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As the title suggests, which would you prefer?

RULES!! 8D

- Disregard the price and the preferred place of purchase; let's say God dropped by your home and he'd be giving you one of these babies.

- God also gave you a Phenom II 955 BE for it.

Here's the Extreme 3:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...0GX%20Extreme3

Here's the Pro 3:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...l=890GX%20Pro3


Thaaaanks!! 8D
post #2 of 10
Asrock 890GX Extreme3 has a 8+2 power phase.
Asrock 890GX PRO3 has 4+1 power phase.
I would go with Asrock 890GX Extreme3.
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better power phase on the extreme3 but i prefer the pcie spacing on the pro3.

i would go for a am3+ ready board though.
like the 890gx extreme 4 rev 2.0
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...xtreme4%20R2.0

or the 870 extreme3 rev 2.0
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...xtreme3%20R2.0
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Hi not sure if this is silly question but I need to know will this ASRock 890GX Extreme3 support Nvidia SLI , ie 2 GTX460 cards?
I,m not up on all the new tech boards.
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i would go for more phases that can help out with reliability and overclock ability
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Hi not sure if this is silly question but I need to know will this ASRock 890GX Extreme3 support Nvidia SLI , ie 2 GTX460 cards?
I,m not up on all the new tech boards.
Out of the box? No, it will not. With SLI hack? Yes, most certainly.


Now, why not wait a little while and get 990FX/990GX setup instead? Then you'd have to buy an AM3+ CPU too, but I don't think they'll be so expensive.

I would wait
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thanks
I have not tried the sli hack, is it stable?
I already have this 890gx board, with 1 gtx460, I wanted to get 1 more gtx460 to try sli out,

Found it "SLI Hack" http://xdevs.com/e107_plugins/conten...php?content.30

Looks interesting hope it works for me. Thanks for the help Whiteprqjser
Edited by viking88 - 5/1/11 at 6:29am
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by borgoise View Post
As the title suggests, which would you prefer?

RULES!! 8D

- Disregard the price and the preferred place of purchase; let's say God dropped by your home and he'd be giving you one of these babies.

- God also gave you a Phenom II 955 BE for it.

Here's the Extreme 3:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...0GX%20Extreme3

Here's the Pro 3:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...l=890GX%20Pro3


Thaaaanks!! 8D
The Extreme3 has 8+2 Power Phases, so that's the obvious choice.

I recently built a setup for at friend running the Extreme3 mobo, Phenom II X4 955 BE and 2x Radeon HD6850's, and he's LOVING it Runs everything at max

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thanks
I have not tried the sli hack, is it stable?
I already have this 890gx board, with 1 gtx460, I wanted to get 1 more gtx460 to try sli out,

Found it "SLI Hack" http://xdevs.com/e107_plugins/conten...php?content.30

Looks interesting hope it works for me. Thanks for the help Whiteprqjser
The SLI hack should work flawlessly I do believe there's a list of supported motherboards
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890GX PRO3 is AM3+ ready.... just a thought
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890GX PRO3 is AM3+ ready.... just a thought
Still wouldn't say that makes it worth it...

I mean, I would rather want a 990FX setup for an AM3+ setup
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