryn family adds to the Intel Core 2 processor family:

* A second-generation quad-core desktop processor with up to 12MB L2 cache
* A new dual-core desktop processors with up to 6MB shared L2 cache
* A new low-power dual-core mobile processor with up to 6MB shared L2 cache and a new low-power state that substantially lowers processor idle power

The Penryn family also adds several new processors to the Intel Xeon processor family:

* A second-generation quad-core dual-processing (DP) server/workstation processor with up to 12 MB L2 cache
* A dual-core DP processor with 6MB shared L2 cache
* A multi-processing (MP) quad-core processor currently under development
45nm Hi-k Next Generation Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture
http://www.intel.com/technology/architecture/45nm_core2/index.htm
 

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And no, P35 is not worth getting. An neither is X38 because by the time its out, 780i SLi will be out.
I forgot to address this. I said now. Do you understand now? That means currently available not sometime in the future. Clearly you are a fanboy, which is ok with me.
 

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It just dawned on me that you had made an earlier post that contradicts your last post
I'll wait for X38 if it arrives by August.
So which is it, the P38 is no good because of the 780i or you will get the P38 :?: I don't care if you are wrong about something or we have differing opinions, but please try to be consistent, at least within the same thread.
 

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And no, P35 is not worth getting. An neither is X38 because by the time its out, 780i SLi will be out.
I forgot to address this. I said now. Do you understand now? That means currently available not sometime in the future. Clearly you are a fanboy, which is ok with me.

Yes, u said now. I didnt.
Im not a fanboy, I love Intel. But 680i SLi allows for SLi and thats why I prefer it.
 

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It just dawned on me that you had made an earlier post that contradicts your last postI'll wait for X38 if it arrives by August.
So which is it, the P38 is no good because of the 780i or you will get the P38 :?: I don't care if you are wrong about something or we have differing opinions, but please try to be consistent, at least within the same thread.

You dont understand.

If X38 gets here by August, I may buy it, because August is the last month I'll wait till I buy my new rig.
For people who have until 2008 to wait, 780i SLi is a better choice.