Originally Posted by Opcode
My A85X based board is an enthusiast board. It has 8+2 phase digi powered VRM, and it also supports quad CrossfireX. I mean, I don't think you can get to much more "enthusiast" than that. And its only $89 on Newegg brand new. Wait for the A88X Extreme6 to come out, it will probably a pretty sick board too. I plan on getting one or an ASUS brand depending on features.
Originally Posted by svenge
FM2(+) isn't a real enthusiast platform, thus the lack of real enthusiast boards.
There are some things that it does well (for the price), but it doesn't even compare with the mainstream Z77/Z87 platforms (Sandy/Ivy/Haswell), let alone X79 (Sandy/Ivy Bridge-E).
Since you did not mention the AMD enthusiast boards for Vishera like Asus Crosshair V Formula Z I am thimking you are Intel-centric. That automatically lowers my opinion of your objectivity. If AMD wants the apu strategy to succeed they will have to encourage an enthusiast layer to their future apu designs. It is
only common sense. You do not want to destroy your enthusiast
community. They are a magnet for an expanded user base.
Yes I bought an Extreme 6 A85X board for a build I did for my
nephew. I coupled it with an A10 6800k .Edited by os2wiz - 7/31/13 at 8:32pm