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ASRock 870 EXTREME3?

post #1 of 15
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I'm really close to ordering this budget board for my new build, but before I order I have a few questions.

1) Can you SLI nVidia GPUs with this board? Or is it only crossfire compatible?

2) Does the USB3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s at $90 warrant me buying it over Asus and Gigabyte (better brands) boards without these features at a higher price?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157198
post #2 of 15
No "native" sli support on it, but there is the sli hack to get it going.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/6708...rd-gtx5xx.html

Now brand association... "Asus and Gigabyte(better brands)....at a higher price" Well that pretty much answered itself, looking for a budget board with all the features of a more expensive board. Also if you are looking at the 870, might take a peek at the 880g extreme version as well, more power phases, and another x4 pci-e slot. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157191 Either way, both of these boards are quite nice for their price =)
Edited by Fletcherea - 1/29/11 at 10:28am
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Originally Posted by Fletcherea View Post
Now brand association... "Asus and Gigabyte(better brands)....at a higher price" Well that pretty much answered itself, looking for a budget board with all the features of a more expensive board. Also if you are looking at the 870, might take a peek at the 880g extreme version as well, more power phases, and another x4 pci-e slot.
Thanks for the SLI help. I have looked at the 880 and I don't think I need many of the extra features. Plus, the 870 is better for my budget. Do you think I should just stick with the budget ASRock board? Or should I look at an Asus/Gigabyte board without the newer features?
post #4 of 15
I'd snag it, pretty much the budgeteers dream board, and just to help you in your decision
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...est-brand.html They(ASRock) aren't the underdogs you might think them to be!
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Fletcherea View Post
I'd snag it, pretty much the budgeteers dream board, and just to help you in your decision
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...est-brand.html They(ASRock) aren't the underdogs you might think them to be!
Oh wow, didn't know that. Thanks for the link. Part of the reason I had doubt before was because I wasn't sure if ASRock is reliable.
post #6 of 15
Yea Asrock was Asus budget brand but from what I understand they are a seperate company now and are really coming up in the world.

I would grab it
post #7 of 15
You can CFX/SLI (patch) I believe but it will run at x16/x4 which is not optimal (though x4 is not a bottleneck for most cards yet).

For the reason that you have a 125W processor (and will probably overclock) I recommend a better board with a better power phase.

EDIT: Did I just see that the board supports x8-x8 CFX!? I thought 870 chipset (or 770 chipset) only supports 16x-4x....
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You can CFX/SLI (patch) I believe but it will run at x16/x4 which is not optimal (though x4 is not a bottleneck for most cards yet).

For the reason that you have a 125W processor (and will probably overclock) I recommend a better board with a better power phase.

EDIT: Did I just see that the board supports x8-x8 CFX!? I thought 870 chipset (or 770 chipset) only supports 16x-4x....
"2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (Single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)"

Or that's what it says on the ASRock site.
post #9 of 15
I'm skeptical, officially the 870 chipset does not support 8x-8x (unless there's a Lucid Hydra on this or something). If this did support 8x-8x, it would be more of an 890X chipset which is missing from the 800 series lineup.
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I'm skeptical, officially the 870 chipset does not support 8x-8x (unless there's a Lucid Hydra on this or something). If this did support 8x-8x, it would be more of an 890X chipset which is missing from the 800 series lineup.
I'm no expert but ASRock shouldn't have the specs wrong, right?
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