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hi all looking for a bit of advice im thinking of upgrading my mobo from a asus m5a88-m evo to a Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 im wandering if it its worth it would the difference in performance be big or a slight increase

obviously the sabertooth is a better board what i wanna know is how much better is it.

any advice would be much appreciated
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 2 X6 1090T @3.90 ghz Asus M5A88-M Evo Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 8gb Corsaair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1gb Seagate Sata HDD 120Gb SSD 2 Hdd Ihas124 B  Corsaair H80 liquid Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
5 Cooling Fans  Windows 7 Ultimate 19" Hanns-G TFT LCD OZC 700w  
Case
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 2 X6 1090T @3.90 ghz Asus M5A88-M Evo Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 8gb Corsaair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1gb Seagate Sata HDD 120Gb SSD 2 Hdd Ihas124 B  Corsaair H80 liquid Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
5 Cooling Fans  Windows 7 Ultimate 19" Hanns-G TFT LCD OZC 700w  
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Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 
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If you have the money, you might aswell upgrade. It is a much better board in terms of features when compared to your current one and should allow for more overclocking headroom. Also, seeing as AMD are staying with AM3+ untill atleast 2015, it would be good for future upgrades.

If you want to save some money, then the asus m5a99x evo/pro are very good boards aswell.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6300 Asus m5a99x evo MSI GTX 660 8gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 120gb  Asus Silverstone argon ar 01 Windows 7 64 bit 
PowerCaseAudio
xfx xxx 650 Antec One Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 Asus crosshair V formula-Z Asus 7970 Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair force series GT 120gb + western digital... Corsair H100  Windows 7 home premium 64-bit Corsair AX 750 
CaseAudio
Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DGX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6300 Asus m5a99x evo MSI GTX 660 8gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 120gb  Asus Silverstone argon ar 01 Windows 7 64 bit 
PowerCaseAudio
xfx xxx 650 Antec One Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 Asus crosshair V formula-Z Asus 7970 Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair force series GT 120gb + western digital... Corsair H100  Windows 7 home premium 64-bit Corsair AX 750 
CaseAudio
Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DGX 
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post #3 of 4
In general, motherboards offer very similar performance with any other model that is on the same or similar chipset. The boards you're looking at are different chipsets, but still, I don't think I would ever classify a motherboard switch as a "big" performance increase. Usually differences in performance between mobos are in the very low single digit percentages.

I would make more of a decision based on the features the board has, or its potential for overclocking. However you're already at 3.9GHz with that 1090T, so I'm not sure how much more you'd get out of it than you already have. So like I said, I'd look at it as a way to pick up additional features, or PCI-e lanes, or something, but not necessarily CPU performance.

If it were me, I'd pass (even though its a nice looking board). Then again, I'm pretty cheap.

Good luck with whatever you do smile.gif.
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You may want to wait for the SABERTOOTH 990FX R 3.0 it has the 3.0 X16 pci slot
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