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Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
Why do amd boards always have weak VRMs?
The low ends generally do as they are made for people who probably wont OC. Its the same for Intel boards too, you know.
    
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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
The low ends generally do as they are made for people who probably wont OC. Its the same for Intel boards too, you know.
Yeah I know, I owned this but only a dual core went in it, not an 8 core or anything.
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More VRMs isn't always good. Quality matters folks.

MSI's boards failed because they had crappy cheap MOSFETs, if ASRock has used high quality MOSFETs on their 4+1 design, it might still be great.
   
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The DFI DKs had 4+1 power phase.

I'm with Artikbot.

Looks like rev 2. versions that are exactly the same as the rev 1. versions except with AM3+ compatibility.

I mean, the 890GM Pro3 rev 1. has been out for ages now. With 4+1 power phases. It's not an OC'ing board.

As for the 890GX Pro, it looks similar to the 870 Extreme3 but with the 890GX chipset. And the 870 Extreme3s were good to go with OC'd Thubans AFAIK.
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We can only see what quality power circuits these have when they get to reviews. I'm liking the new black AM3+ sockets big time. And my examination of the pictures shows that AM3 chips will go on these boards, but even with a BIOS update, bulldozer will not fit on AM3 thanks to an extra pin on the CPU.

Time to see what Asus makes of this with the Crosshair V I think, but the other Asrock extreme boards have been excellent, the lower end boards have been decent enough for stock running chips. At least the mid-range boards have heatsinks on the power circuits, so they may well support some mild clocking.
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