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anyone running an X38 Board?

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I've looked through the Data bases, none there yet.

Anyone got one? I'm about ready to order.

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I've looked through the Data bases, none there yet.

Anyone got one? I'm about ready to order.

 

Hi Ed

 

There are quite a few over at xtreme that have Abit, Asus & Gigabyte X38 boards but none are setting the world alight yet.

 

I hear the Gigabyte clocks memory pretty good & I also here the Asus although doing ok has already had a board revision & still has a ton of issues that apparently are young BIOS related.

 

I was keen on an Asus Maximus Formula or Extreme but after being well disappointed with the P5K DLX & Premium I am going to wait this one out as luckily my DFI LP P35 is playing real nice & I am not desperate for a decent board.

 

I haven't ruled out the Abit yet but I honestly don't think I will do any better on it over my DFI especially as the DFI runs so cool & all my gear is maxed out already :D

 

Link to the Intel CPU/Mobo section http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=224

 

Also I just noticed this which doesn't sound too good

 

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=163270

 

CN :)

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Yeah Ed if it were me I'd hold off on an X38 for a little longer and let these guys "guinea pig" it out for a while. I can't see there being a huge improvement over the P35 just like the P35 isn't much ahead of the 965P when it comes to overclocking.

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SLI is only available on boards with nVidia chipsets.

 

P35 and X38 supposedly support X-fire but the lower slot (at least on the P35s) only runs at x4

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@Edl

 

I'm waiting out to see how the x38 boards come out regarding performance. I'm not expecting drastic performance increases over the P35. What I'mm expecting to see is cooler boards, more control over V-droop, less volts to obtain same overclock as the P35 boards and better compatibility with quad core. If I was running a P35 board currently, I would not waste the money on a X38 board, unless one has to have bleeding edge.

 

X38 also brings the new PCIE standard, the potential to run Crossfire. Regarding this, all I care about is the newer PCIE standard that will support the newer generation vid cards. In all likelihood, I will put together a single card system with a high end newest generation vid card.

 

I'm also interested in DDR3 support. Prices now for the DDR3 x38 are ~$100 more than the P35 boards and is likely to stay this way for a while. Hopefully DDR3 prices drop as more DDR3 boards come out. The initial OC'ing results with the Gigabyte X38/DDR3 (over at XS) board are pretty decent for a dual core. The poster was not hugely over volting the cpu to obtain >500 fsb. Stability was another thing, unfortunately. However, for such a green board and immature BIOS, there is definitely some very good performance to be had there with the X38 chipset. The only question is at what price? In the end, a P35 board and some high end DDR2 may end up fitting the bill just as well.

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Well looking through the forum I guess this may be as good a spot to ask this question as any?

Thinking about buying a DFI LP UT P35 T2R

My question is is there a possability that this board might run - say 3 x 2900xt? I have 2 that run like tops now and given the intel set up I have I was just wondering if this was in the cards?

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Thinking about buying a DFI LP UT P35 T2R

My question is is there a possability that this board might run - say 3 x 2900xt?

The answer is no. The DFI LP UT P35 T2R is no different then any other P35 chipset based board. The only possible combinations for the PCI-E slots are 16-4-1 or 16-1-1. It's a limitation of the chipset.

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