First of all, thanks Chopper, for such great information on RAID! It was very clear and informative, plus it answered one of my questions already.
Anyway, as a gamer, I'm assisting a friend (and fellow gamer) of mine who's purchasing a new motherboard. He's tied between ASUS's P4S8X and the P4T533-RAID. The differences (which I'll discuss below) are beyond my technical expertise, particularly the main benefits of the major ones. I'll try to be brief and discuss only what we feel is most important . . .
In short, is AGP8X support (in the P48SX) or RAMBUS support (in the P4T533-R) going to get the most performance increase in gaming? My RAID question has already been answered, thanks to Chopper.
If you were/are a gamer, what board do you feel offers the most benefits, and/or is one clearly superior? (BTW, he's getting a P4 2.53 processor with either).
Thanks in advance for any support.