I have been reading about the DX10 cards and I am definetly going to read up on the experiences of others after Vista is released before I commit to buying a DX10 card. It sounds like Nvidia has had some trouble getting the performance up to snuf in Vista.
Is there a real advantage to going with a 2x2GB kit instead of two 2xGB kits? I do plan on installing the 64bit version of Vista. From what I understand, both the 32bit and 64bit versions are included in every version but Vista Starter. If the 64bit version is too troublesome I can always go back to the 32bit version. Maybe it would be a good idea to start with 2GB of RAM and add more if the need arises.
I don't get a chance to be on the cutting edge too often but I do like it. I can live with bugs and I like trying new things. I'll still have this old PC as a backup and I know at some point Vista will be every bit as stable as XP. I'm willing to take the risks of jumping into a brand new OS based on my very good experiences with the beta. If Nvidia gets their Vista driver/performance issues cleared up by the time I am ready to buy I'd like to get a DX10 card.
I have a question about the Intel chipsets. From what I can see, there are no Intel chipsets for the C2D that support SLI. The only SLI boards I see sport Nvidia chipsets. Is a future BIOS update a possibility to enable SLI in a P965 based board like the P5B? I know that Nvidia chipsets and Intel CPU's are traditionally a bad combination but I would really like SLI support.
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Last edited by Hi Ho; 01-21-2007 at 02:41 PM.