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The difference between the two is not going to be performance. The higher end board supports 16x/16x crossfire and SLI while the 970 board doesn't otherwise the differences are down to the two Esata ports in the back of the 990FXA board and the extra PCI-Express ports

This is all I'm getting at.
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Originally Posted by ComputerRestore View Post

This is all I'm getting at.

Your logic is killing me smile.gif

You are mixing all up ,chipsets , with features ,with prices , with performance and so on.

Even in performance they are a little different ,the supported HT is 2400 and not 2600.
The BIOS support for the 970 chipset based boards is also strange.BIOS-es are released rarely.
This must be the reason you ve gone for an Anus M5A99X Evo 2.0.

If the guy sets the HT to 2600HT as the 990 based boards have the chipset will heat up even more.
   
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I have a 970A-UD3 and a 4.4GHz FX-8150 on it.

The board does get warm, both VRM and NB wise. I've got the HTT link underclocked which helps significantly with NB temps, while VRM temps are kept in check by the fact that I have my 104CFM 120x38mm Panaflo mounted as low as possible on my TRUE so that a significant portion of it's air flow goes over the VRM sink.

There is no LLC option on this board, and droop is quite significant.
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I have a 970A-UD3 and a 4.4GHz FX-8150 on it.

The board does get warm, both VRM and NB wise. I've got the HTT link underclocked which helps significantly with NB temps, while VRM temps are kept in check by the fact that I have my 104CFM 120x38mm Panaflo mounted as low as possible on my TRUE so that a significant portion of it's air flow goes over the VRM sink.

There is no LLC option on this board, and droop is quite significant.

Yes i have the same version with no LLC.
What BIOS are you using ?!
Since F5 the overclocking watch dog seems simply stupid and the Etron controllers have gone nuts.
   
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Keep in mind the D3 versions supported the 8150 but had the 8350 support removed .The FX 8350 is different.
   
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Your logic is killing me smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You are mixing all up ,chipsets , with features ,with prices , with performance and so on.

Even in performance they are a little different ,the supported HT is 2400 and not 2600.
The BIOS support for the 970 chipset based boards is also strange.BIOS-es are released rarely.
This must be the reason you ve gone for an Anus M5A99X Evo 2.0.

If the guy sets the HT to 2600HT as the 990 based boards have the chipset will heat up even more.

My previous comment was just in relation to this.
With the context being CPU Overclock Performance and General CPU support.
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This is a syllogistic conclusion.

The 990FXA-UD3 is from a different league and the price shows it.
BIOS support is totally different also.

If they would have had the same price i would have got what you ve had .
You should really take a look at the price of this 2.

The 970A-UD3 had and has bugs even in the overclocking department.

970-UD3 BIOS
990-UD3 BIOS

Here are the links for both 1.0-1.1 Revision Boards. They do run different North Bridge Chipsets so that could account for the different number of overall Bios Versions. All BIOS revisions related to CPU support are released at the same time.

You are correct that one of the benefits of the 990 NB Chipset over the 970 Chipset is the the 990 runs at 2600Mhz or 5200GT/s, where as the 970 only runs at 2400Mhz or 4800GT/s. This only relates to performance of items that use the HT, such as Video Card communication (Mainly effects Crossfire Performance), and not of the Overclock potential or CPU support of the motherboard (Outside of HT Overclocking due to the limited number of HT Ratios)
Edited by ComputerRestore - 5/8/13 at 12:14pm
post #17 of 18
They are different products with different PCB designs ,parts used and different prices .
The care Gigabyte gives to a entry level product like the 970A_UD3 is less than for the other one.

When i got my sample i was surprised to see the HT speed ,which on other manufacturer boards with the same chipset was 2600 and the fact that the SLI stuff is not practically supported although others have made it available.It s not that i would use it though smile.gif

The BIOS support was so good that my new FX 4100 (that replaced a X3 720BE) was throttling even when it was cold as ice.
I have had lots of issues with this board ,it s not even at the pinky of my 890GPA-UD3.

The OS takes a lot seconds to come up due to unknown reasons like my K9A2 Platinum used to do with a SB 600 southbridge ,the,AMD drivers are not detecting the SB id ,Etron drivers get randomly a yellow bang ,the HDD performance of my WD Black 750G was subpar until BIOS F8 ,the overclocking watch dog reverts settings out of the blue and the list goes on.


But if you think they are identical no problem from me ,if that makes you feel good.
   
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post #18 of 18
I currently have a GA970-UD3 Rev 1.1 and an 8350 overclocked to 4.53Ghz on an old sunbeam core contact freezer cooler heatsink and fan. Its not exactly ideal I know. I will be water cooling soon once I get my new Crosshair Formula Z. My vcore reading in AIDA CPUID is 1.344v with the following settings:
BIOS 8a
AMD CIE Support - Off
C6 Support - Off
AMD K8 Cool & Quiet - Off
AMD APM Master Mod - Off
Core Performance Boost - Off
vCore - +.025
CPU Multiplier - 22.5x
LLC - Extreme
RAM 1866 Mushkin Redlines - 7-7-7-24 1866Mhz

Idle Temp - 29C
AIDA 64 System Stability Test Stress CPU, Stress FPU, Stress Cache, and Stress System Memory Max Temp - 53C

Just figured I'd share that it is possible to get good overclocks on this board with only air cooling. I know I could push the CPU harder, but I don't want to be running it too hot. I'll be doing the real overclocking with the Formula Z.
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