Originally Posted by Twilex
Does amd not believe in triple channel memory?
No reason for Tripple channel memory when they are getting 50% more throughput on Dual Channel with a new design. That way if I cant keep my AM3 socket and need a new MB, I at least still use the 8 Gigs of memory I have.
All MB have ADD but, it seams like Gigabyte has shifted all its support from AMD to Intel. I have not had any problems or a need for more updates (although there are some that have) but the lack of updates/support in reference to the x6 chips that Gigabyte had on their AMD MB's vs other manufactures was night and day. Low cost boards I can see, but on a flagship/high end AMD MB you would hope for some support on that $250 you spent.
Either way, I will get any board what ever I think is the best... I have never had any issues with my MB over the last 10 years that was fixed with a BIOS update... hopefully all BD will be UEFI so BIOS updates will be a different type of monster.
Dont know why people have such a problem with the look... You have a south bridge... you need a heat sink on it to be low profile so you can have multi large GPU's sitting over it... so a large flat square heat sink works, the SB does less work now-days so no longer need heat pipes. You have a PWM and a North Bridge that need to be cooled and should be linked via heat pipes... there are only so may designs that are both "stylish" and effective. You want the NB heat sink to also be low profile or at least graded so if you have a large after-market air cooler on your GPU you can have it in the top slot and not have clearance with the heat sink,Edited by Magus2727 - 1/27/11 at 5:36am