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post #1 of 21
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the catch: it costs $15 more than the 990XA-UD3.
IMO at this price point you are paying too much for a 990X board, an easy step up would be the 990FX board. I'm sure the 990FXA-UD3 will take up the same price when it is out.

Decent board though.
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13918494 
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the catch: it costs $15 more than the 990XA-UD3.


Mda ,this is bad !

990XA-UD3 will be a hit for budget people.
   
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I bought the M5A99X Thursday off of Superbliiz, the board was $155 with $15 shipping and I got a $5 off coupon making it $165.

I'm happy with my purchase. I was looking at the 990X-UD3 for awhile, but i'm anal about aesthetics and hated the blue pcb and color scheme. I'll also get UEFI bios with asus atleast.

I would have loved to get a 990FX board, but it was just too much of a step up in price for me right now. College student = not much money. frown.gif
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The only real thing I see different between the 990X chipset and the 990FX is 8x 8x vs 16x 16x Crossfire/SLI and I will most likely never use that. I mean I heard that the FX might OC better than the X but is that a fact or just a rumor used by people to justify spending more for a FX board when the never going to use Crossfire or SLI.
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I'm in complete and absolute love with the 990FXA-UD3 man, it's very cheap in Spain (the same I paid for my M4A89GTD Pro USB3) and it has the top of the line 990FX chipset redface.gif
   
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post #6 of 21
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Woah... check this out!
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/ATX-PHENOM-ATHLON-SEMPRON-PROCESSORS/dp/B0053YM70Y/]LINK[/ame]
It's an M5A99X EVO for UBER CHEAP! ($127 + $7 shipping)

EDIT: The one person who reviewed it received the wrong motherboard (M5A97 EVO), never mind
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by v3dgames;13920488 
The only real thing I see different between the 990X chipset and the 990FX is 8x 8x vs 16x 16x Crossfire/SLI and I will most likely never use that. I mean I heard that the FX might OC better than the X but is that a fact or just a rumor used by people to justify spending more for a FX board when the never going to use Crossfire or SLI.

The X doesn't support SLI at all, so it was not an option for me. Another difference is IOMMU support on the 990FX, although that probably isn't important for the vast majority of people.

THe M5A99X looks identical to the sabertooth, but the VRM heatsinks aren't quite as good, and you get a 3 year instead of 5 year warranty, in addition to the loss of 2x16 PCIe.
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The gigabyte board is way better then the Asus board for the money.

I want to be faithful to Asus, but gigabyte has them with cost-performance.
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Piglet;13919168 
I'm happy with my purchase. I was looking at the 990X-UD3 for awhile, but i'm anal about aesthetics and hated the blue pcb and color scheme. I'll also get UEFI bios with asus at least.

So you think the diarrhea brown PCB is attractive?
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by drizek;13935026 
The X doesn't support SLI at all, so it was not an option for me. Another difference is IOMMU support on the 990FX, although that probably isn't important for the vast majority of people.

THe M5A99X looks identical to the sabertooth, but the VRM heatsinks aren't quite as good, and you get a 3 year instead of 5 year warranty, in addition to the loss of 2x16 PCIe.
The 990X Does support SLI the GA-990XA-UD3 even has it printed right on the board and on there site..
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3901#ov
More info on the 990X about stuff like IOMMU support yes it does have it...
http://www.cpuforever.com/showthread.php?tid=1185&pid=1981#pid1981
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/M5A99X_EVO/2.html
Edited by v3dgames - 6/20/11 at 4:53am
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