Originally Posted by Ceadderman;13217787
:eh-smileyHuh? I wouldn't be handicapping anything dropping a BD CPU on my board. This has been hashed and rehashed to death. The ONLY FEATURE I WOULD BE LOSING IS POWER MANAGEMENT
... you know, the CNQ
stuff that as an overclocker I would never miss anyway?
If I weren't already on Crosshair IV, and I was shopping for a board do you think I would buy Gigabytes only AM3+ entrant (GA-880GMA-USB3
) at $105, or still buy the Formula which has more features even though it's "handicapping" the AM3+ CPU?
C'mon man, I don't think you're meaning it in the way you wrote it but anyone that is serious about overclocking isn't going to give a rats furry behind about losing CnQ and other power management features.
Hell I don't even have sleep enabled on my monitor or my sig rig and I'm not overclocking. I have and I can, I just have some issues I want ironed out first before I get into it. I want my Loop to keep the NB under control.
It is not confirmed by anyone (at AMD, nor mobo manufacturers) that your only losing power management. That is only an assumption at this time. FSB/HT/NB speeds have not been confirmed, nor much else performance wise of the 990FX mb's (much less, confirmed on BD itself). The only confirmation so far, is that SLI will be liscenced on the new mb's.
What we also know, is that it will have native support for DDR3 1866. Which my ram is quite capable of, and more. Sure, minor performance increase. But still greater. So assuming you're not going to lose performance by staying with the older mb's isn't a quantified fact. To think that there won't be any other difference but the socket between 890 & 990 chipset mobo's, is slightly foolish. AMD & the mobo manufacturers would be even more so, if they didn't push the envelope with the new boards.
But hey, it may turn out there isn't much difference at all. My surmising may be entirely incorrect. Point is, you cant assume that everything about the two is going to be more or less =/=.
But, no. I don't give two ****'s about CnQ, C1E, or any other power managment feature.
My version of power management is just turning off my system.
Originally Posted by Krusher33;13217817
By that time AM4 will be out. /sarcasm
For real though, I went that route a couple of times the last 4 years. I got an AM2 board knowing it will support AM2+ later. By the time I was ready to purchase an AM2+ chip, AM3 is out. Now that I finally got my AM3 set up, AM3+ is coming out. I wouldn't doubt the next socket type will be out before I'm ready to buy a AM3+ chip.
Lol! I'm sure you're not the only one that happened too. Keeping up with the newest (newer) tech is always a pain in the....heh, posterior. Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/21/11 at 1:27pm