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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by kenkickr, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Kei

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    :toast: I wish we had a good icon for a crying laugh cuz that was priceless! Nope my nose is clean and I buy too much computer stuff to try the powdered coke (I'm sure we're talking about the drink of course :laugh:).

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    Doh! It was up just a few seconds ago, they're probably adding the pictures for it so it's 'down'. They didn't have pics up and it just said images coming soon...I guess is that now is "soon".

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    which would be better? the Biostar, FoxConn or the Gigabyte. Other than the color:laugh:

    I'm thinking maybe the FoxConn, for now. Till I actually see the Biostar
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    i think gigabyte or Biostar would be because they are known to be good clockers
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    so....
    is it just me or do others also think that 3DMark is just for braggs. I dont look at charts from 3DMark when im reading benchmarks for future upgrades. Besides you could have a godly system and a crappy video card and you get a low score...boom 3DMark once again makes you feel like shit :p It's really graphics dependant so the PCI-E slots do make a difference but they are 2.0 slots so that helps...kinda

    Foxconn make great boards for overclocking as well.
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    foxconn may make good clocking boards but they aren't known for it as much as Gig/bio
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    hey as long as it overclocks :pimp:
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    Foxconn's vanilla/cheap boards like a P35A or G33 are crap clockers but the higher end ones like the mars and blackops are some of the best OCers on the planet.
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    Wasn't the G33 an underrated overclocking board? or am i thinking of the G45? One of those chipsets could overclock pretty well from what i had seen.

    EDIT: sorry i was thinking of the intel chipset
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    G33 is a pretty good oc'r G31 is the one that sucks
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    I could care less about 3dmark scores. I rather have higher in-game fps.;)
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    I guess this means the 790FX with the SB750 is going to be released soon. :D
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    why it is dual pci-e x8 2.0 , i think the 790fx is better it is run at dual pci-e x16 2.0
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    the Biostar is up
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    Please read the rest of the thread where I did benchmarks at 16x, 8x, and 4x to dispell this myth. When using your cards to play games you will notice NO difference between those speeds at all. The only time you may notice is if all you do is benchmark and even then it's not a huge difference at all (less than 100 points in 3dmark/3epenis06) even going from 16x down to 4x.

    In short don't worry about it because it's not something that will hurt you gaming performance because the cards now have so much bandwidth most of it is wasted anyway.

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    thats dirst cheap...i thought they would be more expensive
    I wonder how this will do with my AMD 5200 90nm :)
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    Not much better in OCing.. You still have that MSI 790X right? The GX is just a 790X with onboard and 750 southbridge. Its still 8x+8x 2.0 crossfire(which aint bad)
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    true but my bord sucks for overclocking. I might still buy a 790GX later on. Right now im just waiting to get home so i can order my P45 board :rockout:
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    Which one are you gonna get?
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    The cooling on this board is better than the 790X MSI board (I've owned that as well) which may help your clocking though I'm not sure how far you've gone already so you may be at the chips limit. If you're looking at these boards strictly for their overclocking potential remember that you are not using a Phenom therefore you will not be getting the same extra headroom that the Phenom's will get using the A.C.C because that is a Phenom only thing at this time.

    That said from the looks of it so far this board is 'better' than what you're currently using (speaking from experience of your board which is actually very good even for overclocking with an X2 and an X4 myself). If you're planning on going the Phenom route later on then this isn't a bad way at all to get introduced to it, but if not then I don't think it's such a wise move if you're looking for strictly overclocking room (get an older 790FX ASUS board for that, which I also own).

    I'm 95% certain I'll order this GX board for my 9850 and retire the 790FX board (older SB600) tomorrow. I've a good friend who's getting the FX board from ASUS (new SB750) so testing results will be here once we get our hands on them.

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    Btw, using the MSI 790X board you're talking about I took an older 65nm 4800+ up to 3Ghz and could've kept going but settled for that and dropped the speed to 2.975Ghz on air cooling (stock cooler 1.50v 48C max temp). Highest HT Bus speed was 306Mhz which is quite good for that chip and board.

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