Tuesday, November 20th 2007

abit Unveils IX48-MAX Motherboard Based on Intel's X48 Chipset

While abit's IX38 QuadGT has only been recently introduced to the market, the company has now unveiled its IX48-MAX motherboard based on the soon to be announced Intel X48 high-end chipset. The X48 comes with official support for upcoming (Yorkfield-based) 1600MHz front side bus processors and provides many advanced overclocking features. The IX48-MAX will be a DDR3-1600 supporting motherboard with two PCI Express 2.0 16X slots, ICH9R Southbridge, and support for XMP memory.


Source: HEXUS
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30 Comments on abit Unveils IX48-MAX Motherboard Based on Intel's X48 Chipset

#1
Grings
i bet it says ix38 max under that sticker
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#2
JacKz5o
by: Grings
i bet it says ix38 max under that sticker
Or IX38 QuadGT :p
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#3
Kasparz
I bet this nortbridge heatsink cools better than stock Intel alu brick.
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#4
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
:twitch: look at the size of that nb cooler! :twitch:
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#5
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Grings
i bet it says ix38 max under that sticker
x48 is just a cherrypicked x38 anyway.
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#6
Sent1nel
Its nice to see what looks like a digital phase voltage regulator design on there.
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#7
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Random Murderer
:twitch: look at the size of that nb cooler! :twitch:
ditto. cooing doesn't seem very impressive and will most probably cause conflicts with big aftermarket coolers
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#8
OnBoard
So now there is x48, what happened to P35 and x38 xD Is my P965 board really 3 generations old, or is Intel just too eager to come up with new processors that don't work with old chipsets :)

I was hoping that moving to S775 would mean no motherboard upgrade needed when getting a new prosessor, but I bet that it won't be long until there is no 1066 FSB prosessors left :/

Edit: and by the looks of the NB cooler, it's running hotter than my prosessor on stock!
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#9
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: OnBoard
So now there is x48, what happened to P35 and x38 xD Is my P965 board really 3 generations old, or is Intel just too eager to come up with new processors that don't work with old chipsets :)

I was hoping that moving to S775 would mean no motherboard upgrade needed when getting a new prosessor, but I bet that it won't be long until there is no 1066 FSB prosessors left :/
x48 IS x38!!! does nobody listen to me?
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#10
panchoman
Sold my stars!
atleast this abit board looks a lot better then the 770 one, that one was like...
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#11
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Random Murderer
x48 IS x38!!! does nobody listen to me?
x38 is to x48 as 2900pro is to 2900xt
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#12
[I.R.A]_FBi
x48 officailly supports 1600fsb, if u put ina fsb 1600 proc on a x38 u have to oc it to stock speed
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#13
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: panchoman
x38 is to x48 as 2900pro is to 2900xt
WRONG. there is NO difference between x48 and x38 architectually or software(ually?), the x48 is a handpicked x38, expected to overclock slightly further. there IS a difference between the 2900xt and pro, they use different bios'es, have different clock speeds, and the components used to build the pro are generally of lower quality therefore causing more heat and worse overclocks.
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Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
x48 officailly supports 1600fsb, if u put ina fsb 1600 proc on a x38 u have to oc it to stock speed
both support 1600 fsb, it is up to the board manufacturers to decide whether or not to include this support in bios.
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#15
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Random Murderer
WRONG. there is NO difference between x48 and x38 architectually or software(ually?), the x48 is a handpicked x38, expected to overclock slightly further. there IS a difference between the 2900xt and pro, they use different bios'es, have different clock speeds, and the components used to build the pro are generally of lower quality therefore causing more heat and worse overclocks.
2900pros are 2900xt's that failed speed tests and were therefore flashed to lower speeds and rebranded.

X38 is to x48 as 2900pro is to 2900xt
1600fsb support is to higher clock speeds - both things can be changed via the bios.
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#16
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: panchoman
2900pros are 2900xt's that failed speed tests and were therefore flashed to lower speeds and rebranded.
2900pro's are cheaply manufactured 2900xt's using cheaper components.
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#17
panchoman
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by: Random Murderer
2900pro's are cheaply manufactured 2900xt's using cheaper components.
where'd you learn this? im interested in this.
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#18
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: panchoman
where'd you learn this? im interested in this.
have a stop in over at the "sapphire 2900pro" thread.
if you're not careful, you may learn a thing or two.
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#19
OnBoard
by: Random Murderer
x48 IS x38!!! does nobody listen to me?
I do I do :) (happy now :p) So P35 is ~100€, X38 is ~200€, is X48 going to be 300€?!

a) they need to make less chipsets (or rename them less)
b) lower P35 and X38 prices greatly (and would that make my P965 a budget board then :( payed top$ for this..)
c) make chipsets with lower nm=cooler=less copperheatpipethingies=cheaper
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#20
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Random Murderer
have a stop in over at the "sapphire 2900pro" thread.
if you're not careful, you may learn a thing or two.
imma take your word for this lol, ain't no way im reading all 15 pages of that thread
video cards aren't my field anyway so yeah
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#21
wiak
what a huge heat slash fan for northbridge or was it south
lol, you cant put a big cooler on cpu! :(
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#22
Hawk1
No more on-board Floppy support:(

IDE and PCI will be the next to go.
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#23
panchoman
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by: Hawk1
No more on-board Floppy support:(

IDE and PCI will be the next to go.
no more onboard floppy, that is BULL!!!
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#24
Hawk1
by: panchoman
no more onboard floppy, that is BULL!!!
I'm sure they'll make PCI/PCIE slot cards to support the older tech (if it's not already out there now).
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