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Thread: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?




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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    T Bell... you a gamer? If so then you might want to look at a VIA based board instead of the nForce3 MSI. I'll be posting a small roundup soon of a few s939 boards and so far the VIA does a little better in the gaming department. Just something to think about.
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Not in socket 754 systems... The MSI K8N Neo Platinum is a socket 754 board.

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    Ah, mis-read his system board. Add a little "2" behind the Neo and that is the only difference between model numbers to a s939 board.
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    Yep. Only thing is, the MSI K8N Neo Platinum 2 is still just as good as, if not better than the VIA K8T800 equivelents...
    I'd recommend you read this article. I'll certainly take a look at your test results, but overall it shows some of the best performance, including gaming performance.

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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    I would consider myself a console convert. I have a playstation but know that the PC is the way to go. I am building my first computer, hopefully before the new year. Tight now, I would call myself a medium gamer as opposed to the full out hardcore gamer. I thought the nForce3 was a good chipset for gaming, if not the best. I am really waiting on that roundup.

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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    You can check out the Anandtech one I posted (which is probably more in-depth, anyway... no offense Darth). But, if you're just a "medium gamer," it would probably be smarter to stick with a socket 754 system. A socket 939 gaming system is going to cost you a lot of money.

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    No offense taken. I tend to focus more on numbers than on technology, just mentioning the important parts. Anand goes more in depth than I usually do.

    As to being a better overall board, I'll reserve judgement until I finish my tests, but I have been showing a better performance in games when using the VIA chipset and a little better (marginal but better) results when using tests that deal with rendering or compression (mainly PCMark and Cinebench) from the nForce3 chipset.
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    Excellent. I'll be interested in those tests. Anandtech is indeed my favorite review site, but sometimes the tests are lacking in the actual numbers.

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    Hey Darth, you would generate extra interest IMHO if you also fit in the ASrock combo board with your evaluations (754 and 939 benchies). I know I'm waiting to see more head to head hardcore tests. How about it?
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Probably doubtful at this point in time as my processor selection is currently limited to s462 and s939. I wouldn't be able to test out the s754 aspects of the board. All of our s754 processors are currently in Australia as far as I know.
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