[jhb_airlines] Re: Another Fine Mess

  • From: "Paul" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 16:40:26 +0100

When looking at graphics cards, and in particular PCI-Express mobo's, the
future is PCI-e SLI (or GLI from some manufacturers).

The norm at the moment is two cards sharing the load but they are developing
quad systems.

So you'll want a mobo with 2 PCI-e slots to take advantage of this. Though
if you're looking at running a PCI-e SLI system the advice is to purchase
the SLI cards at the same time.  Software /hardware incompatabilities
between cards is proving to be a real headache so the only way to protect
yourself is with cards from the same batch.


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Sent: 29 August 2006 16:23
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Another Fine Mess


AGP has already reached it's limit, you would be hard put to find a
compliant Mobo.

It's all PCIXpress now.

As Bones says, it is heading for HDI as well, depends on your needs and
pocket of course.

Regards CPU's the new kid on the block is Intel's Conroe Duo2, said to be
clock for clock faster than AMD, and cooler and quieter than the earlier ill

fated P4s.

AMD is currently consolidating, and cleaning up the server market, of which
Intel has lost  a big slice. Their FX and Opteron chips are in demand for
gaming rigs. I think they are biding thier time and will shortly announce
their quad chips.

Intel is in a quandry, they have stakes in ATI video cards, and so do AMD.
There is going to be a big battle there. And ATI want to use the spare
capacity at the AMD plants to produce.

However, that does not solve you current situation.

As Intel and Microsoft go hand in hand, and if you are a committed Intel
Then that is the route to go.

By all means go for Dual core/PCIXpress, FSX/Vista will need 4gb Ram.

For video? how deep is your pocket!!

Again, look at the use you will be putting it to.

I am figuring on spending at least £1200 on a complete build next year (I am

keeping my present AMD 64 3200 intact.And that does not include FSX and

I will look it up, but there is a build shop over in Exeter, which
specialises in building machines for Flight Sim, they of course will have
the resources and knowledge.

Hope this puts a little light at the end of the tunnel?

Frank F

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