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i am looking to buy either one of the motherboard for server. which one is better?

what is the difference between uefi bios and ami/award bios? does uefi bios has alot of overclocking abilities or not?
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post #2 of 9
GA-990XA-UD3 is 8.2 phase the M5A99X Evo is 6.2phase
The GA-990XA-UD3 has 4 fan plugs the M5A99X Evo has 5 I think
as for the UEFI the new Asus boards all have it Gigabyte does not
but they have updated there bios to work with 3+TB Drives
M5A99X Evo has esata the GA-990XA-UD3 does not but with usb 3.0 why would you
want to use esata plus my case has I esata back panel so if I really need it I can just
connect it to one of the boards sata connecters then I have esata

Other than that I think they are about the same I was looking at the
M5A99X Evo but it was $162.99 and had $11.28 shipping on mwave.com the GA-990XA-UD3 is on newegg for $149.99 and has $7.87 shipping so I went with that. Saving me $16.41 smile.gif
Edited by v3dgames - 6/17/11 at 1:11pm
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post #3 of 9
not quite same. gigabyte board got 990FX chipset while asus is running with 990X. 16x/16x vs 8x/8x also gigabyte got few more pci-e physical 16x slots (running at electrical 8x or 4x modes) so this means much greater expansions possibilities.
i would go for gigabyte.

nvm. i missread the name of gigabyte board.
post #4 of 9
i was lookin for same mobo, gigabyte one, and it seams very very good...
if u dont use 2 gpus, its very good...
as for esata... i dont use it so pretty much i dont need it...
and price is only 103e
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post #5 of 9
GA-970A = Awesome
GA-990XA = Extremely Awesome
GA-990FXA = Friggin Extremely Awesome

lol smile.gif

BTW PCI-E 2.0 is still very good for SLI / Crossfire even at 8x 8x but I will most likely never use it
because I would be happy with just one really fast card.
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post #6 of 9
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how far can you oced with gigabyte board vs with asus board?
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post #7 of 9
In Canada the 990XA-UD3 is cheaper on NCIX $145 + $5 shipping. The 990XA is available at Newegg but not the M5a99X. It is $150 on Newegg.
post #8 of 9
990XA-UD3 ,990FXA-UD5/UD7 are available here at few stores, but the Asus M5a99X is not.The stocks are still small so they sell the old stuff first.
The prices are not high ,but still high enough though.
990XA-UD3 may be one of the best choices on the market budget wise.
   
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m5a99x evo is available only on mwave.com.
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