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Old 04-22-2008, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since my 680i is dead/dying from a stupid 1000 mile trip I'm going to get a new mobo soon. It's between the 780 and 790. Is it really worth getting the 790? Also have DDR2 ram. I would assume DDR3 isn't backwards compatible. What other advantages and disadvantages are there? My specs are in my sig.

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Since my 680i is dead/dying from a stupid 1000 mile trip I'm going to get a new mobo soon. It's between the 780 and 790. Is it really worth getting the 790? Also have DDR2 ram. I would assume DDR3 isn't backwards compatible. What other advantages and disadvantages are there? My specs are in my sig.

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You're choosing between cash-friendly and future friendly.

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True, but I think it's jumping pretty far into the future not knowing if what is set will be the future. Hah, but buying more ram is a pain too.
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Default Re: 790i Ultra Board vs 780i

well ddr3 doesn't offer much performance boost over ddr2 (less then 10% but 10 times the cost) also ddr3 won't be the new standard for another 1.5-2 years. so since you already have ddr2 then a 780i mobo would be the better choice.
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ddr3 is definately not 10x the price.

Much closer to 2-3x

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Also I have a feeling the ddr3 will start becoming mainstream by the end of this summer.
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that was an exageration, and i don't really see the point in getting 1333 any way. If your going to go ddr3 you should get higher.

I really doubt ddr3 will be the standard any time soon.
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