Price Guide, December 2005: Motherboards

by Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005 4:22 PM EST


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  • Beenthere - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    It would be very telling to have an honest survey that indicates how often people buy a new Mobo. I'm sure there are gamers and speed junkies that buy a new Mobo every chance they can but I doubt the majority of PC enthusiasts run out and buy the latest and greatest Mobo, CPU, memory, PSU, heatsink, etc. every time a new model comes out. And for those who do buy a new Mobo, CPU, memory, etc. every couple months, what do you do with the old hardware??? Hopefully it's given to someone who can put it to good use??? Reply
  • xtremejack - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    A while back I was waiting for 975x, because it would support Pressler *and* Conroe. Now it looks like it will not. If there will a single motherboard supporting both Yonah and Conroe, then I am gonna jump for mobo+Yonah for sure. Far better looking option than Pressler Reply
  • kilkennycat - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    Your wish is likely to go wanting. You can bet that Intel will change CPU pinouts and profiles as often as possible to sell more high-end chip-sets and motherboards, just as they have done with Yonah and the Pentium-M. Exactly the same number of pins, but physically incompatible !! Intel is not sinking all that new money in chip-set plants for nothing. A would-be monopolist in marketing fancy-dress. Grrrr............More power to the AMD lawsuit. Reply
  • IntelUser2000 - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    975X WILL support Conroe, except not on the initial batches, just like Prescott and 865/875 times.

    Yonah's desktop chipset is called 945GT so look for that.
  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    The chipset can support it, but the socket is different.

  • imaheadcase - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    It can't come fast enough, i want to order that one for sure :D Reply
  • kilkennycat - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    ..... hard to get, therefore omitted ?? Reply
  • rrcn - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    The A8N32-SLI is">showing up on the RTPE as preorder only. Anything on preorder will not show up on the charts in our guides. Reply
  • kilkennycat - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    Thanks for the clarification. They have been actually shipping from Newegg and ZipZoomFly for the past month (no pre-orders are accepted at either vendor) but each batch sells out almost immediately. Reply

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