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So I have heard of an MSI 970A-G45. So I did a google s--hold on a minute what
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Same unheatsinked 4+1 design!? That looks to have the same NIKOS MOSFETs!?
No.... NO!!!!!! sad-smiley-002.gif

Well the arrangement looks to be different, looks like they now use 4 transistors per phase. Something to make up for the bad quality?
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I deleted all the "ZOMG DONT OVERCLOCK" stuff from the AM3+/FM1 sections because NONE OF THESE BOARDS HAVE BEEN TESTED YET.

And that design is definetly different that the old one:


EDIT: and how can you read the nikos branding from that far away? I can barely read anything with a board sitting right infront of me
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I've got fairly well good eyes on even such images... it appears that, after looking at photos of both the 970 and A75 boards, that the MOSFETs are NIKOS, due to how the text appears to be arranged (written across in 3 or so lines); I guess you are right in that we should await testing. It should be noted that we have seen failures on two MSI 8+2 boards blow after testing, something that might not be easily predictable without such testing.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/3/11 at 4:57pm
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I can't confirm or deny them being NIKOS MOSFETs, but the G45 should come with a Heatsink on the VRMs.
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I've got fairly well good eyes on even such images... it appears that, after looking at photos of both the 970 and A75 boards, that the MOSFETs are NIKOS, due to how the text appears to be arranged (written across in 3 or so lines); I guess you are right in that we should await testing. It should be noted that we have seen failures on two MSI 8+2 boards blow after testing, something that might not be easily predictable without such testing.
Magical things called "revisions"

Who knows at this point. MSI could have turned the whole thing arround.

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I can't confirm or deny them being NIKOS MOSFETs, but the G45 should come with a Heatsink on the VRMs.
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Thanks for that list. I just got a hold of a GA-870A-UD3 for a friend's build.
Looks pretty good so far
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My hopes are up, but hey they managed to introduce their first 8+2 AMD board and it still showed signs of low quality despite the increased phase count...
As for the 4 transistors per phase, I'm not entirely sure if this is worse or better or how it is arranged.
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How about as little less of whatever the h@ll fm1 is and bringing back more of am2+/am3
I'm finding this list rather useless as I haven't got the money for an am3+ and all the info I could use has suddenly gone missing from this thread.
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How about as little less of whatever the h@ll fm1 is and bringing back more of am2+/am3
I'm finding this list rather useless as I haven't got the money for an am3+ and all the info I could use has suddenly gone missing from this thread.
We haven't got arround to completing the AM2+ sheet, since those are not the kind of boards that people are buying nowadays.

When people go to select a new motherboard, they are usually looking into newer stuff like AM3/AM3+/FM1

We have a few popular AM2+ boards on there since they were requested.

If you have a board in mind, i can go research it for you, and add it to the list.
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wow, that was a really polite answer to my rude post. Makes me rather ashamed of myself. But if you are offering, I'd love to have the info on my 785gt-e63. Everything here I have read pretty much boils down to the "why I hate msi" thread. As someone that has 5 dead msi boards in my closet I can feel that, but this 785gt has been nothing but wonderful ever since I got it. I'm a linux enthusiast so it does benefit me to stay a couple years behind the game, both because of driver support and my wallets been light here lately. I'm finding it rather nice that I can get into the OC game without investing 1200+ in a rig. The older boards do still have popularity

edit= just what is fm1 anyway?
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