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Ok, which board is better? I can get the 970 for 90€ and the 990FX for 108€ so I was wondering is the 990FX worth the extra 18€ or should I just go for the 970?

Not much of an overclocker at the moment, but it might be nice to have that option open in the future.

So yeah, knock those opinions to me.
    
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Im having the exact same dilemma! tongue.gif
Itd be nice to get some experienced peoples opinions :L
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Yeah, I've been hearing good things about both boards but my senses keep telling me: The more expensive it is, the better it is smile.gif
    
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Bumpy, I really could use some advise here. I mean, it's the same basic board but does the 990FX have more features or something than the 970?
    
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990fx - x16,x8,x8 (dual x16 for Crossfire/SLI)
990x - x16,x8,x4 (x8 x8 for Crossfire/SLI)
970 - x16,x4 (x16 x4 for Crossfire)

That is just one of the features 990FX has over the 970. Check out these articles below.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/990fx-sli-am3,2953.html

http://www.nordichardware.com/news/69-cpu-chipset/42174-amd-bulldozer-series-9-chipset-detailed.html
    
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Originally Posted by Hallock View Post

990fx - x16,x8,x8 (dual x16 for Crossfire/SLI)
990x - x16,x8,x4 (x8 x8 for Crossfire/SLI)
970 - x16,x4 (x16 x4 for Crossfire)
That is just one of the features 990FX has over the 970
Actually, thats the Extreme 3 that has 16x/ 4x
The 970 Extreme4 has 8x/8x smile.gif

"- 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4) ; PCIE5: x4 mode)"
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post #7 of 9
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So, what I'm hearing is I should take the 990FX? smile.gif

This has been suggested to me in a nother forum as well so it seems like the more reasonable choice seeing that it's only 18€ more expensive
    
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I think im going to go for the 970 Extreme4, simply because its cheaper and can crossfire just as well tongue.gif
But good luck with it smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Horrorchicken View Post

Ok, which board is better? I can get the 970 for 90€ and the 990FX for 108€ so I was wondering is the 990FX worth the extra 18€ or should I just go for the 970?
Not much of an overclocker at the moment, but it might be nice to have that option open in the future.
So yeah, knock those opinions to me.

then you want 8+2 phase and if you want any chance of future cpu upgrade past bd & p2 your best bet is 990fx, 990fx extreme 4. solid board worth the extra money, never skimp on the mobo.
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