Intel X48 Postponed?

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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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Tbolo replied on Mon, Mar 10 2008 5:19 AM

So does it do SLI our not?

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methious replied on Mon, Mar 10 2008 2:45 PM

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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Kamrooz replied on Mon, Mar 10 2008 3:51 PM

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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ice91785 replied on Mon, Mar 10 2008 9:33 PM

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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ice91785 replied on Mon, Mar 10 2008 9:53 PM

Kamrooz:
Nvidia chipsets are extremely overrated, and strikers are NOT good boards..The earlier revisions weren't bad..But they are overpriced and can cause many head aches...You either get lucky with one..or you don't..Personally, when paying that much money for a board..I expect it to work flawlessly...

I am using the cousin of the striker right now (same general layout just missing some "candy") and I can't say I have minded it a bit so far -- My E6420 set new ground for what I knew as performance on this board and it overclocked with relative ease...but then as you say I may have just gotten lucky (in performance and for sure in price as I got about 30% off of retail price).

I guess prior to this however I have been primarily an AMD man so perhaps I haven't had a chance to notice these headaches you refer to.....interesting points though.

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Kamrooz replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 2:33 PM

 http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?s=fa68fd9707dbefa717fb8c97a306ce11&showtopic=77779&pid=756153&st=0&#entry756153

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nVidia680i/signatures-2.html 

There are tons of pages I can link...But I don't want to scoure google..lol. If you want head over to THG..and read up and notice that if someone is picking up a nvidia chipset without going dual cards...they'll get recommendations for intel chipsets.

Intel chipsets are damn good, they overclock better, stay cooler, and overall just perform better than Nvidia based chipsets ^_^. The issue that really makes me furious at Nvidia..Is the fact that they had the audacity to re-release 650/680 as 750/780...All they did was upgrade cpu/memory support, and threw in a BR04 bridge chip to allow tri-sli. Talk about a slap in the face, it still has all the issues of 650/680. The 790 is even more of a laughing matter...300-350 for a board?..They are laughing there way to the bank while uninformed consumers pick up these hot and buggy chipsets. their new hybrid sli and power saving mobo which has yet to come out looks interesting though...forgot the codename for it..But I'm definitely curious on the performance of that setup.

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ice91785 replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 4:03 PM

Kamrooz:
The issue that really makes me furious at Nvidia..Is the fact that they had the audacity to re-release 650/680 as 750/780...All they did was upgrade cpu/memory support, and threw in a BR04 bridge chip to allow tri-sli. Talk about a slap in the face, it still has all the issues of 650/680. The 790 is even more of a laughing matter...300-350 for a board?
 

I whole heartedly agree with you on this one....

By the way Kam....you jinxed me!!! My mobo took a dump on me this morning.......*sigh* RMA and no PC for like 2 weeks. What is a guy to do??? Actually I am going to go out tonight and look at some laptops.....recommendations o-wise-one? (I really do respect your opinion -- haha im not being sarcastic) 

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Kamrooz replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 4:24 PM

lol..speak of the devil =P..::shakes fist at nvidia::. In regards to laptops, it's not as easy as custom pc's in regard to them being portable and brand named. But honestly...Dell laptops are pretty damn good..Stay away from Sony laptops like the plague. But of all the laptops I've used and friends have owned...The one that hasn't crapped out or given many issues would be dell based laptops =P. But it all depends on price/budget...If another company offers better parts for the same price, it's a consideration...But just stay away from sony! =P. 

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ice91785 replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 4:28 PM

Kamrooz:
But just stay away from sony! =P. 
 

I used to really like 'em back in the day but lately I hate Sony (blu-ray, cockiness and the sheer volume of crapware that comes with any new laptop). Them and Acer I don't think i'd ever buy.....thinking of possibly a Gateway (read good reviews lately) or Dell. I work at BBY so I get a decent discount on SVC plans and accessories (laptops themselves are only like a $5 markup so I get little discount on the actual HW Sad)

 

EDIT: BTW yes I know that Acer bought out Gateway/eMachine but nothing has become of it yet -- I believe they just now share the profits as the actual machines and their HW have not changed much (if at all) 

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Kamrooz replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 4:34 PM

Well..A little discount is better then none...lol.

