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I love mine, can get the FSB >270 stable and haven't had a single issue with it. It looks very well organized and put together well.

I checked the manual, it states 16x or x8/x8. I think you can trust them on it.
Edited by Nugu - 1/29/11 at 11:46am
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
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 don't think you know what you're talking about. no offense
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A knock on the 870 is that there is only 4+1 power phase for the CPU, and that it would limit overclocking. So should I get the ASRock 880G EXTREME3? It's the 870 with a bit more features (some extra PCI slots, built-in video card for backup) and it has 8+2 power phase. Costs about $20 more at $110.
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I don't think you know what you're talking about. no offense
The 870 chipset is pretty much just a redo of the 770 chipset.
Neither support 8x-8x CrossfireX.
Here is the proof on AMD's site

I'm saying that if it did have 8x-8x crossfire, it would be more of an 890X chipset (just like there is a 790X chipset and there will be a new 990X chispet as part of the 900 series platform), but an 890X northbridge was not developed for the 800 chipset series (don't get confused with the 890XA-UD3, that is just 790X with an SB850 southbridge). The only way this board could support CrossfireX is if there was an external PCI-E lane regulator chip such as Lucid Hydra.

Hoops: Unless you're stuck on getting an ASRock mobo, for in between you can get the GA-870A-UD3 which supports the same features, has the better power phase, etc. for $99.
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Not the best OC functions but a good board
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