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火曜日, 12月 20, 0017

thinking of

getting a 945 or a 955 based board...have to make use of a LGA775 cpu bought 6 months back...its a 3.4GHz cpu....also time to update my siggy in VrZone...a bit outdated liao....

so far i have my eyes on 2 boards...the Gigabyte one GA-8I945P-Pro and a Foxconn Intel 955X7AA one...but the Foxconn name sounds crap to me...

lets compare...
the Gigabyte GA-8I945P-Pro

    • The most obvious reason for the 945P chipset's existence is to support Intel's new dual-core Pentium D processor. Unlike AMD, Intel apparently needed to make provisions beyond BIOS updates in order to work with these new dual CPUs, so support was delayed until the release of the 945P and the higher-end 955X Express chipsets. The 945P does add more than just dual-core flavours though.
    • The Serial ATA II standard was previously only available for Intel-based systems through nVidia's nForce 4 Intel Edition chipsets, but the Intel 945P brings this high-speed hard disk transfer standard back onside.
    • The 945P chipset supports only DDR II memory, and can handle up to 4GB of it. CPU FSB's supported include the popular 533MHz to 1066MHz processor variants.
    • PCI Express x16 is the video connector of choice; Intel currently supports only a single x16 slot for one graphics card, but rumors are that 945P may eventually gain SLI or ATI CrossFire support along with its 955X Express big brother, or even an Intel-only dual-videocard solution.
    • The Intel ICH-7R Southbridge controller includes ample multimedia capabilities, and supplants the ICH6 chipset. The ICH-7R only uses a single ATA-100 IDE controller (as Intel is trying to phase out Parallel IDE in favour of SATA) but provides four SATA II ports, an integrated Gigabit network adaptor and eight USB 2.0 ports.

Foxconn Intel 955X7AA
    • The board supports up to 8GB of PC5300 DDR2 memory as well as 800/1066MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4, Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors.
    • Network connectivity comes care of two Broadcom Gigabit NICs, IEEE 1394a/b Firewire is taken care of with a PCI bracket, the board boasts an additional Serial ATA/RAID controller as well as an IDE ITE RAID controller.
    • 7.1-channel audio is the work of Intel's 'High Definition' Azalia audio controller.
    • Serial ATA is the way of the future so we are also pleased to see Foxconn integrate an additional Silicon Image Sil3114 Serial ATA controller onto the 955X7AA-8EKRS2 motherboard
    • burst capacitors have become an issue with the long term stability of many motherboards (from every vendor), we're reassured to see primarily good quality capacitors used on the 955X7AA-8EKRS2board we tested. Around the CPU socket there are mainly Rubycon branded caps, while we find various brands else where on the board from TEAPO to Luxon, Lelon and KZJ.
    • Modern high performance chipsets can produce a lot of heat, but you need not worry about that with the Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 motherboard. The cooler on the 955X chipset is massive (well for chipsets it is) yet quiet. During testing the heatsink only got moderately warm to the touch. The Intel ICH7R southbridge is also pretty toasty , but this chipset is cooled with a little passive heatsink.

so there you have it..all taken from those two webby....hmmm..headache....dunno which one to choose...


Blogger Leonard said...

hi there,

for the past few days you're toking abt computers, so i see that you're good at it.

i tot of getting a new pc, any recommendation, amd be on par with intel.... me no gaming freak though.

hope to see your reply. tks.

木曜日, 12月 22, 0017 2:26:00 午後  
Blogger PrawnKing said...

depend on your budget....since you are a non gamming freak...i would still suggest AMD..the new Intel LgA775 chipsets are too hot...i am in the semicon industry so i know the Intel chipsets has actually poor design result in high leakage current...hencs higher temp...more current draining power needed...
go for AMD...the 939 sockets seem to be fairly priced...

金曜日, 12月 23, 0017 10:52:00 午前  
Blogger Leonard said...

thanks bro, i'll check out the AMD 939 as per recomended by you.

have a merry x'mas ;)

金曜日, 12月 23, 0017 12:08:00 午後  


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