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Most of the 990FX boards are cross-compatible, and can run SLI or Crossfire setups (this mobo included).



I wouldn't say always, but seems like it in this case.
I can't speak for the X58, but it certainly was pretty low end for Sandy Bridge.
    
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I can't speak for the X58, but it certainly was pretty low end for Sandy Bridge.
Now that I checked the specs of it, you're right. I was too taken by its weird thermo-cover-shield thingymajig.
    
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Now that I checked the specs of it, you're right. I was too taken by its weird thermo-cover-shield thingymajig.
I fell for it too, I ordered one a when SB came out only to cancel it for a UD4. They look nice, but perform badly. I'm glad they decided to skip the cover with the AMD mobos.
    
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I fell for it too, I ordered one a when SB came out only to cancel it for a UD4. They look nice, but perform badly. I'm glad they decided to skip the cover with the AMD mobos.
I don't get it. The X58 Sabertooth can do x16/x16 and their 1155 can only do x8/x8? What was the idea behind using a way slower PCI-E bus on a platform that's supposed to be faster and replacing the previous gen hardware?

Also I'm sure not everyone's a fan of that armor thing they used on the 1155 version but I definitely am. That makes it a piece of cake to clean dust off.
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I don't get it. The X58 Sabertooth can do x16/x16 and their 1155 can only do x8/x8? What was the idea behind using a way slower PCI-E bus on a platform that's supposed to be faster and replacing the previous gen hardware?

Also I'm sure not everyone's a fan of that armor thing they used on the 1155 version but I definitely am. That makes it a piece of cake to clean dust off.
1155 only has 16 pcie lanes.
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Absolutely terrible.......I think motherboard makers are trying to kill the enthusiast AMD market by just giving us crappier and crappier boards.

Hell, I haven't found one board with the 990FX chipset yet that has 2 NICS.
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1155 only has 16 pcie lanes.
Forgot it was LGA 2011 that will be officially replacing X58 although the 1155 CPUs are still faster than 1366. Nevermind.
    
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1155 was NOT replacing 1366. 1155 is replacing 1156 (mainstream). 1366 is going to be replaced by 2011 (Enthusiast/Professional) This is pretty much common knowledge dude

EDIT: Ehh sorry didn't see your post
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Absolutely terrible.......I think motherboard makers are trying to kill the enthusiast AMD market by just giving us crappier and crappier boards.

Hell, I haven't found one board with the 990FX chipset yet that has 2 NICS.
why do you need two NICs?
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Absolutely terrible.......I think motherboard makers are trying to kill the enthusiast AMD market by just giving us crappier and crappier boards.

Hell, I haven't found one board with the 990FX chipset yet that has 2 NICS.
Dual NIC is always very nice!
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