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Can upgrading mobo meaningfully increase speed?

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In CPU processing or FPS?

and in my case, would there be a meaninful performance
boost in upgrading my motherboard?

Thanks guys
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Yes, you can see an improvement in an overclock but not by much. A good MOBO can deliver and hold the power steady to the CPU better over a cheaper one in most cases.

But upgrading a MOBO is more about the features it has more often then not.
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thanks ma friend!
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post #4 of 6
Only if it allows you to overclock higher. Running your components at the same speed on different motherboards will only differ by 2-3 fps.
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Just a motherboard change with nothing else won't do that much. As mentioned above, though, overclocking may benefit from it, as well as how you can tweak the RAM timings. However, there's basically no difference in SINGLE card performance on any of the higher end boards. Max CPU clocks? Hard to say... most of the world records were done on the Gigabyte UD7 (Hicookie, a famous LN2 bencher, works for GB), and GB and Asus hold all the trumps.

Getting a lower end board can adversely affect the maximum CPU clocks. How much? Dunno...you gotta research that...

Apparently, BIOS versions can ALSO affect clocks...
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post
Just a motherboard change with nothing else won't do that much. As mentioned above, though, overclocking may benefit from it, as well as how you can tweak the RAM timings. However, there's basically no difference in SINGLE card performance on any of the higher end boards. Max CPU clocks? Hard to say... most of the world records were done on the Gigabyte UD7 (Hicookie, a famous LN2 bencher, works for GB), and GB and Asus hold all the trumps.

Getting a lower end board can adversely affect the maximum CPU clocks. How much? Dunno...you gotta research that...

Apparently, BIOS versions can ALSO affect clocks...
Yep, I have hit 252 Bclock with my UD7 http://hwbot.org/community/submissio...ud7_252.92_mhz
I don't think I have seen a UD5 get that high but the boards are pretty much the same.
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