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Intel 955X (PCI Express)

After knowing that 925XE is quite a spendthrift, you would believe 955X is at least at the same level. It is not. As a matter of fact, the dual-core and accelerated 955X is (dual channel DDR2-667 now) more economic than the 915 and 925 chipsets and is head to head with NVIDIA's nForce4 Intel Edition. From this point of view, going for 955X rather than 925XE seems to be a smart choice whether you plan to use a dual core processor or not.

In addition, the latest core logic chip comes with a RAID 5 option and four SATA ports with command queuing support and 3 Gbit/s per port. Matrix Storage is still quite a deal for enthusiasts, Intel Active Management Technology will help to manage larger numbers of systems.

Read Intel's 955X Dual-Core Chipset Better For Business Users Than NVidia's nForce4 for more information.