Thursday, October 05, 2006

Brag: Intel® D975XBX rev304 supports Kentsfield!

Yay, I just figure I'll try and test if my Bad Axe (Intel® D975XBX) rev304 (no, not the Bad Axe 2) will boot up a Kentsfield and lo and behold, it does so without problem. You can click on the image to go to the validation link. Expand for more...

Most people know that Kentsfield will be released partnered with the second generation Bad Axe. While I still suggest for people without much budget to use their older Bad Axe, I'd still push people to go ahead and purchase the newer motherboard based on Bad Axe 2 since it offers more overclocking options (2.8v for your DDR2 for example).

But again,if you don't have enough budget or still saving up, your older rev304 Bad Axe will work without problem. I even transformed the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6700 to Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6800 by just changing the multiplier. Neato!

2 comments:

Jercouzen said...

there's just no stopping Intel at the moment.. and with the recent buzz about Intel possibly buying NVidia, they might just give AMD another huge hit.. although it's unconfirmed at the moment, i wish it is true.. my two favorite manufacturers (CPU and GPU) will finally become one.. LOL. :D

death_metal said...

I can't comment on the rumor ;)...