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So how is this board?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&cm_re=extreme3_870-_-13-157-198-_-Product

Anyone know if the SLI hack will work on it?
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Only at x16-x4. The x8-x8 CrossfireX thing is a blatant lie. AMD's 870 chipset does not support split 8x-8x, ASRock's claim is completely wrong. 4x would be a bottleneck for a GTX 465.
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I wonder why AMD did not made a 790X equivalent for the 8xx series.It s very strange.Some manufacturers managed to combine 790X with the new southbridge(Gigabyte) ,but you can rarelly find 790X based mobos nowdays.Chip stock seems to have finished.

Instead of the hack (which i ve heard is unstable) you can use AMD with Fusion boards IzninjaFTW.
Or simply buy Nvidia based mobos for AMD ,if you can still find some samples in stores.
   
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I know, if they had made a proper 890X chipset or so that would've been great. The 790X mobos of before, including mine, used to be some of the best for the price. They were the perfect in-between choice.

Ah well, the "X" tier is going to return with the 990X chipset - which'll be very similar: 8x-8x CrossfireX, similar/improved features upon 790X, and AM3+ native support of course. 790X mobos can actually still be found. The M4A79XTD EVO is still a common sale; however it lacks new features such as SATAIII, USB3, etc. if only the GA-790XTA-UD4 continued selling...
post #5 of 12
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Well I've already purchased it biggrin.gif
And I plan on using the second slot for dedicated physx/folding
But thanks for your input guys I will rep later

What about overclocking? Does the 870 chipset do good with that? Also mind you I am coming from a $35 motherboard
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;12871816 
Well I've already purchased it biggrin.gif
And I plan on using the second slot for dedicated physx/folding
But thanks for your input guys I will rep later

What about overclocking? Does the 870 chipset do good with that? Also mind you I am coming from a $35 motherboard

It should overclock.
You will need to try and find out by yourself.
Use small steps and you will obtain some gain.
   
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post #7 of 12
the mother board overclocks like a charm, i can tell you from a first hand POV i managed to get it up to 3.8 on stock
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype;12871916 
the mother board overclocks like a charm, i can tell you from a first hand POV i managed to get it up to 3.8 on stock

Is the BIOS easy to use?
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post #9 of 12
870 chipset is usually a pretty good overclocker
BIOS I don't know
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;12871816 
What about overclocking?

Keep in mind with your CPU, you will need to clock the FSB, since your CPU multi is locked. The board shouldn't have too much of a problem with that, but your other components may have issues (RAM?). Good luck smile.gif
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