A gateway though?..I've never trusted gateway period in their desktop segment...lol..I'd never trust them on laptop either. But unfortunately I have no experience with gateway laptops..So can't really give any advice on that. If you plan to game on a laptop though...do keep note of the graphics card. It'd be best if you could find a place to customize one, even if you have to order online...That way you can nab a tasty 8800M =D....::druels:: 

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ice91785 replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 4:43 PM

 Although its gaudy...I really like THIS laptop right now....

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Tbolo replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 7:05 PM

Why don't anyone go to website like xoticpc.com and build their lappies the way they want them with the abillity to upgrade these things I don't know why there isn't a bigger demand. Also, the price is encredible compared to the other name brands. Performance is far superior too. JMHO

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 8:42 PM

 

Tbolo:

Why don't anyone go to website like xoticpc.com and build their lappies the way they want them with the abillity to upgrade these things I don't know why there isn't a bigger demand. Also, the price is encredible compared to the other name brands. Performance is far superior too. JMHO

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ice91785 replied on Tue, Mar 11 2008 9:13 PM

Because I cannot get an accidental service plan there for next-to-nothing mainly....one that covers shattered LCD screens, ANY HW issues, spill damage, drop damage etc...and one that also entitles me to a new laptop if 3 HW pieces are replaced in mine

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Tbolo replied on Wed, Mar 12 2008 5:21 AM

We have one at workthat's all pimped out, and they are buying me one with the 2.4 proc, 2 GB ram, 8800GTX and the 100GB 7200 hard drive all for right at 2K. Yes you heard it right, my work is buying me a gaming laptop:)

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methious replied on Wed, Mar 12 2008 12:37 PM

Tbolo:

We have one at workthat's all pimped out, and they are buying me one with the 2.4 proc, 2 GB ram, 8800GTX and the 100GB 7200 hard drive all for right at 2K. Yes you heard it right, my work is buying me a gaming laptop:)

 

 

Didn't have to sleep with the boss to get that sweet laptop? 

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peti1212 replied on Wed, Mar 12 2008 11:35 PM

Have you guys seen this motherboard before? It is a X48 motherboard all watercooled:

ASUS X48

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/03/12/asus-hops-mobos-mobiles

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Tbolo replied on Thu, Mar 13 2008 5:19 AM

Fortunately not because HE is about 6'6" and 280 pounds. Don't know if that lappy is that cool:)

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Tbolo replied on Thu, Mar 13 2008 5:21 AM

wow thats a nice looking board. I'm assuming that's liquid cooled?

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peti1212 replied on Thu, Mar 13 2008 7:03 AM

Yep, it is all liquidcooled, watercooled, same thing. :)

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Tbolo replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 4:50 AM

That is a beautiful thing

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methious replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 7:40 AM

 I've seen the board, I think it's a response to the Asus Maximus LE being snapped up and sold out so quickly.  With chip sets and chip heat going the way it is I think we'll be seeing more of this in the enthusiast market.

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ice91785 replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 12:06 PM

Is that STOCK watercooling blocks?? Ya know that would be kinda cool innovation..........

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Tbolo replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 6:38 AM

I believe it is stock.

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methious replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 10:02 PM

It's stock.  If I were going to run it on my water setup though I'd be going with tubing off the nozzles to quick disconnects and NEVER remove the tubing from the nozzles.  The stress from pulling the tubing off might be to much for the mosfet cooling block.  Break one seal on that setup and you pretty much trashed the water cooling. 

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Tbolo replied on Sun, Mar 16 2008 9:18 AM

Good to know.

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now it is time to see if they will integrate ICH10 or leave it for the P45

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Tbolo replied on Tue, Mar 18 2008 5:22 AM

Not trying to hijck this thread but do you guys think the x48 would be a better choice then the 790i?

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that is the ASUS Pinot Noir motherboard

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RA1D replied on Mon, Mar 24 2008 10:15 AM

x48 has hit the streets.  newegg is carrying several brands

Intel 920 / Rampage II Extreme / Dominator 6GB DDR3-1600 / Gigabyte SuperOC 5870  / Torqx 128GB

 

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

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Tbolo replied on Mon, Mar 24 2008 5:15 PM

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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SqUiD267 replied on Fri, May 16 2008 6:58 PM

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

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LaMpiR replied on Mon, May 26 2008 3:47 AM

 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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SqUiD267 replied on Mon, May 26 2008 9:31 AM

 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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LaMpiR replied on Mon, May 26 2008 9:45 AM

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

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SqUiD267 replied on Mon, May 26 2008 10:20 AM

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

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