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Benefits of more expensive motherboards?

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Besides the obvious DDR3 performance increase, would there really be any difference between a 1090t running on an ASRock A770DE+ and an ASUS M4A79XTD?

I've read that more expensive boards OC better, what would be the best current AM3 board for OC'ing, with regards to price?
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Depends on the specific board. Usually expensive motherboards will have more features like better onboard audio, reset cmos switch, etc. They can also OC better as well.
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Expensive boards have multi GPU support, and more PCIe lanes in comparison the cheaper ones, and also what E-Peen wrote...
It depends on your needs mainly.
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Expensive boards, have better VRM's and more phases too... which is important for overclocking.
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my old board which was a 785 chipset died so i got my current 790 chipset board... the M4A79XTD is awesome... Get it and dont look back
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The best AM3? Has to be the Crosshair IV Formula. Not only does it have the added features, more PCIE slots and better VRM's, but it will OC higher and use less voltage simply because it's more efficient. One other plus is it also has a bios available to run BD.
 
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