Anyone know when the new PCI-E boards for amd's 64 socket 939 are comming out? Can't wait to upgrade to a 6800 or an x800, but it seems like a waste to buy an agp card when the these new boards are around the corner.
Have you checked ASUS's site?
nobody has any PCI-Express mobos out yet, but expect the first few by the end of the year. Im waiting to, and specifically for the Asus mobos, cus they just upped the speed of there, Hypertransport bus also.
No luck on the mobo sites. I guess I'll just have to wait. I so neeeeeed a 6800 though. Has anyone had any experience with ddr 2 yet? It seems way pricey. Just wondering if its worth it to have to upgrade my ram as well as chip and mobo and graphics card. I kinda like my hyper-x sticks. But with pci-e my guess is that I'll have to go the ddr 2 way.
From what I have heard the first available sticks of ddr2 wont be but a few dollars more in price at first, I think some mobo manufacturers will build some PCI-Ex boards with old ddr just to help ease the transitions, keep it cheaper to upgrade to pci-ex, and there are PCI-Ex gfx cards still, but i would recommend if you want the pci-ex mobo and need a new vid card to use with it, just upgrade to the pci-ex 6800 card.
From everything that i read i gather up this.
Right now PCI-E is so new that it still has some bugs to be worked out.Right now PCI-E video cards have no dramatic increase due to the tweaks that need to be worked out.Some even go as far as saying AGP8X works faster than PCI-E 16x due to these tweaks ( but that will soon change of course).So almost everyone has told me not to upgrade to PCI-E for about another year,and to let PCI-E video cards go through a couple cycles before upgrading to a full on PCI-E system.Also i forgot where i read this,but there will not be any AMD PCI-E boards for 6 months to a year :( But dont compleatly take my word for it.Try searching yahoo/google for 'AMD PCI Express boards".That is how i got alot of usefull info ;)
Last I heard there are some PCI-Express mobo's using DDR400 that should be out by November, but they may be socket 939.
Now I dont know if this is true but someone told me and I read that socket 754 CPU's can use socket 939 mobo's.
The pin difference is a extra 185 pins for the dual channel memory controller built into the CPU's that use it.
Since the socket 754 cpu's apparently have a single channel controller they just plug in and dont use the extra pins.