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I am not saying that they couldnt have made more out of what they had but if you compare to intels sandy bridge chipsets, the 990fx offers more. I am not disappointed at all. What more could you ask for?
2 x PCIe x16 lanes
6 x sata 6gb/s
however many usb 3.0
tons of usb
tons of sata.
I dont know about you but I dont use half that. Have the 2 pcie x 16 speeds is great compared to intels 1 pcie x16 and 1pcie x8 slots.
I am not all that familiar of chipsets but I do know that 990fx offers plenty for me

Keep in mind that Intel PCIe x16 lane comes from the CPU directly, not the chipset (eliminate latency). Intel is already on the move to integrate PCH (and possibly VRM) into the CPU (hence no need for chipset). 990FX does not offer native USB 3.0, only A75 Fusion PCH from AMD does. Both Intel and AMD offer the same amount of USB 2.0 ports on their chipset (14).

The only advantage I see from 990FX is 4 more native SATA 6.0 Gbps ports.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 2/8/12 at 1:45pm
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The north bridge is a big bottleneck.
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I am not saying that they couldnt have made more out of what they had but if you compare to intels sandy bridge chipsets, the 990fx offers more. I am not disappointed at all. What more could you ask for?
2 x PCIe x16 lanes
6 x sata 6gb/s
however many usb 3.0
tons of usb
tons of sata.
I dont know about you but I dont use half that. Have the 2 pcie x 16 speeds is great compared to intels 1 pcie x16 and 1pcie x8 slots.
I am not all that familiar of chipsets but I do know that 990fx offers plenty for me

AMD's chipset is complete garbage and is responsible for GPU bottlenecking.

as trumpet said, its only advantage is more SATA III... somewhat disappointing having to pay over $200 for more than 2 SATA 3 ports on Intel...
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AMD's chipset is complete garbage and is responsible for GPU bottlenecking.
as trumpet said, its only advantage is more SATA III... somewhat disappointing having to pay over $200 for more than 2 SATA 3 ports on Intel...

Even then it becomes a problem. Connection between SB920/950 and AMD north bridge (970/990X/990FX) is powered by PCIe 2.0 x4 (A-Link Express). PCIe 2.0 x4 has a maximum bandwidth of 2000 MB/s. A SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD needs about 500 MB/s, so six of them already needs 3000 MB/s. Combine that with third-party USB 3.0 and other PCIe peripherals, it is obvious that you can't fully take advantage of those six SATA 6.0 Gbps ports together.
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I didnt know all that. Thanks for the info. We'll I dont have my 990fx board anymore but it performed well for me for what I needed. I just got the asus f1a75-m pro with a8-3870k. So far so good.
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I didnt know all that. Thanks for the info. We'll I dont have my 990fx board anymore but it performed well for me for what I needed. I just got the asus f1a75-m pro with a8-3870k. So far so good.

What made you sell your board?
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What made you sell your board?

I sold my whole system because my sister totaled my car and I needed the money. I used the money to do a $450 budget build and the rest is going to a new car along with the other money I have. My FX system was great though. The performance was great for what I used it for. The Crosshair V Formula was a great board. So many features. Great power delivery. Great performance. I would recommend that board to anyone. But who doesnt recommend a ROG board. They're all great.
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