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. I constantly found myself writing "disappointed" here and there, which I still am - it just doesn't live up to what we'd expect from a Diamond-series board - especially since I've seen what the X38 Diamond has in potential. At most it's an expensive Platinum and makes the real P35 Platinum a far better purchase than when we originally reviewed it.
Originally Posted by DivineSinIs it just me or are most of the higher class motherboards coming short of expectations, and not worth it when you consider price?
Originally Posted by Woodstockcorrect me if im wrong (i must be) but wouldnt 16 * 4 (total of 20) use more pci express lanes then 8 *8 (total of 16)
Originally Posted by Tim SQuote:Originally Posted by Woodstockcorrect me if im wrong (i must be) but wouldnt 16 * 4 (total of 20) use more pci express lanes then 8 *8 (total of 16)
That's right, but P35 has a limitation where you cannot split the first 16 lanes into two eights. You have to run at full x16 bandwidth in the primary slot, unless you use a lane splitter (that's what Asus did on the Blitz). :)
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