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February 18, 2010 5:05:35 AM

Hi All

I am looking to build a new pc mainly for gaming and 3d rendering. I was looking at the Evga X58 FTW and the Evga P55 Sli Mobo's, but for the life of me I can not see what the difference is in the specs they both look the same.

If anyone can lend me a hand on what the difference is or can suggest another board that would be great.

Thanks
J

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February 18, 2010 5:16:04 AM

One supports i7 9xx series CPUs (the x58 evga), while the other supports just the i7 8xx and the i3/i5s on the p55, they have different sockets meaning supporting different CPUs, also x58 have tri-channel ram while p55 only has dual-channel
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February 18, 2010 5:28:05 AM

to expand a bit on p1n3aqq... comment. intel socket LGA 1366 (x58 board) is intel top of the line with a 130watt limit. it's greatest cpu will debut here while the p55 (socket 1156) which seems to have a 95watt limit, is considered more entry to mid lvl.

should you plan on getting a six core or 8 core cpu from intel the moment they release then you want a x58 board, otherwise the p55 is fine.

There is also a difference in the amount of pci-e lanes each support. If your going for more then a 2 card gpu setup then you want x58 otherwise p55 is fine.
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February 18, 2010 5:30:57 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
One supports i7 9xx series CPUs (the x58 evga), while the other supports just the i7 8xx and the i3/i5s on the p55, they have different sockets meaning supporting different CPUs, also x58 have tri-channel ram while p55 only has dual-channel


Hi P1n3apqlExpr

Thanks for that maybe I should of had a closer look at the boards lol. I checked them again and you are right one supports the 1366 and the other supports the 1156.

Thanks again
February 19, 2010 9:10:40 AM

what cpu r u planning to use with the mobo...
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