quote: Well, actually the single reason that kept our 100+ PC/server purchase go C2D was the lack of any competitive IGP platform.
Simply put, Intel does NOT have a competitive solution to RS485/SB600 or GF6150/NVS210 AMD flagships. And no, X3000 does NOT cut it.
We REQUIRE not only performance but also compatibility and issue-less drivers. Only ATI/AMD and NVIDIA can offer that at this time.
Also I would not put RS690 so high on the list of priorities as any bussiness or EDU organization shouls go purely to Intel SIP or AMD CSIP based solutions.
IMO until Q3 RS690 will be mostly retail thingie and AMD is pretty good is still having supply issues so anything to bring demand sky-high is bad as of now. At the end of Q1 it would be welcome, but not sooner.
quote: In both of your X3000 links, the X3000 system is using a faster CPU than the comparison system. You can't make any judgement based on that.
quote: I will say though one major - at least for my use - detriment of the current G965 offerings is a complete lack of DVI or HDMI out. It's fr3@king 2006 and almost 2007 now Intel...you're supposed to be releasing boards with at least DVI, and ideally DVI/HDMI and D-sub...not JUST D-sub.