Originally Posted by jezzer
Thats true but if i would buy a new system for 2014/15
I would buy as a GFX a 290x. Because i trust in Mantle i would like to have a 4+ core CPU with it. In that case FM2+ socket is a nogo nvt how much i like the memory support of it and pci 3.0 etc.
Since i am not going to put that 512bit pci 3.0 card in a 2.0 slot (note that this would be a new sys so a bit future proof in mind) AM3+ is a nogo also.
I end up buying i7 haswell.
This just one scenario. But with all this new tech there should be something more, there is something missing. Maybe i am wrong i dont know. In my case atm AMD holds all the cards except one. They have the ability to pull out that card and if they do i would have an all AMD system. And i bet i am not the only one thinking like that.
All i am saying is AMD is on to something but in the world of PC hardware, one decision is all it can take to win or loose.
the 512 bus card word work the same weather it is on pcie 2 16x or pcie 3 8x which pcie 16x is not available on any form factor or chipset amd board. So that doesnt hold any value to it..
I get future proof. But cant future proff what isnt an option
more or less im in alignment with naroon. We just dont know yet what amd has planned. But the 990fx really doesnt have any limitations that would make it a bad choice.
The only reason why it is up in the air about sr fx on am3+ is that it has been soo quiet without any further acknowledgement. But I do stress that the same thing happened with pd.Edited by F3ERS 2 ASH3S - 10/27/13 at 6:09pm