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Tom's Hardware: X48 Motherboard Comparison

If X38 Express motherboard prices remain consistent for X48 Express versions, buyers who only plan to use two memory modules could find better value in the second-place Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6. But at these prices Tom's Harware can't imagine too many buyers will be willing to pay even more for an X48 Express Northbridge, and manufacturers may be waiting for X38 prices to drop a bit before shipping X48 derivatives.

In the end, the difference between the X48 and X38 Express is at best 98% marketing and 2% validation. Buyers who constantly find themselves among the unlucky few should consider the X48 Express as insurance against high-FSB stability issues, but everyone else could potentially find better value in the X38 Express.

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