Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
The Sabertooth will most likely be a good solid board (judging off visuals alone there) but as you said it might be a little late in the cycle for it to mean much but to be fair there are still quite a few people with Vishera out there on lower end boards that want a newer board and tbh it looks like the peak of the AM3+ platform.
I know I won't be getting rid of my Vishera platform anytime soon but when Zen comes out I'll be getting that to be my AMD system (provided I can afford it
Maybe in USA people think like that. Here people think "FX is EOL, there is no way i am buying a Sabertooth at this point.". Even those who want high perf, will simply buy the Aura, which is 50 euros cheaper.
I may also buy another board, just to free myself from the Gigabyte BIOS yoke ( i am not touching Giga again, i 'd rather run the ASrock 970 Extreme3, at least it's a normally behaving motherboard apart the heat), but it will be either the Biostar TA970 Plus (because i have already one and it would be good not to introduce 4th model and has beautiful BIOS, but i 've never really put it to work, has no USB3.1 and has analog PWM) or the Asrock 970G3.1 (which is like 8 euros more, has shaky 220W support which is plenty for me, but most interestingly, has USB 3.1 and in Newegg it has strangely very good reviews. The downside being that i would be introducing a 4th model and with probably the same troubling VRM of the 970 Performance). The UD3P has gotten into my nerves, it's like i feel suffocated. It may hang, reset and suddenly tell you that your settings are bad and you have to put them all back again. And do it again after 3 months. Or the front USB3 that powers on but doesn't recognize the drive. Or sometimes, you boot from cold and you hear a long strange beep, like if the POST gives error and then you get the normal beep and boots on. It's a crazy motherboard. The only good thing is that it runs very cool.
Yeah, you might not throw away your Vishera, but you will all be focused on Zen. I too still run AM3 CPUs, but haven't bothered with any Athlon II thread and i 've removed them from sig cause i was tired of updating all the rigs. Once you change your main rig, your secondary rigs are like forgotten.