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Yes sorry about the correction, kinda thought the OP would be confused (maybe think about a 1meter long mobo rolleyes.gif ) Anyway that is some info i didnt know for sure
     
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

Nope. It mean less likely of cpu throttling from VRM overheating and more stable voltages.

But those are problems that can be solved with a high LLC setting right? So the only reason to get anything higher than a 970 chipset motherboard would be if you wanted to crossfire or SLI.
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Originally Posted by Deadboy90 View Post

But those are problems that can be solved with a high LLC setting right? So the only reason to get anything higher than a 970 chipset motherboard would be if you wanted to crossfire or SLI.

If you plan to overclock and want to keep it stable long term you want 8+2,as dixson said that generally means getting a 990 over a 970 (cheapest 990 with 8+2 i believe is the Gbyte 990xa-ud3) as most makers limit their 970 boards to 4+1 or 4+2.

High LLC does not equal to having more/better phases/VRM's
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post #24 of 34
But if you want a 970 there are about 2-3 boards with 6+2, this will allow for a medium overclock but dont look at 4.6+ on an 8core
     
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If you want to sli then you need the 990fx chipset. I don't believe you can naturally sli on the 970 chipset.
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Some higher end 970's have 2 PCIe X16 slots, 1@x16 and 1@x8, some have both at X16 too.

Also you may find 1 with 3xPCIe x16
     
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post #27 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffro37 View Post

If you want to sli then you need the 990fx chipset. I don't believe you can naturally sli on the 970 chipset.


As far as I know you can't naturally SLI on the 990FX chipset either, you need a board that specifically supports it, like the Sabertooth or Crosshair V Formula. As far as I know at least. I know OEM's can "License" SLI but they have to pay an extra fee. I could be wrong, I haven't used ANY 990FX boards. There's always been a work-around of course.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 1/31/13 at 11:08am
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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

More PCIe x16 (@16) and more power phases are some differences, there doesnt seem to be a good comparison anywhere

I don't think power phases has anything to do with chipset.

You have Gigabyte 970-ud3 at 8+2 phases with 970 chipset
You have Biostar ta990fxe at 4+1 phases with 990 chipset
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Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

I don't think power phases has anything to do with chipset.

You have Gigabyte 970-ud3 at 8+2 phases with 970 chipset
You have Biostar ta990fxe at 4+1 phases with 990 chipset
It doesn't. It's just that motherboard manufacturers use higher quality components and more power phases on the more feature rich chipsets because that's what enthusiasts will be buying.
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As far as I know you can't naturally SLI on the 990FX chipset either, you need a board that specifically supports it, like the Sabertooth or Crosshair V Formula. As far as I know at least. I know OEM's can "License" SLI but they have to pay an extra fee. I could be wrong, I haven't used ANY 990FX boards. There's always been a work-around of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

I don't think power phases has anything to do with chipset.

You have Gigabyte 970-ud3 at 8+2 phases with 970 chipset
You have Biostar ta990fxe at 4+1 phases with 990 chipset

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

It doesn't. It's just that motherboard manufacturers use higher quality components and more power phases on the more feature rich chipsets because that's what enthusiasts will be buying.

Both of you are right.
I have a Boistar TA990FXE sitting on my desk, so I have some experience with this mobo.
Yes it is a 4+1.
Yes it as a vdrop.
Yes it is a good budget mobo.
Yes you can oc it higher then other 4+1/4+2 mobo and most to all 6+2 mobo.
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As far as I know you can't naturally SLI on the 990FX chipset either, you need a board that specifically supports it, like the Sabertooth or Crosshair V Formula. As far as I know at least. I know OEM's can "License" SLI but they have to pay an extra fee. I could be wrong, I haven't used ANY 990FX boards. There's always been a work-around of course.
AMD paid the License fee to have it only on the 990FX mobos.
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