Originally Posted by Slaymate
Ignore this crap. Just where do you find all of this so called info? You need to quit visiting whatever site your harvesting this help from.
Fine, I'll justify my points.
Everyone knows the only major differences between the Deluxe P6T and the standard P6T is $60, 2 SATA ports, and X16 x16 X4 vs X16 X8 X8/x16 X16 X1.
(The standard having the X16 X16 X4 and 2 extra SATA ports over the Deluxe)
Also I've heard the BIOS for the Deluxe has/had presets for voltages and timings that you can select, where as with the standard you have to manually set them.
Big deal? I'd rather be able to manually set them anyway.
And then there's the Realtek LAN chip vs the Marvell LAN chip. Not a big difference.
Also the Deluxe has two ethernet ports for using crossover cable or w/e that's called.
And beyond that, the Deluxe P6T and the standard P6T are practically the same board.
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
AnandTech: AMD?s Radeon HD 5850: The Other Shoe Drops
There's the differences between the 5870 and 5850 in FPS in various games.
The largest difference is in Batman Arkham Asylum, a difference of 33 FPS.
171 FPS vs 204 FPS...
Both extremely high and playable FPS...? Why complain with either card.
The second largest difference?
17 FPS in Resident Evil 5
And then like 16 FPS in one other game, and then beyond those three games, for the most part the 5850 and 5870 are within 10~ FPS or less of one another.
Of course, lately there aren't good sales for the 5850's, so it may be worth it to buy a 5870, strictly because of better combo deals and cheaper shipping costs, instead of dishing out $350 for a card that was supposed to retail for much lower, you can just get a 5870 for around $400~
Thank you for all your kind support Slaymate, I really appreciate it.
P.S. This post was for the benefit of the OP, so I could care less if you offer any more of your oh so juicy input SM.