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nForce 4 vs. nForce 5


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apritske

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So, I have all of my components for my box, and they're being shipped to me as I type, so this is purely an "after-the-fact" kind of question.

I invested in an a good ASUS mobo. It is the only ASUS mobo advertized as fully conroe and SLI compatible - but it is chipset nForce 4. I bought it specifically with the intent to run two dx10 vid cards in SLI when they are widely available (I guess about a year from now?) I read a couple reviews that advised people to hold out for the nForce 5 chipset boards. Here's my question, should I worry about the fact that nForce 5 is right around the corner. Will I still be able to use dx10 cards for SLI on an nForce 4 board a year from now?
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Yeah you can use dx10 in sli on an nf4 as far as i know although i wouldnt bother as SLI will be made largely obsolete for all but the higest reolution monitor users with the dx10 cards being so powerful.

Intel wise i would have went for a 965 or 975X to be honest as nforce on intel was never fantastic its primarily a AMD chipset they took over to intel but because intel needs a south bridge its a little more complicated than the amd version thats usually why nforce boards come out a little later for intel and in smaller numbers.
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