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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by WeirdScience;13935117 
So you think the diarrhea brown PCB is attractive?

It's black.


The gigabyte is better with the 8+2 vrm

Esp for the price difference. I was very dissapointed at asus. The M5A99X Evo should have been $130
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by v3dgames View Post
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/pro...px?pid=3901#ov
More info on the 990X about stuff like IOMMU support yes it does have it...
http://www.cpuforever.com/showthread...d=1981#pid1981
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...99X_EVO/2.html
Damn, so why did I get a 990FX again?

As for board colors, I found that all my "black" boards are kinda brownish, it's a nice color though.

The Gigabyte boards definitely seem to offer better value for money than Asus, but I think Asus's EFI and windows software are vastly superior to Gigabytes. I do like the On/Off charge functionality on the gigabyte board though.
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post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
990X and 990FX should both support SLI; 990X at 8x-8x, 990FX at 16x-16x or whatever combination of 3 or maybe 4 cards. 970 will as stated by AMD not support SLI or CrossfireX.

The M5A99X EVO does have a few advantages i.e. USB3 port as well as UEFI interface instead of BIOS. The 6+2 phase is also adequate for most applications.
post #14 of 21
That's still a stupid cheap board.
 
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post #15 of 21
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I will recommend which one appears to be more suitable for the price, though I find both motherboards very respectable in features offered and attempt at value.
Since UEFI currently does not bring huge benefits and is mostly buggy, and the Gigabyte supports "partial EFI" with 3TB drive size support, I am going to continue recommending the 990XA-UD3 at $150, over the M5A99X EVO. That may change along with M5A99X EVO price.
post #16 of 21
Asus's Uefi has been very good for me, much more pleasant than a regular bios.
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I will recommend which one appears to be more suitable for the price, though I find both motherboards very respectable in features offered and attempt at value.
Since UEFI currently does not bring huge benefits and is mostly buggy, and the Gigabyte supports "partial EFI" with 3TB drive size support, I am going to continue recommending the 990XA-UD3 at $150, over the M5A99X EVO. That may change along with M5A99X EVO price.
NewEgg has lowered the price on the Asus..... $145 with free shipping....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-13131754-L03A
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post #18 of 21
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That's much closer to the Gigabyte 990X. There's also a nice combo $17 off this board with a 955.
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I just ordered that new ASUS board but have a question. I don't know much about memory and timings/settings. WHat would be the best 8gb kit to utilize with that board and overclocking my 1090t for under $100???? I currently have Patriot 2x4GB G5 Series 1333...... and am probably sure I need to upgrade that to get the best performance out of the new board.

Any input would be appreciated. I have tried to do some reading but all the timings and settings have me confused as what to choose for my setup. Most of the ram kits I have been looking at specify for use by Intel only..... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468

Thank You
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post #20 of 21
Since you already have ram, just wait a few months for Bulldozer to come out. You want 1866 ram, and it is kind of rare nowadays, but should be much cheaper when they start selling bulldozer kits.
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