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Hardware Abit IX38 QuadGT

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Dec 2007.

  1. jezmck

    jezmck Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me why there are power/reset switches and the front panel pinouts?
     
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  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    wow, now it's possible to put a fan on the PWM!

    wish i can do that with a 40mm fan on my Abit iP35 Pro :(

    from the review, it seems pointless for me (with a iP35 Pro) to upgrade, since it's all less than 5% performance increase, and still no teaming for the dual LAN ports, and still only 60% of the speed :( but apart from those, everything else rocks on this.
     
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    Yes it's possible if they supply the mounting clips:lol:
    I got 2 x40mm fans. 1 Is mounted on the NB as shown in the pic from the manual, It's held on using paperclips:D I'm using a 60mm fan atm over the pwm, purely cos it wefges in nicely between my heatsink mouting post& the back of the case.

    Yes if you have an iP35 Pro it's not worth the upgrade unless you want serious crossfire.
     
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    40mms and 60mms? Must be seriously noisy :/
     
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    Pardon:D
    No it's not that bad i'm using the EQ-Fan control & their running slow most of the time.
     
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    91MB/s on a good day? PCI-E GbE's get about 80% throughput and PCI 60-65% iirc. But yes, even the fastest hard drives out now only offer ~80MB/s max writes but over 100 in read now (on a good day when the moons are aligned)

    I've never really thought about the Gigabit switch before!! Good point! :blush: Now I need to find one to play.

    EDIT: Apparently Teaming is **** and makes no difference, hardly a surprise. But being the elitist I am I always want PCI-E if poss :D
     
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    Just going by the bandwidth test in reviews by the other usual websites (Anandtech, [H]ardOCP, TomsHardware etc.)

    1 other thing is that in the same reviews abit's implementation of the PCI LAN controller always comes out near the top in terms of CPU utilisation, often beating PCI-E solutions.

    PCI/PCI-E LAN is definitely a design decision brought on by the limited no. of PCI-E lanes & both have their pros & cons - it's good to have the choice of slot configurations available though.
     
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  9. Nature

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    1600fsb support?
     
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    Should be, but no current official BIOS has been released to support it.
     
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    abit say yes to 1600fsb support :)
     
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    they way the bios has matured on the maximus formula just makes it the better board than the ix38 at this point.

    .01 vdrop even through high clocks under a quad.

    personally i think strong old school pwm beats digital hands down.
     
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    I agree the formula certain seems better now it has a decent BIOS - I've still got to test it mind you (need to find more hours in the day :()

    I can't really agree about digital versus analogue considering the space saving on board and if you really know your digital bits inside out like DFI or Abit to some degree you can do a LOT with less. Old school requires you to have a combination of two setups for high and low load efficiency which takes up a lot of board space.
     
  14. BUFF

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    but it's been out considerably longer so the BIOS should be better.

    On XS people are saying 0.03V at 4GHZ on a quad with the IX38 so I still think that something isn't right with the Bit-tech test be it BIOS version or whatever.

    Oskar Wu doesn't agree - the drawbacks that he sees are price & availability not performance.
     
  15. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    goddammit why cant there be perfect board :(
     
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    Well It's been out 2 months there'd be something extremely wrong if it hadn't
    improved.
    Totally agree.

    Cos you don't get perfect boards:) especially from launch.
    It ain't bad , the poor package & omissions, take the shine off something keenly anticipated after the success of the original Quad GT & the IP35-Pro.

    There's not much wrong with:-
    7) Prime Stable 12Hr 9x400 Vcore =1.4135v
    11) 8x450 21Hrs Prime Stable
    13) 8x465 15Hr Prime Stable
    On an early bios

    7,11,13 from:-
    Key posts
     
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    What are they using to read the vCore? :confused: maybe it's software interpretation difference.
     
  18. BUFF

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    Quite possibly uGuru - people like supershanks have shown that uGuru ties in very closely to DMM readings.
     
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    :thumb:
    MUltimeter Measurments
     
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