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Originally Posted by Xir...you compare it to the Q6600 a lot in the text, but no comparison with an overclocked Q6600 is made in the benches...
If you have figures of an overclocked Q6600, could you add them?
Originally Posted by kenco_ukDefinitely with you on the price to performance ratio. It is a very expensive upgrade atm. If the process adds another third on the typical motherboard price and atm the typical price is about £80 for a half decent board, surely we should see some boards going for around £120? That would be a more sensible price point to go from.
Originally Posted by phuzzIt's going to be a long time before Core i7 is affordable isn't it?
Originally Posted by SuperNovaSo you cant change the memory divider (memory-speed) without overclocking? No positive dividers od so on right? How does the P6T-Deluxe compare to Rampage II Extreme? Is there any special feat, dividers and so on in the bios or simply one extra phase for QPI/Memory, TweakIT, ProbeIT and 3 way SLI cert that differs the boards?
Originally Posted by BindibadgiQuote:Originally Posted by SuperNovaSo you cant change the memory divider (memory-speed) without overclocking? No positive dividers od so on right? How does the P6T-Deluxe compare to Rampage II Extreme? Is there any special feat, dividers and so on in the bios or simply one extra phase for QPI/Memory, TweakIT, ProbeIT and 3 way SLI cert that differs the boards?
All the memory dividers are handled exclusively by the CPU, there are no positive dividers. You don't need memory bandwidth - it has it in spades anyway.
All the Rampage II offers is the extra % at the extreme end because it has higher quality parts, it doesn't "unlock" unique features (afaik).
Originally Posted by Denis_iiiwhen i can get 3x2gb ddr 1600 for 100quid and a descent x58 m/b for 100quid and the i7 920 is around 200quid i'm in
Originally Posted by lewchenkoIf this were Dragon's Den.... "The whole platform is too expensive for me. Im out."
My Abit ip35 Pro motherboard gets my e6750 to 3.6Ghz on air, and was about £80 when I bought it. The 4GB memory pack was about £75 I think.
So to even contemplate spending over £230 on a motherboard and further crazy amounts on DDR3 memory plus the CPU is unthinkable right now.
Originally Posted by KougarNice review! Throwing a 4Ghz Q6600 vs 4GHz Core i7 into that afformentioned value article would be great... ;)
Interesting note regarding HPET. However MS stated HPET should be enabled for Vista regardless, and configured to match either 32/64 according to whichever varient of Vista is installed. Interesting ASUS changed the BIOS name for this, Gigabyte labels it by name.
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