Originally Posted by Starbomba
I'm thinking to buy this motherboard, but i want to know if it has core unlocking features as i have not heard about them from 9xx's chipsets.
What i want is a mobo for my BD rig, and to find and bin Phenoms to unlock and OC.
Also, is there any side-by-side comparison with the Crosshair V and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5? Those are other mobos i'm looking at.
This board does indeed have core unlocking abilities but from other posts I have read, can be a bit tempremental with unlocking cores especially on X2 phenoms although again from what research ive done this is more down to the individual chips than the board itself.
As for comparisons with the crosshair v board they are very similar in terms of overclocking capablilty and features although I would say the sabertooth probably has slightly more durable components which should give the board a slightly longer shelf life than the crosshair. I havent really done much research with regards the gigabyte board so am not able to give a good comparison.
The corsshair v supports slightly faster ddr3, better built in audio codec, and more accessories, but is only 3-way sli compared to quad support on the sabertooth.
Overall all though I am very very impressed with the sabertooth and would highly rcommend it to anyone looking to upgrade.Edited by StakkerNo1 - 10/9/11 at 8:08am