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Intel X48 Postponed?

Intel X48 Postponed?

We recently had the opportunity to test Intel's upcoming QX 9770 CPU and of course a supporting X48-powered motherboard.  At that time we were informed that Intel was hoping to launch both products in Q1 '08, but now we're hearing rumors that the X48 chipset might be delayed by a month or two.

Apparently the delay has little to do with any technical snafus, but more with pleasing partners:

“The motherboard maker fears that the X48 chipset will slow down clearance of its X38 chipset inventory and has negotiated with Intel to delay the launch of its X48 chipset. However the delay is expected to hurt makers who do not have an overstock X38 chipsets.”
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x48 has hit the streets.  newegg is carrying several brands

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 The DFI solution looks interesting with the Thermalright cooling right out of the box

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Yes, I have been eye balling  that DFI.

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The think it is only the UT version that carries the Thermalright cooling right from the box,and  the LT does not.You have to invest in extra cooling for the mosfets,NB (recommend Noctua which is much better).

The UT is not announced for the X48 yet,I really do not know why,and the Transpiper that you have to buy extra for the DFI board does not do much good 

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 Sorry for bump but Asus has upgraded its Maximus to the Rampage supporting X48 and ddr2.

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 Did anyone test X48 vs 780i? I am thinking between those two but will definatelly wait for new GPU and then decide :)

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 I hear x48 is soo much better due its ability to 1600 fsb and ddr3. 780i inst really much of a new chipset its a 680i with soem stuff added in. the 780i doesnt support ddr3 either.

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 So,  X48 is DDR3 only? DDR3 is too expensive right now. That is the reason I was considering 780i.

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 No, it supports it. Like the rampage is x48 and uses ddr2.

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So does it do SLI our not?

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Tbolo:

So does it do SLI our not?

 

 

Don't know for sure but last I heard Intel and Nvidia were at odds over SLI and Intel was with holding archetecture information from Nvidia.  

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methious:

Tbolo:

So does it do SLI our not?

 

 

Don't know for sure but last I heard Intel and Nvidia were at odds over SLI and Intel was with holding archetecture information from Nvidia.  

 

Indeed, Intel is being iffy with giving CSI to Nvidia (CSI = Nehalem based interface, no CSI license = no nehalem motherboards)...So this may force Nvidia's hand to open up SLI to other chipsets. This is a rumor though, so we'll have to wait and see how it unfolds. I'm for it though, I despise nvidia chipsets. 

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Kamrooz:
I despise nvidia chipsets.

why do you despise them? Seems like forever if you want a good performance rig (and overclockable) you rock with nVidia's chipsets -- nForce2 with anything, nForce4 with the DFIs, 680i with the Strikers....never had any issues with mine that is.

I'd just like to hear why is all :)

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