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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
Arent the sockets pretty much the same anyway? Other than the color black & white? I guess since I dont run SLI anyway, the board to get would be whatevers cheaper right?
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AM3+ socket is 942-pin which is supposed to be linked to power gating feature, although supposedly BD will fit AM3 socket also. I'm always one to go with cheapest but best option, I don't see anything that will shake the world difference between the 2 chipsets.
edit: just my opinion as you can see there are other opinions out there
Edited by mrinnocent - 6/12/11 at 1:31am
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http://support.asus.com/Warranty.asp...rmula&p=1&s=24
3 year serial based warranty.
Just don't mention that your PSU is to blame for this.
You'll have a much better chance of getting a replacement.
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It would be a whole lot cheaper if you got a RMAed board and then a BD. Good luck with the RMA.
    
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I'll go ahead and do the RMA. Thanks guys.
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AM3+ socket is 942-pin which is supposed to be linked to power gating feature, although supposedly BD will fit AM3 socket also. I'm always one to go with cheapest but best option, I don't see anything that will shake the world difference between the 2 chipsets.
edit: just my opinion as you can see there are other opinions out there
Just because the socket has 942pins doesn't mean the CPU will have 942pins. Look at AM3, they never used all 941pins. I assume the 942 is for future versions of Bulldozer, i'm sure AMD wants to get BD out as soon as they can.

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I would go for the Sabertooth 990fx over the Crosshair IV 890fx. Unless you could get the Crosshair IV formula for stupid cheap.
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Not sure why comparing Asus Crosshair IV to the Sabretooth here. It should be Crosshair V vs the Sabretooth.
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Not sure why comparing Asus Crosshair IV to the Sabretooth here. It should be Crosshair V vs the Sabretooth.
Because the OP had a 890FX?

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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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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.
most likely power gating features that you would lost ... like the ability to completly shut down idling cores .. but we dont know fully how it will work out or if its that to be exact that will not work .. i suggest you wait until reviews come out until you buy a rig so you would get a better idea if you can keep your mobo or if its better for you to swap
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