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hi guys

I am in need of a new motherboard. my current one is a gigabyte ud5 990fx

I need something that is the same or better please, I was looking at or for one of the new ones that has pcie3.0 as I want to use it with the new gpu's I have but I can not see anything like the intel stuff that has the new hardware....

btw.... it must support at least 32 gig of ram at 1866 and my cpu and 8 sata 3 ports.

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990fx mobos getting nothing new in quite some time and I dont think there is anythying on the horizen. More AMD love going into FM2+ and its APUS.
Only exception I can think of is the Asus Sabertooth 990FX GEN3 R2.0. This supports PCIe3.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_990FXGEN3_R20/
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yea, the newish asus stuff such as the aforementioned sabertooth, and the crosshair V-z are probably going to be your best bet
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also, with that 670, you dont really need pcie 3.0 since the bandwidth of pcie2.0 16x doesnt bottle-neck it. 8x might be a different story though
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Originally Posted by kartcrg84 View Post

also, with that 670, you dont really need pcie 3.0 since the bandwidth of pcie2.0 16x doesnt bottle-neck it. 8x might be a different story though
I am in the stepup program so i should be getting my new card soon. I have gone over the the 770.
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I am in the stepup program so i should be getting my new card soon. I have gone over the the 770.
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Honestly, there arent any single gpu cards on the market that really need* pcie3.0. it only becomes a benefit when you have a limited number of lanes and you are trying to run multiple gpu's. here is an article showing how a titan scales between the two interfaces. unless you are planning on running a multigpu setup, looking for a pcie3.0 board is really just unnecessarily narrowing your search for the right board.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7089/geforce-gtx-titan-twoway-sli-scaling-pcie-2-vs-pcie-3
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I saw an article a while ago (might have been Anandtech) that showed for a single 1080P display there was barely 2-3% difference between PCIe 2.0 x4, x8 and x16. kartcrg84's referred article shows it make little difference to a titan let alone a 770 But if a newer mobo has other features or colour scheme that you want and can benefit from then I say go for it.
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cheers guys.

well I plan on going SLI I have to buy this new board... and I am also planning on going full watercooling on the motherboard as well.

I think I have already made my mind up on the ud7.... however I just need to see if there is a new rev coming out or if this is it as the new AMD cpu's are coming out the fm2+...... so maybe I must get a new ud7 and get it done and over with.


note to all.... MSI is out as they are poop I think asus looks really tasty however I have not seen anything new come out yet in a while as in the ROG range.
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Its the lack of new stuff in the AMD desktop that has me looking pretty hard at Intel again....I might hold off if a halfway credible rumour came out talking about Steamroller and new mobos and chipsets. COmpared to Z87 and its features 990FX is looking pretty last century.
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