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post #21 of 27
your not supposed to have issues with a motherboard. lol
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Originally Posted by Sin0822;15231593 
your not supposed to have issues with a motherboard. lol

Some people were having problems with random issues on the 1.0 version. It may just have been them doing something or it was not that big of a problem. It is know that Marvell chipset doesn't release the full potential of the SSD. At the time I did not know this and this was my first experience with and SSD.
    
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I gotta say, if i were to switch platform to AMD, I would definitely be getting a Gigabyte board. The fact that AMD boards support SLI now natively is great.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by LtCheese;15219983 
Any spare PCIe slot. It will automatically throttle the Bandwidth to x1 speeds. Obviously, if you are doing 3 way SLI/CFX, you won't have any room to spare for a longer sound card. This board would not be for someone like that

Some people need all the slots they can get, such as myself. When I go motherboard shopping, I need:

2 x PCIe x16 Phy (x8+ electrical), double wide (GPUs)
2 x PCIe x8+ Phy (x4+ electrical), single wide (RAID)
1 x PCIe x1+ Phy, single wide (Audio)

There are only a few boards that satisfy the requirements. They are usually the ones with a top PCIe x1 slot.

It's unfortunate that the UD5 appears to block the top slot. The UD3 definitely doesn't.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by gabead;15231144 
I have the UD3 version of this board. Just got it a couple of weeks ago. It is the version 1.0 but I am not having any problems at all. The only thing I don't like (and I think it applies to most AMD boards) that my potential on my SSD isn't being taken advantage of. Other than that the UD3 version is at a good price. I paid $159 and I think it does more than enough to handle the big jobs.

How so? (I honestly don't know) redface.gif
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I have this board. The only issue I have is sometimes it takes a while to post. I have no idea why. Its a decent board.
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post #27 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop;15220119 
I have plenty of room for a pci-e card. But then, if your looking at the $200 or greater range for a mobo...you should be at least watercooled anyway.

I am kind of disappointed that the vdroop issue wasn't mentioned in the article. Which otherwise, was a really good write up.



Probably about the same time AMD makes a GPU that uses pci-e 3.0 and a cpu that supports it. No need for it just yet, nothing to put in it...so why bother? Upgradability? Nah, most that stay with the newest gen tech are going to be buying a newer board when 3.0 cards are available anyway. Not to mention, upgrading cpu's to the newest models usually at the same time. smile.gif

for BD based builds PCI-e is on the northbridge not the CPU, the CPu links to the NB via the hyper transport link
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