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Meh, overpriced. There are dual PCIE x16/x16 990 boards way cheaper than this, and this is x16/x8/x8.

Fail...
This does dual x16/x16 as well. Only for 3-way CF/SLI does it do x16/x8/x8. The MSI board also does the same. RTFM
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Hey i just noticed. A board with dual cpu fan headers. Instead of only one and if you have P/P you have to use another system header or molex or fan control or whatever.
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SSD caching for 9x0 chipsets?
No, and it's not a feature that you should really be using anyway.
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How would this compare to an AM3+ with an 890fx like http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813157248?

Will the 990fx NB really make such a big difference vs the 890fx NB?

Considering the fact that the only real difference between the 990fx and 890fx is the microcode update as stated in this review "http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-17.html".
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Yeah but people going with AMD are going to be looking for bang for buck. They could've at least used a decent X-FI on-board or Xonar chip and not cheapened out so much. Also don't see the point in x16/x8/x8 on a supposedly "enthusiast" motherboard considering PCIE 3.0 is around the corner. They should've cut the price by like £40 and got rid of the extra PCI-E slot.
They save that kind of goody for the CrossHair boards. Add in the fact that very few cards can max out a PCI-e 1.0 slot yet and v3 is semi pointless.
Onboard audio these days is "good enough" for most people, and anyone who likes their audio will be buying a sound card anyway.
It's a decent board, we shall see how it goes with the BD chips.

Edit: The southbridge has seen the most tweaks, not the NB, most of what's done to the NB is a fiddle to allow SLI and BD.
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Meh, overpriced. There are dual PCIE x16/x16 990 boards way cheaper than this, and this is x16/x8/x8.

Fail...
You do realize that 16/8 would perform almost identically to 16/16, right?
    
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Yeah but people going with AMD are going to be looking for bang for buck. They could've at least used a decent X-FI on-board or Xonar chip and not cheapened out so much. Also don't see the point in x16/x8/x8 on a supposedly "enthusiast" motherboard considering PCIE 3.0 is around the corner. They should've cut the price by like £40 and got rid of the extra PCI-E slot.
X-Fi onboard is just a VIA chip with some X-Fi features enabled via software.

Xonar chips have not been used on motherboards before, so why would they start now? (And on a mere $199 board at that)
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This does dual x16/x16 as well. Only for 3-way CF/SLI does it do x16/x8/x8. The MSI board also does the same. RTFM
Thank goodness some people can read.

This board has some advantages that people aren't seeing as well...
  • If you have triple-slot video cards, this board can actually handle them with the proper layout.
  • Dual CPU fan headers for push/pull aircoolers, or fan/pump all-in-one watercooling.
  • Multiple thermal sensors built into the board itself, to give control freaks more info.
  • UEFI Bios to help bring things at the system level out of the fraking dark ages.

I think this board is a real contender...I'll be replacing my Crosshair IV Formula with either the Sabertooth or the UD7 from Gigabyte, depending on reviews.
    
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Not sure why people are complaining about an AMD board thats $200... When the 790FX and 890FX boards came out they were priced around $170-$200. I'm shocked how many companies don't put 2 fan headers on the top of a high end board. My DFI 790X-B M2RSH has two.

16x/8x/8x is common for most boards high end motherboards. I would rather have that than 16x/16x/4x
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This does dual x16/x16 as well. Only for 3-way CF/SLI does it do x16/x8/x8. The MSI board also does the same. RTFM
At x16/x16 it's no better than the much cheaper motherboards available that I've mentioned, I've already explained x16/x8/x8 was me trying to compare it fairly, STHU.

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You do realize that 16/8 would perform almost identically to 16/16, right?
For now yes. When it's not enough (in about a year) what do you propose to do, get a new motherboard?



Here's a test with 2 480s, which scale like crap by the way, starting to get held back. Now consider that you're running 3 GTX 590 level cards (that is the sort of performance the Nvidia Kepler/AMDs Southern Islands GPUs are aiming for) with better multi-GPU scaling and that it is at least twice as fast as one 480 and PCI-E x8 doesn't look so good now, does it?

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Not sure why people are complaining about an AMD board thats $200... When the 790FX and 890FX boards came out they were priced around $170-$200. I'm shocked how many companies don't put 2 fan headers on the top of a high end board. My DFI 790X-B M2RSH has two.

16x/8x/8x is common for most boards high end motherboards. I would rather have that than 16x/16x/4x
Nevermind. I only checked the pricing where I live (UK), and here all ASUS motherboards are ridiculously overpriced, it's probably different for people in USA (most people here I guess).

Here's why I stated the price of it:

http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...prodID=B681447

http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...prodID=2240979

On other cheaper sites, the price difference between them is even bigger. Like I said, it probably costs alot cheaper on Newegg or something, but here in the UK this mobo = overpriced.

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Thank goodness some people can read.

This board has some advantages that people aren't seeing as well...
  • If you have triple-slot video cards, this board can actually handle them with the proper layout.
  • Dual CPU fan headers for push/pull aircoolers, or fan/pump all-in-one watercooling.
  • Multiple thermal sensors built into the board itself, to give control freaks more info.
  • UEFI Bios to help bring things at the system level out of the fraking dark ages.

I think this board is a real contender...I'll be replacing my Crosshair IV Formula with either the Sabertooth or the UD7 from Gigabyte, depending on reviews.
*Facepalm* yeah, and obviously you can't see the irony in your statement, genius. Why in the hell would you replace your existing Crosshair IV board that is a BIOS flash away from supporting the Bulldozers already? You know the 990FX = rebranded 890FX, right?
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