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*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?
i'd love to see proof of this. . . while i am skeptical of it, i don't put it past a company to do something like that

then again it doesn't benefit me either way with my 790gx board i'd have to upgrade either way
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For now yes. When it's not enough (in about a year) what do you propose to do, get a new motherboard?

What are you basing this off of?

if high end gpus only see 1-3 fps performance drops in 8x mode what makes you think in a year it'll be drastically worse?

    
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i'd love to see proof of this. . . while i am skeptical of it, i don't put it past a company to do something like that

then again it doesn't benefit me either way with my 790gx board i'd have to upgrade either way
Read the review... says right in there that the chip is just a rebrand.

or is that the southbridge? Now that I think about it it might be the south bridge.
    
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Read the review... says right in there that the chip is just a rebrand.

or is that the southbridge? Now that I think about it it might be the south bridge.
i'd prefer a technical article of the comparison of the two, not some one just saying they are just a rebranding, if they reworked a part of it, just so it could take sli and support higher memory speeds, wouldn't you consider that new?
though i'll admit it's like comparing a 940 and a 955be
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What are you basing this off of?

if high end gpus only see 1-3 fps performance drops in 8x mode what makes you think in a year it'll be drastically worse?

GTX 480s in SLI have around 60% scaling. On say 3x 6970s, the scenario would be much worse as they scale much better. See previous post...

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i'd prefer a technical article of the comparison of the two, not some one just saying they are just a rebranding, if they reworked a part of it, just so it could take sli and support higher memory speeds, wouldn't you consider that new?
though i'll admit it's like comparing a 940 and a 955be
See here. As of right now, there is almost no difference between 890FX/990FX, and definitely not one that's worth splashing out more cash for at the moment. This could change when Bulldozer finally comes out since as far as I know, Bulldozers should have a faster HT bus speed, but for now they look pretty similar as far as performance goes, and that's the only advantage I see the 990FX having over the 890FX boards.
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Mm.. Don't care. I'm getting this board because it looks nice, has what I need, and is made by Asus. That pretty much spells my name on it.
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GTX 480s in SLI have around 60% scaling. On say 3x 6970s, the scenario would be much worse as they scale much better. See previous post...



See here. As of right now, there is almost no difference between 890FX/990FX, and definitely not one that's worth splashing out more cash for at the moment. This could change when Bulldozer finally comes out since as far as I know, Bulldozers should have a faster HT bus speed, but for now they look pretty similar as far as performance goes, and that's the only advantage I see the 990FX having over the 890FX boards.

Who is using 3 6970s?

you think if you're running 3 6970s you could pony up and buy a goddamn board that properly supports them, huh?
    
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Who is using 3 6970s?

you think if you're running 3 6970s you could pony up and buy a goddamn board that properly supports them, huh?
Do you still not see the point I'm trying to make? Today's high end card is tomorrow's mid-range budget card, to cut this long story short, if they're advertising a tri-fire/tri-SLI board that's "enthusiast level", make it x16/x16/x16 then talk, not x16/x8/x8, because with next gen high end cards, running 3 of them in this mode will be no better than running two of them at x16/x16, at which point there are better motherboards available for the money. If you're planning on replacing motherboards every year with a new set of cards and have the money to do this, you should be going Intel and not even looking at AMD right now...
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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?
Find a newer review that doesn't use launch drivers, please.
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I know its not the colours that count but, I would prefer a more 'grown up' colour scheme rather than the military style this mobo has and the gun theme some gigabyte mobos have.
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