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Old Nov 16, 2002, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Review of Intel's Granite Bay chipset

http://www.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/n...7432026,95497,

Very nice review of the Asus Granite Bay board. Very nice answer to the nForce2 IMO
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Old Nov 16, 2002, 08:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link.

Looks like this board is as good as, if not better, then a rambus boards.

I wonder how much this board will cost when it becomes available.

I wished they had used a 9700Pro in their review.
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Old Nov 16, 2002, 09:19 PM   #3
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 01:04 AM   #4
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oh NICE!!!

In my quest to search for the best performing P4 system, i had narrowed it down to granite bay vs PC1066 RAMBUS.

This is slowly persuading me to go dual channel DDR. And the more reviews i read the more final my decision will stand with granite bay.

Mainly cuz of the slightly more advanced technology available (such as AGP8x and SATA)

cuz really now, those 2 arent that much different in terms of performance.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 01:13 AM   #5
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They are very similar in performance...however, the real question is price. RDRAM is cheaper the 2 sticks of DDR, and the price of the Granite Bay may be pretty expensive
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 02:04 AM   #6
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Default RDRAM is *cheaper*? How?

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They are very similar in performance...however, the real question is price. RDRAM is cheaper the 2 sticks of DDR, and the price of the Granite Bay may be pretty expensive
Flatly *untrue* (RDRAM being cheaper than DDR).

You still have to load RDRAM in pairs also in most 850E boards (just like DDR in E7205 boards). Even DDR333 is cheaper than PC1066 RDRAM (in either 256 or 512 MB sticks; the difference for 512 MB is currently about $60/stick). The price difference between the boards is still less than what you'd save by going DDR as opposed to RDRAM, so E7205 *still* has a price advantage when RAM pricing is figured in.
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granite bay will be cheaper considering the DDR they use is only needed to be the DDR266 version (PC2100? or PC2700?)
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Flatly *untrue* (RDRAM being cheaper than DDR).

You still have to load RDRAM in pairs also in most 850E boards (just like DDR in E7205 boards). Even DDR333 is cheaper than PC1066 RDRAM (in either 256 or 512 MB sticks; the difference for 512 MB is currently about $60/stick). The price difference between the boards is still less than what you'd save by going DDR as opposed to RDRAM, so E7205 *still* has a price advantage when RAM pricing is figured in.
Well, a couple threads ive seen at other sites, ppl have quoted online prices at stores they've seen, and the boards run about $250 - $300

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granite bay will be cheaper considering the DDR they use is only needed to be the DDR266 version (PC2100? or PC2700?)
DDR266 is PC2100. And 2 stick of PC2100 is enough to feed the P4, so they dont need anymore then that.
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