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Old 06-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Title: AMD 990FX: Prepping for Bulldozer
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"Recently,*AMD released its new line of*chipsets, the*900*series. In this editorial, we will discuss the high-end model, the 990FX.As a reader of Hardware Secrets, you are well aware that our goal is t..."

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Old 06-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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I didn't wait; I got an Asus Sabertooth 990FX and have been setting it up with a Phenom II X4 970 this weekend. I may or may not get a Bulldozer CPU; I'd probably like to, but by the time it comes out, the economic poo may have hit the fan, so I wouldn't care to predict its price or availability.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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Oh no doubt - not everyone cares to be on bleeding edge for the CPU side of things, but the benefit is the newer 990 boards are a bit more future-ready if Bulldozer turns out to be much better than anticipated. Some people are gonna want a new system and if you were going to buy an existing AMD processor anyway, then you would absolutely go the 990FX route regardless.

Plus..it just feels like a more "complete" version of the 890FX, similar to how Z68 is a more "complete" version of P67.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #4
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I just want a 990X mobo with the design of Gigabyte 790X one and, with a lower price. ^^

Very nice editorial, Rajiv !

And I have a question.. the SB950 isn't native for SATA 3 and USB 3 ?
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I just want a 990X mobo with the design of Gigabyte 790X one and, with a lower price. ^^

Very nice editorial, Rajiv !

And I have a question.. the SB950 isn't native for SATA 3 and USB 3 ?
Thanks I really appreciate it.

SB950 does have native SATA3, but not USB 3.0. That will be a major introduction of the upcoming A75 chipset for Llano processors (FM1) along with all the fancy APU stuff.
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Good review, but I still think I will get one of the new boards. At least I will have a motherboard I can upgrade the processor in the future. That is my biggest problem I have with Intel. They seem to change sockets faster than most people can keep up with.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:08 AM   #7
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... At least I will have a motherboard I can upgrade the processor in the future.
Just don't wait too long. Next year AM3+ and FM1 are scheduled to be replaced by FMx.

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