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I'm going to buy a new mobo. From what i have look at its between the asus sabertooth, gigabyte ud5 , and the asrock fatl1ty professional. That's kind of the price range im looking at. My goals for the board well be gaming and overclocking my 1090t. Help me decide plz.
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I'd go with the UD5. Good features, 8+2 VRM power delivery, and a nice selection of accessories (a board at that pricepoint with a tri-SLi bridge included is excellent). Only bad thing about the board is that there's no UEFI BIOS.

You may want to wait for the Sabertooth though; there's a newer version coming out with PCI-E 3.0 slots.

I wouldn't go with the ASRock though. Fatal1ty branding just doesn't flow.


Edited by funfortehfun - 1/22/13 at 3:18pm
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SABERTOOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Go with the Sabertooth or wait for the new Rev. 3.0 Sabertooth that will have PCI-E 3.0.
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Well there is a Biostar TA990FXE if you looking for something cheap and good.
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I like the sound of 3.0 pcie. When are company's launching boards with that? Any release dates set?
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At CES the beginning of this year, only Asus showed up with a PCI-E 3.0 motherboard (from what I know). 

Image by TechPowerUp

 

I'd probably choose the Sabertooth 990FX PCI-E 3.0 over the 990FXA-UD5, but I'd choose the 990FXA-UD5 over the Sabertooth 990FX (non-PCI-E 3.0). Not only does the newer revision have PCI-E 3.0 (not that it'll benefit too much), but there's a lot of new features I can see on the board upgraded from the old one that look a helluva lot more attractive.

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Personally, thats a lot of money to drop on a motherboard for a 1090. I would pick the cheapest of the three and call it a day. Investing in last gen tech is always a no-no. And all those pcie lane will be wasted on AM3+ boards, since even a modest dual gpu setup would be bottlenecked by even the 8350.
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Quote:
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Personally, thats a lot of money to drop on a motherboard for a 1090. I would pick the cheapest of the three and call it a day. Investing in last gen tech is always a no-no. And all those pcie lane will be wasted on AM3+ boards, since even a modest dual gpu setup would be bottlenecked by even the 8350.

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Yes, the 8350 won't offer the best performance compared to a dual-gpu setup on an Intel platform, but bottlenecking? 

 


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Look at score number 10 - an 8350 with HD 7970 quad-CFX.


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post #10 of 18
Quote:
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since even a modest dual gpu setup would be bottlenecked by even the 8350.

Rubbish. The 8350 is a very strong processor. It surpasses the 2500K in many areas now.

And this is coming from an Intel fanboy. rolleyes.gif

As for the OP. I'd wait for the new sabertooth board. Looks very interesting, with lots of cool features. thumb.gif
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