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Are the 9-Series chip-set are targeting Ethusist more than average computer users? I see under $100 boards with out a onboard video and boards over $100 have some form of onboard video. Why is this? Is AMD telling us that there might be a next generation of chip sets or boards that will be made to consumers?
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most of the 9 Series boards are 970 and 990 variants and they are a litle more enthusiast than others.

AMDS socket compatibility allows older boards AM3 boards to take the newer CPUS and I think this is what is catering for the Average user as you describe it. Eventually those mobos will disapeear and you will start to see others made that fill in a few gaps.
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The 900 series chipsets allow more power gating of the FX CPUs by default along with different PCI-e socket operations.

http://www.nordichardware.com/news/69-cpu-chipset/42174-amd-bulldozer-series-9-chipset-detailed.html
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The 900 series chipsets allow more power gating of the FX CPUs by default along with different PCI-e socket operations.
http://www.nordichardware.com/news/69-cpu-chipset/42174-amd-bulldozer-series-9-chipset-detailed.html

This^

In addition, I doubt the normal user has sli/crossfire.
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