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What are the difference between SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 & M5A99X EVO R2.0 ?

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Hi everyone, just like the title say. Thanks!
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CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Tech (heat dissipation)

Thermal Radar (monitoring different mobo zones for temps)

Supports dual PCIe in 16x (evo does dual in 8x)

5 year warranty

Sabertooth is probably the better option for overclocking if you can afford it and want to go dual gfx as well.

Sabertooth is also 8+2 phase, Evo is 6+2
Edited by Flamingo - 3/14/13 at 12:32am
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CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Tech (heat dissipation)

Thermal Radar (monitoring different mobo zones for temps)

Supports dual PCIe in 16x (evo does dual in 8x)

5 year warranty

Sabertooth is probably the better option for overclocking if you can afford it and want to go dual gfx as well.

I c, and from Revision 1 they only change bios stuff? I was thinking of grabbing the M5A99X EVO R2.0 vs GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3. Which of those two will be best then? Also if I am planing to only use one video card will it be necessary to have a huge board like the Sabertooth ?
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Thanks for the update with the 8+2 info.
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GA-990FXA-UD3 is 8+2 as well. Usually people recommend GB motherboards over Asus.

The change from revision (which I guess is the R2.0) is the Digi control thing. R2.0 series for the M5A99X have digi thingy for DRAMs as well (as opposed to CPU only). I think the same would apply for the sabertooth.

In M5A99X, R2.0 removed the core unlocker feature too (For phenoms X3)

AM3+ Mobo phasing info : https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&gid=3

VRM (number, heatsinked or not), Overclocking options in BIOS, success rates (google them to see if there are any issues), price are deciding factors imo.


Also check these threads:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1086935/decision-asus-m5a99x-evo-or-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-ud3/0_50
http://forums.hexus.net/motherboards/205544-new-990-series-mother-board-buying-advice.html
http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ga-990fxa-ud3-vs-asus-m5a99x-evo.168070/
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GA-990FXA-UD3 is 8+2 as well. Usually people recommend GB motherboards over Asus.

The change from revision (which I guess is the R2.0) is the Digi control thing. R2.0 series for the M5A99X have digi thingy for DRAMs as well (as opposed to CPU only). I think the same would apply for the sabertooth.

In M5A99X, R2.0 removed the core unlocker feature too (For phenoms X3)

AM3+ Mobo phasing info : https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&gid=3

VRM (number, heatsinked or not), Overclocking options in BIOS, success rates (google them to see if there are any issues), price are deciding factors imo.


Also check these threads:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1086935/decision-asus-m5a99x-evo-or-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-ud3/0_50
http://forums.hexus.net/motherboards/205544-new-990-series-mother-board-buying-advice.html
http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ga-990fxa-ud3-vs-asus-m5a99x-evo.168070/

Thanks mate, for now I guess I will keep my Sabertooth 990FX and see what i can do with my current system.
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