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Omnipressive
12-31-00, 08:57 PM
1ghz Athlon on Abit KT7A-Raid mobo.
256mb Mushkin PC2100 DDRam
3D Prophet GeForce DDR-DVI
20gb Maxtor HDs (x2 in RAID)

hows it sound so far?
I'm looking to buy in late January

I'm not too sure if the KT7A is a DDR compliant board.. I'm reading up on it right now... If not, does Abit make any DDR boards yet?


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glc1
12-31-00, 09:03 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Omnipressive:
I'm not too sure if the KT7A is a DDR compliant board.. </font>It's not.


<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Omnipressive:
If not, does Abit make any DDR boards yet?
</font>Nope. I don't even think they have announced a DDR board yet. Though, they should shortly, along w/Asus.

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Omnipressive
12-31-00, 09:09 PM
Well.. after looking at a lot of spec's on the AMD website.. I've grown to notice in comparison, DDR does nothing. System benches are closer than the presidential election! And with non-ddr being cheaper, I may as well go for that... so..

Abit KT7A-Raid
1ghz T-bird
256mb Pc100 ram
256mb Pc(fastest for my board.. 266?)ram

Thats what I'll get.

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glc1
12-31-00, 09:30 PM
Yeah, I was disapointed w/DDR performance on motherboards too. Oh well, at least AMD is producing motherboard chips again, instead of relying solely on VIA.

YARDofSTUF
12-31-00, 10:15 PM
thought this ddr was gonna be like ground breaking?

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JJLatka
12-31-00, 11:00 PM
iam not for sure but i thought i read something at anandtech about the KT133 chip could support ddr ram

glc1
12-31-00, 11:35 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by YARDofSTUF:
thought this ddr was gonna be like ground breaking?

</font>No, but I thought there would be more of a performance increase than 5% or so. I knew it wasn't going to compare the the SDRAM to DDRAM conversion that was experienced in the video card market, however, I was expecting a lot more than what occured. It just goes to show that the video card, at least for gamers, is still the bottleneck in today's systems. I guess faster CPUs and buses are needed before DDR RAM will truly shine.


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glc1
12-31-00, 11:46 PM
Just saw this PR on Asus's site:
http://www.asus.com.tw/whatsnew/whatsnew2010.html

Hell_Yes
01-01-01, 01:56 AM
Won't they have to remove the bottleneck to the Processor first?

david

Omnipressive
01-01-01, 04:20 AM
All I know, is that I can't wait until it looks something like this...

AMD Centurion 20Ghz, 5GB QDR-Ram, 2ghz FSB, GeDoo 3 w/ 4GB 8xDR-Ram, and an OC-255 net-connection for everyone.

I wonder what could cool that? Liquid Nitrogen?

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