It was not until this last series of BIOS releases that we would even consider purchasing an X38 based board over a P35 equivalent. However, despite working with Nvidia to bring SLI support to its Skulltrail platform , Intel’s desktop chipsets remain locked out of the green team’s multi-GPU rendering scheme. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. Did you find the information on this site useful? Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer nm , indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor. The performance of the X38 was clearly not a step above the P35 upon release.

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Of course, a lack of official information from Intel about ingel chipset only propagated the continuing rumors around the X48 and the apparent demise of the X38 in short order.

Motherboard makers have some leeway when it comes to defining bus dividers, which is why you’ll find plenty of P35 Express inteel capable intell clocking DDR3 memory at MHz, despite the fact that the chipset only officially supports memory bus speeds up to MHz.

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Despite falling DDR3 prices, the fact that the bottom has essentially dropped out of the DDR2 memory market makes for a tough sell. Prices may vary for other package types and shipment quantities. Please submit your comments, questions, or suggestions here. Intel refers to these processors as tray or OEM processors. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Our goal is to make the ARK family of tools a valuable resource for you.

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Another kink intdl the X38 launch process centered on the continuing rumors of the upcoming X48 chipset. Based on our own experiences overclocking a couple of X38 boards to front-side bus speeds of MHz and higher, we’d wager there are plenty of X38 chips up to the task of a mere MHz. Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer nmindicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.

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X48 – Wikipedia

Test results from new features such as PCI Express 2. Contact your OEM or reseller for warranty support.

Intell were too high, for one, and DDR3 hadn’t yet ramped to significantly higher clock speeds than existing DDR2 modules. It appears from the number of boards in the channel that many of you agreed with us. Once again, the hype machine or maybe more like the rumor machine got into full gear with claims touting the X48’s greatly improved performance.


The launch of the Intel X38 chipset occurred just a few weeks ago and even by the most optimistic viewpoint, it was nowhere as successful as the P35 rollout last spring. We refer to these processors as boxed processors.

Your comments have been sent. Gigabyte’s X48T-DQ6 is the first X48 offering to hit our labs, and in addition to packing Intel’s latest chipset, it comes with an innovative Dynamic Energy Saver mechanism designed to lower power consumption.

Note that ECC inrel support requires both processor and chipset support. Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX is due out this quarter, bringing with it not only four Penryn cores clocked at 3. intfl

Intel X48 – Much Ado about Nothing….

Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration. However, depending on your motherboard, that top memory speed may only be available if you’re also running a MHz front-side bus.

Support Home Product Specifications Chipsets. Even several weeks after launch, we are just now seeing boards from manufacturers other than ASUS and Gigabyte hitting inel channels.