First post, by sirotkaslo
I'm trying to build a bit of an all arounder for win98se and xp dual boot. I am deciding betweeen socket 754: Gigabyte K8ns, EPoX EP-8KDA3I and socket 939 but will need a new motherbord because my 939dual-sata2 has to few pci slots. I'm looking at the gigabyte k8nsc-939.
There will be a V2 sli and SBlive/vortex2 (if I can find one) in this pc and main gpu fx 5900xt.
If 939 with dual channel worth it over 754 if I get an x2 cpu?
I also have the 4coredual-sata2 r2.0 which is currently paired with the Radeon Hd 3850, but most of the games that need that powerful gpu also work on my modern pc.
I've done some testing and q3@1280*1024 gives the following score
Socket 754 A64 firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz: 320fps
Socket 939 (939dual-sata2) a64 email@example.comGhz: 327fps
Socket 775 c2d E7500: 363fps
So which platform would be best, use the 775 or 754 which I have or buy the 939 motherboard?