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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:02 pm 
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Read it all here: http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/1827_1.html


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:50 pm 
How much energy do these chipsets consume?

This is always a big deal for a media centre, so can you please include these values in the future?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:01 am 
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Good suggestion we will make it happen.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:04 am 
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Thanks for the review.

Throughout reading it, I was under the impression that being a 9XXX series iGPU, it would be the same as stepping up from 8XXX but comparing some of the benchmarking scores r/t graphics, the 8200 outperformed, only slightly.

Did I misinterpret the whole naming scheme? Or is just like on the dGPU side of things; ie, 8800GT outperforms 9600GT, etc?

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Well, there's a couple of things actually. The 9300 is the mainstream version of the 9xxx series with the higher clocked 9400 meant for better performance. 2nd, the performance can be affected a little by the CPU used. In this case, the E6750 is an older Dual Core CPU while the AMD integrated graphics uses a Phenom x4 9850. Third, the GeForce 9300 has similar specs to the 8200 in most respects: 16 SPs, 4 ROPs, 450MHz core clock, 1200 MHz shader clock versus 16 SPs 4 ROPS, 500MHz core, 1200MHz shader clock. Yep, you guessed it the two are near identical in specifications.


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Thanks for clarifying things, Ben, appreciate it.

I think I did take away the positive point of the chipset, though...a better iGPU for Intel users than what's been available, especially those wanting to use Intel for a HTPC. That's good news.

I'm finding this particular time and coming up the next few months kind of exciting for new tech releases and of course, I'll be sure to follow your reviews to keep up with them.

Cheers and thanks again.

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According to ASUS press release (sorry I can't post link yet, but google for it), the DVI port on the ASUS P5N7A-VM only supports 1600x1200 resolution. On page 3 of your review you said the ASUS board has a Dual-Link DVI port, which should support 2560x1600.

So which one of you is right? I really hope it's a misprint on ASUS's part, because 1600x1200 seems ancient, it's not even 1080p. I don't have any DisplayPort devices, so not having dual-link DVI port is a deal breaker for me. Can you guys test for what the max resolution that DVI port supports?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:29 am 
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http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3& ... odelmenu=1

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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the industry-supported, uncompressed, all digital audio and video interface via a single cable and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and other protected content.


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Integrated GeForce 9300 GPU
Hybrid SLI support (support Windows Vista only)
CUDA support
PhysX support
Maximus shared memory of 512MB
Integrated GeForce Series DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 graphics processor
Supports HDMI interface with HDCP compliant with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 (1080p) @70Hz
Supports DVI interface with HDCP compliant with max. resolution up to 1600x1200 @60Hz
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536, Horizontal:115KHz Vertical:75Hz
Supports DP with max. resolution up to 2560x1600 @60Hz

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:49 am 
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DP is DisplayPort. It's not useful because the DP on this board isn't convertible to DVI.

I was asking about DVI.

Thanks for posting the blurb from ASUS. See, it does say DVI with max resolution of 1600x1200.


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