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Originally Posted by motoray View Post
Why doesn't gigabyte make a badass gamer/overclocker amd mobo that looks nice n fancy? they easily could.
Wow, that must be pretty embarrasing for you...must never have seen or even heard of the X58a-OC and the G1 Assassin.

Don't hate and be oblivious, its not a good combo.
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Awesome, now Biostar, just release an AM3+ Revision or Bios update for the TA890GXE
I'm hoping Biostar will drop a new BIOS for their TA890FXE mobo to support Bulldozer.
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post #33 of 63
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Not enough profit involved?
Doubt it.

There are lots of enthusiasts loving the performance of the CHIV Extreme yet not liking the looks of the thing.

Gigabyte could do one serious beast and make it look amazing, and they would automatically start selling boards.


If you don't try, you'll never know, they say.


Back on topic, this board is a complete ripoff for the price it has and the features it offers.
   
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post #34 of 63
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badass gamer/overclocker amd mobo
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Wow, that must be pretty embarrasing for you...must never have seen or even heard of the X58a-OC and the G1 Assassin.

Don't hate and be oblivious, its not a good combo.
Guess you missed the AMD part.
    
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post #35 of 63
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
Sucks Gigabyte won't release a experimental AM3+ BIOS like Asus did.
Maybe they did work out a bios fix for AM3 but didn't want to compromise on the performance, maybe the hit the old Asus boards will take is too much.




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Wow, that must be pretty embarrasing for you...must never have seen or even heard of the X58a-OC and the G1 Assassin.

Don't hate and be oblivious, its not a good combo.
As just stated, they were talking about AMD boards, some people really should learn to read before jumping in with both feet.

Besides which, both of those boards you mention look rediculous, the black and orange thing looks like sick (that's vomit for all those Americans who can't speak English and think sick means something else, it doesn't), and the Assassin board is clearly aimed at little boys who haven't quite grown out of playing with guns (no comment America!!! pmsl ).

Where as the P67A-UD7 is sophisticated and understated, it doesn't shout look at me for the sake of it, it's simply got nice lines.
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post #36 of 63
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Intel has stomped a mud hole in AMD on the cheap end with their cost cuts on the 775 Socket hardware....
What are you talking about?

The X2 250 stomps EVERY LGA775 Intel Dual Core solution in its price range. It can even compete with the e8400 at stock for much much cheaper.

Also.....

The Phenom II X2 even with its K10.5 arch still beats the superior Nehalem based arch in the Pentium Dual Cores G series.

The Phenom II X4 series has been a better value than the Q9XXX series for years now. Lets not even open that can of worms.

The Athlon X4 competes very nicely than against the i3, You can even get a free motherboard with the X4 at Microcenter making the choice obvious. The X4 will be the better processor down the road as well because of 4 actual cores over 4 virtual ones.

Also AMD doesn't have to change sockets a hundreds times. Lets be honest the 1156-1155 switch wasn't REALLY needed when it comes down to it.

The only Intel based solution thats is a "good deal" is the i5 750/760 series. It is a steal all around at $150 USD. Its a much better processor in my opinion than the 1055t which sells for around the same price.
Edited by dlee7283 - 3/20/11 at 4:28am
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I just took a real close look at the ga890fxa-ud5 rev3.1 socket at the gigabyte web site. I then compared it to an AM3 mobo that I had. The AM3+ socket has one of the blocked-out connectors in the upper right corner unblocked. I took an exact-o knife and scratched the plastic block off of the AM3 mobo, and found that there are contacts at both the hole locations.

Now, other than pin assignment, ( a BIOS update ) the only physical differance I can see between the AM3 and the AM3+ is one pin being unblocked. I took care of that in about 5 min with an exact-o knife.

You gentlemen have any other thoughts?
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isnt there goin to be a 9 series chipset for bulldozer....so whats the point buying one of these?
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I just took a real close look at the ga890fxa-ud5 rev3.1 socket at the gigabyte web site. I then compared it to an AM3 mobo that I had. The AM3+ socket has one of the blocked-out connectors in the upper right corner unblocked. I took an exact-o knife and scratched the plastic block off of the AM3 mobo, and found that there are contacts at both the hole locations.

Now, other than pin assignment, ( a BIOS update ) the only physical differance I can see between the AM3 and the AM3+ in one pin being unblocked. I took care of that in about 5 min with an exact-o knife.

You gentlemen have any other thoughts?
Wow. That's amazing. All you need now is a Bulldozer chip and a BIOS update.
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Not enough profit involved?
I do remember the G1 Assasin was very very good looking for OCing
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