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Intel chipset P series and X series. Which one is better?

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December 26, 2010 5:38:14 AM

What's the main different from intel P series chipset (P35, P55, P67...what else?) n X series ( X38, X58 etc) ? Many of them have made me so confused. Maybe P55 is better than P35 and X58 is better than X38. what about X58 and P55, or X58 n P67? How should I make comparation between 2 different chipset series? I exactly have no idea... :( 

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a c 136 V Motherboard
December 26, 2010 12:25:06 PM

P35 supports Core2Duo/Quad CPUs
X38 is pretty much the same as P35.The only difference is that X38 supports Crossfire at dual x16 mode;whereas,P35 supports it at x16x4(or few models which support it at dual x8 speed)
P55 supports Intel Core i3/i5/i7 socket 1156 CPUs
X58 supports Intel Core i7 socket 1366 CPUs
P67 isn't released yet but it support Intel sandy bridge CPUs(socket 1155)
December 26, 2010 12:43:32 PM

What about P45? It has the same socket as P35, isn't it? If each chipset supports only certain socket, why intel make 2 chipsets which only support a socket (LGA775) ? Are there any other features that P45 has?
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a c 136 V Motherboard
December 26, 2010 1:18:41 PM

P45 is pretty much like P35.The difference is that almost all P35 models support CF at x16x4 speeds;whereas,P45 motherboards support it dual x8 speed.(Along with native PCI-E 2.0 support)
January 2, 2011 11:16:13 PM

Best answer selected by sixthseven.