Which Mobo work best for X1900XT Radeon? Urgent Help

By Condor · 9 replies
Jun 25, 2006
  1. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    you are buying (or have already bought) one of the fastest and most expensive video cards available, but you're still running socket-754???

    as long as you're still using socket-754, you'll never get top performance. I would suggest you buy a new CPU/mobo not just a new mobo. socket-939 prices have dropped significantly lately, now is a good time to buy ;)
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I agree with KingCody. A lower end CPU will bottleneck the video card, not allowing it to perform at the max that it can. Get an FX edition of an AMD processor for the fastest gaming performance possible. Check out the mobo in my profile. It's supposed to be one of the best and it has an extra slot so u can go Crossfire in the future if u want to.
  3. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 478

    Socket 754 and 939 are the same other than 939 added dual channel memory. Memory bandwidth is still good with it. Both are dying platforms. Go Intel Core 2 Duo, by early August it will be widely available the only logical choice. AMD is dead meat, beat by performance, price and power consumption (even after the 50% off slashing.) This E6300 Core 2 Duo is a close match to the $1000+ FX-60!

    Try a Biostar Tforce6100 754
    I know that it works with a x1900xt.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    1. dual channel offers a significant performance boost over single channel

    2. 939 also offers a faster hypertransport BUS than 754 (from 800MHz to 1000MHz)

    3. 754 is indeed a dying platform, but 939 is very much alive and will continue for quite some time. until K8L comes out, there is no real reason for anybody to spend the extra money on AM2. AMD will continue support for 939 for the forseable future.

    4. don't start with the rediculous intel vs AMD crap again. they are far from dead meat

    like I said before, condor is looking for the best performance for his 1900XT that he can buy right now. and the fact is that no socket-754 system can provide that. Conroe will be a great system, but is not available yet. AM2 may yield slightly better performance, but isn't worth the extra money to build it yet IMO.
  5. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 478

    You missed the news? 939 is near EOL. All CPUs are going bye bye but the 3500+ and the 4800+. The 4800+ will get no price drops. :(

    AMD prepares for battle: Terminates multiple processor models; prepares price cuts of up to 46%
  6. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    Thanks guys, it still weeken, i got time to cancle and re order my stuff, with you guys around, it can't go wrong.

    So far, I ordered

    MB BIOSTAR TForce6100 GF6100 754 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813138268
    Item #: N82E16814131006
    Item #: N82E16817103931
    1 CPU AMD|A64 3500+ 2.2G 939 512K R - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103533
    1 MEM 512Mx2|CORSAIR D400 VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820145440
    1 HD 250G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD2500KS % - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822144701
    1 A64 COOLER |ARCTIC FREEZER 64 PRO R - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835185125
    1 VGACOOLER|ARCTIC COOL Accelero X2 R - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835186002

  7. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 478

    Better go for the Biostar Tforce6100-939
  8. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    Thank you for the recommendation.

    glad i came here and ask for advice : )
  9. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    i think it was more of a requirement ;) socket-939 processors don't fit too well into soxket-754 motherbards... hehe

    by the way mirob, AMD has not publically announced that (at least from what i have read). who are the "industry sources" that contributed to that article?

    either way, socket-939 systems are still great performers and will continue to be long after the release of conroe. Condor will not be dissapointed by a socket-939 setup.
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