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Old 02-12-2008, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default 780i and x38 (or p35) chipest

what is really different between motherboard with 780i or x38?

i understand 780i is nvidia gamer motherboard but can it be reliable or better than normal excellent motherboard like asus, msi or gigabyte with x38 or maybe p35?

i check some tests... i see no big different... only is 780i is expensive ($100+) than average price.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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780 is if you want to sli 3 video cards , other wise the x38 is a better choice
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The 780i supports 3-way SLI like cryman said, 650i supports SLI but splits it's 16 PCI-E lanesbetween the two graphics cards so each GPU can only use 8 lanes. The 680i supports SLI but each GPU gets the proper 16 lanes each. Intel chipsets don't support SLI but ATI Crossfire. The X38 and P35 are almost always a better choice than an Nvidia chipset unless you need SLI support as they can reach a higher FSB speed and are generally better for overclocking.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:00 AM   #4
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ah i see..


alright thank you guys for clearly explaining...


< goes with p35 for now.
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