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Old 08-03-08, 01:05 PM
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OC3D Review: Asus P5E3 Premium X48 DDR3 Motherboard

"Asus gives their popular P5* series a makeover with a spangly new X48 chipset, but how does it hold up against its predecessors?"



Asus P5E3 Premium review

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Old 08-03-08, 01:51 PM
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Wow nice overclocking, i read somewhere that x48 is just a die shrink of x38, is that true?
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Old 08-03-08, 02:07 PM
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Wow nice overclocking, i read somewhere that x48 is just a die shrink of x38, is that true?
Yeah, IIRC it's a shrink from 90nm to 65nm and obviously has support for 1600mhz FSB. other than that they are pretty much the same.
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Old 08-03-08, 02:11 PM
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yeah, thats pretty good as my x38 gets real toasty, i guess thats what aids overclocking the fact it runs cooler, as 680i boards were awful with stock but under water really rocked most of the time..

Nice review btw i look forward to a proper read later
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Old 08-03-08, 02:20 PM
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looks nice

performs well

asus have been listening to people and implimenting some good ideas into their motherboards it seems...
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Old 08-03-08, 02:24 PM
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yeah, thats pretty good as my x38 gets real toasty, i guess thats what aids overclocking the fact it runs cooler, as 680i boards were awful with stock but under water really rocked most of the time..

Nice review btw i look forward to a proper read later
It does certainly help, and even with the stock Asus aluminium heatsinks/copper heatpipes I didn't find that the NB got hot in the slightest.

Apparently the 790i is a lot cooler than the 680/708i (according to the marketing dudes), but I'll be able to say for sure in a week or so
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Old 08-03-08, 02:29 PM
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Are OC3D getting one in? theyve been on show on cebit, which i spotted one in a hexus article, it looks like a heatsink about the same size as that on 780i, but hopefully your right and it is a lot cooler.
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Old 08-03-08, 02:38 PM
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Are OC3D getting one in? theyve been on show on cebit, which i spotted one in a hexus article, it looks like a heatsink about the same size as that on 780i, but hopefully your right and it is a lot cooler.
I've got one here at the moment. Been playing with it for a while but can't say anything really until the 18th when NDA is lifted

It IS better than the 780i tho....
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Old 08-03-08, 02:41 PM
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Well this is what nvidia have been working on am i right? then they realised ppl still wanted ddr2 so mashed up a 680i with the pci-e 2 chip...
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Old 08-03-08, 04:13 PM
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w00t! looking forward to that

i'm guessing you've got the review done, and will post it at 00:01 on the 18'th?
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