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Mike L. Aug 20, 2006, 11:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You know, bot, it is strange how close the nForce 400 and 500 series can come within Intel's own 975X chipset. I guess that just goes to show the power of Nvidia after all. Not only that, but there's way more expandability if you ever decide to go with an Nvidia chipset anyway, i.e SLI, Quad SLI etc. I personally will be going with an Nvidia chipset this time myself and I have plenty of confidence in that they will stay right up there with Intel and maybe even surpass them on occassion.

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BoT Aug 20, 2006, 11:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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the 500 seriers odd and will outperform the 975x if the 400 series already comes that close and in some areas already beats the 975x. i have the a8n for the amd and like it. so that;s why i want to go with it for the c2d box. right about now however, i am kind of worried to just stick the c2d in the board and see if it runs. i hope the prices drop for the nf4's once the 500's hit the market.

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Mike L. Aug 20, 2006, 11:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Forget price drops, you're only setting yourself up for a fall. What's the point of purchasing something old, when the new is just around the corner; while performing better at the same time.

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BoT Aug 20, 2006, 11:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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now check this out
http://www.asus.com/products2.aspx?l1=3&l2=11
getting to asus website, finding nf 570 and 590! just to end up in a dead end for the 590 and merely a pic and brief desc for the 570.....tss

btw, if you wonder - it's asus international not u.s. ;)

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BoT Aug 20, 2006, 11:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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don't get me started now
http://www.guru3d.com/article/mainboard/366/1/
590 on beta mobo and oc'd with passive w/c - w00t

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Mike L. Aug 20, 2006, 11:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was seriously starting to wonder about that! I literally did a double take, lol. I even closed the window and trailed all the way back through and found nothing... now you tell me it's international, lol.

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G. G. Aug 21, 2006, 12:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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C2D uses much less power than the previous generations of cpus... They have to retweak the power sections of the motherboard to accommodate this... so when you see two motherboards that are identical in features but one motherboard's model name ends in a se, pro, or similiar...... they most likely have reworked the voltage regulations, hardwarewise, that is ontop of a bios change....

the C2D uses a core voltage of 1.34V.... older generations uses 1.4 ~ 1.75 depending on the particular model... My Intel 650 3.4ghz uses a core voltage of 1.4V. note these voltages are for the desktop proc.... So if the motherboards supports the older gen cpus...... the new C2D will not work... Unless the mothboard bios can tweak the voltages to accommodate.... or an updated bios can sense a C2D being installed and do a readjust to the voltages.... or it may take a hardware change to the motherboard to make it all work....it all comes down to the motherboard original design...

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G. G. Aug 21, 2006, 12:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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bot,

that link to the Nvidia 590 chipset for the C2D....... dang bastards left "Link Boost" off for the Intel version of the chipset...... damnit... That "Link Boost" is supposed to automatically open up 25% increase in the PCI-e buss when you use SLi.....They have it for the AM2 version but disabled it for the Intel versions.... bastards...

I was looking forward to using a Nvidia 590 SLi Intel edition chipset ..... but now that the "Link Boost" has been disabled for Intel....... does me no good..... and I might as well stick with the tried and true 975Xi chipset paired up with a Intel proc.....

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BoT Aug 21, 2006, 12:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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exactly g.g. - that's what i am talking about. on asus boards, especially the once mentioned here you can tweak the vcore. thats the whole purpose of getting a gamer board, so you can tweak the voltages and multi's and frequencies etc. so why can't i just down volt it?

but it gets better,
so i am chatting with this guy from nvidia forums, telling about some of the stuff that we talked about here hoping to get some answers and some insides, maybe some heads up
he shots me this link
http://zeus.asus.com/hq/products4.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=1...amp;l3=337
ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium w/590 chip 8D

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BoT Aug 21, 2006, 12:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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yeah, the missing link boost really blows
did you also see how clearly the am2 fx62 outperformed the (lol)e6600 in memory performance. why lol, because even with the price droppes you can get the e6600 for a fraction of the price of a fx62.
anyway, missing link boost blows - oh wait - probably with the next revision. arrrggg :(

jeez, i am starting to sound like a intel fanboy.
btw, where are all the intel fanboys, should be prime time. just kiddn - no really just kiddn -

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G. G. Aug 21, 2006, 12:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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yeah... I saw the memory performance of the AM2 FX62 on how well it still smokes in that area all due to the onboard memory controller.... BUT when it come down to putting the rubber to the tarmac... it is freakingly "AMAZING" how Intel has done one heck of a job putting out a product like the C2D. You can call it "Innovations", "Evolution", or even a "Breakthrough"......... they are back into the game in a "BIG WAY".....and that is "100000000% FACT"


how's that for fanboy ????? ROFLMA !!!!!

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BoT Aug 21, 2006, 01:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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lol.. "hour glass? what hour glass are they talkin about?"

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Mike L. Aug 21, 2006, 03:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lmao, where the hell are all these boards coming from!? You guys are like linking different models in every single post, LOL. I swear to God, I visit ASUS on like a weekly basis and have never seen the things I'm seeing today.

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Mike L. Aug 21, 2006, 03:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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By the way, guys.. LinkBoost is there, it was just patented under ASUS's own known as "PEG Link".

Here's an excerpt from the table of contents:

* ASUS PEG Link - automatically performance tuning for graphics cards

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