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Hi guys. I just wanted to know, since Bulldozer is on its way and some 990fx boards are out already, Are there any real advantages in getting a 990fx board over the current 890fx?

I am currently in the process of rebuilding my computer and wanted to know if I can gain something by going with the sabertooth. Other than native SLI support (which I dont use anyway) and the 990fx being the newest chipset, what other advantages does it have? I heard that you would lose some features when running a AM3+ processor on an AM3 board but I wasnt able to find anything.
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If you are planning to go Bulldozer, you might as well go CH V Formula.
How did you fry your current board?
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The only advantage 990fx has over 890fx is power saving features in bulldozer, other than that it's the same chipset. Oh and sli compatability.
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The only advantage 990fx has over 890fx is power saving features in bulldozer, other than that it's the same chipset. Oh and sli compatability.
What he said.
    
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The only advantage 990fx has over 890fx is power saving features in bulldozer, other than that it's the same chipset. Oh and sli compatability.
We still don't know to what extent Bulldozer will be "crippled" on the 8xx chipsets. Since he pretty much has to get a new motherboard, might as well get one that officially supports Bulldozer.
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We still don't know to what extent Bulldozer will be "crippled" on the 8xx chipsets. Since he pretty much has to get a new motherboard, might as well get one that officially supports Bulldozer.
I researched it quite extensively before buying mine so we will have to agree to disagree on 990fx advantage. Only other advantage is price, 990fx more expensive in most cases. If money is no object then by all means go 990fx
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Can you get your crosshair RMAed?
    
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I researched it quite extensively before buying mine so we will have to agree to disagree on 990fx advantage.
So you're telling me that the power gating is the only advantage?
If so where is this stated as a fact?

I much rather not buy a new motherboard, I'm happy with mine.
Until Bulldozer is closer to release, we can't know for certain.
Did I miss something?
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If you are planning to go Bulldozer, you might as well go CH V Formula.
How did you fry your current board?
It got fried due to an unfortunate PSU failure.

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Can you get your crosshair RMAed?
I'm not sure if I can. I just didnt really get around to doing that. I dont exactly know how ASUS will handle my board since I bought it from a friend who bought it at i think ebay. Reason I was asking is because I'm planning on building a new rig altogether and wanted to know any advantages/disadvantages for getting an 890 over the new 990.
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So you're telling me that the power gating is the only advantage?
If so where is this stated as a fact?

I much rather not buy a new motherboard, I'm happy with mine.
Until Bulldozer is closer to release, we can't know for certain.
Did I miss something?
Your right we won't know for sure until BD comes out.But it's been stated everywhere that they are the same silicone so nothing a firmware flash wouldn't fix.AMD stated the main reason was to differentiate BD compatability(socket)so As long as board has AM3+ socket I don't think there will be any difference other than the ones stated. So again we agree to disagree, time will tell OP worth a shot at RMA all they can do is say no
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