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Hey guys. Okay I've decided to get me a new motherboard, because the one I have ain't got what I need. I am thinking of getting one of these two:

ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/Usb3
ASUS M4A89TD Pro/Usb3

Apparently they are both to be compatible with Bulldozer via the BIOS update, and they have the two slots open between the GFX cards for my ASUS HD6870 Direct CU's.

Will it be worth it to buy this TD instead of the GTD? And why?
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why dont you get Asus CrossHair IV Formula or Extreme ? it compatible with the new AM3+ CPU just need a BIOS update
its really really good bored or you can wait for the new CPU to be release and get a new compatible ROG bored
    
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The Asus m4a89gtd pro/usb 3 is an awesome board. Pretty much is the CH IV formula board. I owned them both. I saw no difference in the CH IV (except I had extreme not formula) other than number of PCI slots and add on features like the Probelt.
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You have to buy the new ones that aren't released yet

The current ones don't have the am3+ socket revision
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If your even thinking of upgrading to BD, I would strongly recommend the Crosshair IV Formula. Top of the line CPU deserves only the best mobo for best results. Otherwise you'll be wishing you had one. There are differences, nothing wrong with what your looking at, but the CHIV is the flag ship of Asus. They also perform better and use less voltage which means more stability and with the added features you will see a difference when OCing on CHIV.
 
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If your even thinking of upgrading to BD, I would strongly recommend the Crosshair IV Formula. Top of the line CPU deserves only the best mobo for best results. Otherwise you'll be wishing you had one. There are differences, nothing wrong with what your looking at, but the CHIV is the flag ship of Asus. They also perform better and use less voltage which means more stability and with the added features you will see a difference when OCing on CHIV.
I disagree. Where I agree that CH IV is a top notch board. I saw practically the SAME exact clocks, voltage and temps on both boards. As a matter of fact, I took my 965 BE on air to 4.33Ghz 4.1 stable and couldn't even get my 1090T to 4.1 Probably the chip but even with the 965. Almost exactly the SAME EXACT everything.

If you bought the m4a89gtd I do not think you'd look back or wish you had gotten a CH IV but owning one is nice. Chances are though you wouldn't even use the extra features, I never did. Never had over 2 cards, never used the probelt...etc.
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why dont you get Asus CrossHair IV Formula or Extreme ? it compatible with the new AM3+ CPU just need a BIOS update
its really really good bored or you can wait for the new CPU to be release and get a new compatible ROG bored
dont tell him that.it has to have the black socket to work.when they say existing motherboards they mean current models with 890 chipset but with AM3+ socket,which is black.hardly anywhere has in stock and you need to check your getting the right revision as they are still advertised as AM3.i can see a lot of people getting stung by this.

in all honesty just wait and buy the 990 board when it arrives,it'll support all of BD's features and will be the latest tech,no point buying old to go with the new,plus 990 boards will support SLI aswell without hack.

seriously,lol,dont anyone research anymore?i spend countless hours ensuring compatability and potential problems before making a decision.NEVER READ JUST ONE ARTICLE AS FACT,THIS IS THE INTERNET IT PAYS TO READ EVERY REVIEW/ARTICLE YOU CAN.
Edited by crossy82 - 4/5/11 at 2:02am
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dont tell him that.it has to have the black socket to work.when they say existing motherboards they mean current models with 890 chipset but with AM3+ socket,which is black.hardly anywhere has in stock and you need to check your getting the right revision as they are still advertised as AM3.i can see a lot of people getting stung by this.

in all honesty just wait and buy the 990 board when it arrives,it'll support all of BD's features and will be the latest tech,no point buying old to go with the new,plus 990 boards will support SLI aswell without hack.

seriously,lol,dont anyone research anymore?i spend countless hours ensuring compatability and potential problems before making a decision.NEVER READ JUST ONE ARTICLE AS FACT,THIS IS THE INTERNET IT PAYS TO READ EVERY REVIEW/ARTICLE YOU CAN.
Dude, why the hell do you think I posted here then? I am asking so many other people's opinions just to see what they know/say/experienced on the boards. You go and spend your HOURS AND WHAT WHAT. I am taking my time looking at my options. I don't need you to tell me I don't research enough. I do, and all I was asking was what they think of those boards. Not a snobby answer on the new 990 and SLi and what have you. I want to know the performance of the board (SEEING THAT IT WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH BD AND I HAVE CROSSFIRE NOT SLI) and what the difference is between the GTD and the TD.

But thanks for your input which I didn't find helpful at all. =)
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Okay thanks for the input guys. I am in fact going to get the GTD, looks like a solid board with good overall performance. Will see what it does with Bulldozer in future, but if I need a new one I'll just sell it off to some random lucky gamer.

Thanks!
Edited by frannyvox - 4/5/11 at 3:23am
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Okay thanks for the input guys. I am in fact going to get the GTD, looks like a solid board with good overall performance. Will see what it does with Bulldozer in future, but if I need a new one I'll just sell it off to some random lucky gamer.

Thanks!
Yep thats a good choice at a good price and it's compatible with Bulldozer: http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/

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