Im having the same Cool and Quiet issues you had in your review. Can you tell me please how you fixed that problem?Lawrence Lee wrote:-Cool'n'Quiet issues elaborated (not actually C&Q but Vista's power management at fault)
What about: Core 2 isn't the best processor since it can't be used with the best IGP, which is currently from AMD?croddie wrote:It can't be the best integrated chipset because you can't use it with the best processors which are currently from Intel.
65 nm sounds better.They are both 45nm processors with a thermal design power of 45W.
It's a driver issue in the sense that the feature hasn't been included yet. It will be in a near-term Catalyst release, maybe the next one. ATI has a lot on their plate but it's great to see them raise the bar once again! Congrats to them.smilingcrow wrote:I was hoping that the discrete VGA card would be disabled when in 2D mode but your power data suggests this wasnâ€™t the case. Maybe a driver issue!...
Just pointing out a slight typo. Nice results indeed, a good base for a blu-ray HTPC.[/quote]It allowed for resolutions of 800x600, 1152x648, 1280x720 and 192x01080
yes that is the true issue here - IF AMD does give Linux the UVD engine then this board becomes the HTPC winner, its unlikely that Intel G45 will be able to produce this level of GFX output and it will be much hotter likely (based on upgrading current G35).SpaceNerd wrote:Yes, I do I just installed the Linux Catalyst 8.3 on Ubuntu 7.10. And I'm very pleased to see that both 3D and XVideo work! But the UVD engine is not working (no HD playback support).SpaceNerd wrote:The only thing I'm missing (apart from this mysterious driver ) is a graphics driver for Linux. Does anyone know if Catalyst 8.3 works?
Stellar logic.MikeC wrote:Thanks KansaKilla... Lawrence did the real work on this one.
We got an email from AMD this morn, btw, about this comment in the review "While we used a dual core rather than a quad core CPU, it shouldn't have made that much difference. 3DMark weights very heavily on the GPU."
Adam Kozak of AMD emailed:
"The real answer is that HT3 in a quad core CPU is 1.8Ghz (vs 1.0ghz on an Athlon) and provides much more bandwidth for IGP type systems. The result is an increase of over 300 pts for integrated in 3DMark06 and this directly translates into better scaling for hybrid mode (~2720)."
The clarification is welcome; thank you Mr. Kozak.
My comment on this is simple: Does the smart casual gamer choose a >$200 quad-core 95W TDP Phenom and $50 for an ATI HD3450 for this <$100 IGP motherboard, or a <$100 45W A64 X2 with a $150 PCIe 16x graphics card?
ps -- All the above is in an editor's note on the last page of the article.
2 from Asus:floepie wrote: Does anyone know of any full size ATX boards on the horizon for this chipset?
Iâ€™ve tested numerous Gigabyte LGA775 boards in the last few years and I think they all controlled 2 fans without issue using Speedfan including mATX boards. Which boards gave you problems?floepie wrote:Other Gigabyte boards either cannot control anything besides the CPU fan or fail with other sys fans due to some BIOS oddity.
Donâ€™t forget thereâ€™s free postage on orders over Â£20 excluding VAT with Scan if you sign up for an account with AVForums.nitram_tpr wrote:Overclockers.co.uk have the board in stock, trouble is they are asking Â£7 more than Scan want