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I have an earlier revision (either 1.0 or 1.1), and I'm not terribly impressed by it.

VRM and VRM cooling was not adequate for my FX-8150, and the Sabertooth r2.0 I replaced it with took the same FX-8150 with the same cooling and same support hardware 200-300MHz further.

it's probably fine for anything less than eight-core, or for a more modest Vishera OC, but you can certainly do better.
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IIRC, they added heatpipe cooling to their 990 series board in later revisions. Must be some serious stress OCing the 8 core CPUs..
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IIRC, they added heatpipe cooling to their 990 series board in later revisions. Must be some serious stress OCing the 8 core CPUs..

If my 970A-UD3's VRM was running any hotter, the heatsink would have glowed in the dark.

I used it with the FX-8150 for maybe two weeks of tweeking/stress testing, and the back of the PCB under the VRMs went from an azure blue color to a green brown color from the heat. Still works fine, but it wasn't going to take that sort of heat or current draw forever, so I relegated it to a lesser system and got a board with a much more robust VRM and VRM cooling.
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I had the rev 1.1 of that board and it took my 8320 all the way to 4.8ghz no issue. The VRM sink did get a bit warm, but I tossed a fan over the top of it and it was perfect. Loved that board.
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