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USB3/SATA 6Gbps.

Other than that, not much.
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USB3/SATA 6Gbps.

Other than that, not much.
Also not al 890/850 chipsets have USB 3.0, so beware if thats something that you want.
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USB3/SATA 6Gbps.

Other than that, not much.
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USB3/SATA 6Gbps.

Other than that, not much.
My 790FX has USB3/SATA 6.
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newer chipsets do better than old ones because they are pretty much the same but they have been upgraded to support things the other couldn't.
    
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790fx with sb600 don't allow the fsb to go too high
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Refinements/tweaks, more efficient, higher bandwidth among other things.
    
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You could argue that although 8xx chipsets are newer and slightly more optimized 7xx chipsets are battle tested and have had many more reviews and those who can attest to its quality.

Also buying a 7xx now gives you much more features than a 8xx chipset if you don't care about USB 3.0 or Sata 3.

I just bought an ASUS M4A79T Deluxe because it had way more features I find important for a much lower price than many 8xx chipsets. I don't care about USB 3 and Sata 3 because I have no devices that support those features. However I would rather have eSATA, 4 PCIe x16 slots and firewire which are not readily available at $120.
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890 vs 790:
-uses less voltage to achieve higher OCs
-often paired with SB850, so SATA6 is often there
-theoretically supports faster ram, but that is really up to your IMC.
-More boards available.
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