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Need Motherboard, How much longer for Granite bay or SIS 655?

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zrx

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I have returned my SOYO P4X400 and looking for a new motherboard.

The hope is I will be able to get a new Granite bay or SIS board in November. Any idea on when they will hit the market?

Local shops aren't even aware new boards are coming.

Thanks
 

SBeaver

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Granite Bay will come on the 14th of november at the earliest, Sis will comes around that time to.
That's what I've heard anyway
 

nodsetse

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Latest rumors are that GB has been delayed a bit, might not be launched until December with mobo availability in January. I certainly hope it's not true! :rolleyes:
 

SBeaver

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I just read what Ed has dug up on the first page.
Twice the price of a PE mobo can't be true.
Sure the chipset is new, more advanced and might cost more.
Yes the mobo makers will have ta make a lot of changes to their boards, a lot more than they have in the 845 series but still I don't belive it will be twice the price.
A cheapo 845PE mobo costs around 90$ right now right?
A high end 845PE board like the Asus P4 (the one with everythinh on it) costs 150$
I'd guess a cheap GB-board would cost 150$, maybe a bit more.
The high-end maybe over 200$ but not much more.
Then there will hopefully be SiS 655 and it should land at the same price as the PE boards, a little more but not much.
This is just specualtion of course but you don't need to be a writer on a HW-site just to be allowed an opinion right?
 

nodsetse

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SBeaver said:
This is just specualtion of course but you don't need to be a writer on a HW-site just to be allowed an opinion right?
Absolutely correct, that's what forums are for. ;)
And I hope you're right about the pricing!
 

Soapy

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The E7205 chipset costs around $53 in quantity, and i850E goes for $41. The 845 variants are in the $18-$25 range. Granite Bay motherboards will be expensive, but probably only a bit more than i850E-based boards.