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Windows 7: Which motherboard out of these two?

01 Dec 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
880G is the Northbridge chip. Newer than the 870.
No it isn't. In fact that Asus board isn't much more than the older 785G with USB3 support due to the SB710 South Bridge, and doesn't even support SATA6 (if that is important).

The Asrock on the other hand does have the newer 870 on it with the SB 850 and does support SATA6.

You can see what the differnt 7xx and 8xx chipsets are here,

AMD 700 chipset series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AMD 800 chipset series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That said if you're not going to use the onboard video and SATA6 is a consideration, then the Asrock is the one to get. That or something like this one for just a few $$ more,

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


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02 Dec 2010   #12
Hieronymos

Windows7Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ASUS here...
has ob HDMI as well...

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02 Dec 2010   #13
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which is better 16x and 4x or 8x 8x??
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02 Dec 2010   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

The Asus looks really good but......... the Asrock has a higher clock speed of ddr3

I don't know how much this will influence you're decision if you don't plan to crossfire and you want to get the best out of the cpu yeah Asus would be golden also they have OC support

Asrock mobo is lacking a few things in that respect the 6gb sata is usefull

but like the previous post it is up to you and how you will use the unit that will decide to the board
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02 Dec 2010   #15
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
880G is the Northbridge chip. Newer than the 870.
No it isn't. In fact that Asus board isn't much more than the older 785G with USB3 support due to the SB710 South Bridge, and doesn't even support SATA6 (if that is important).

The Asrock on the other hand does have the newer 870 on it with the SB 850 and does support SATA6.

You can see what the differnt 7xx and 8xx chipsets are here,

AMD 700 chipset series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AMD 800 chipset series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That said if you're not going to use the onboard video and SATA6 is a consideration, then the Asrock is the one to get. That or something like this one for just a few $$ more,

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

I actually think stormy pretty much put this to bed
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13 Dec 2010   #16
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey again, is there any sli boards for am3 that are in the range of 90-100?
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13 Dec 2010   #17
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

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13 Dec 2010   #18
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

This might sound odd but AsRock gets my vote.

AsRock is a subsidiary of ASUS usually using lower quality parts but because the motherboard shown there is an Extreme Edition this means it's technically an ASUS board with all quality parts intact.

EDit: The AsRock board has SB850 south-bridge which has onboard SATA-600 and USB 3.0, which would cost an extra $40 US for a PCI-e card and taking up one precious PCI-e slot which can be used a PCI-e soundcard instead.

The ASUS board on the other hand has a newer 880G north-bridge which has nothing new compared to the 870 found on the AsRock except for the onboard HD 4250 in which case the OP said he's getting a GTX 460 anyway (GTX 460 has HDMI).

Both boards have the same audio chipset ALC892 and good heatsinks for the north/south-bridge and mosfets.

As weird as it sounds, AsRock on this one. You can thank me when SATA-600 and USB 3.0 becomes standard for hard drives and peripherals in 2011 onwards.


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13 Dec 2010   #19
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks liquid im really looking at that MB that stormy put up, is it better to crossfire/sli or spend the money on one good card??
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13 Dec 2010   #20
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
This might sound odd but AsRock gets my vote.

AsRock is a subsidiary of ASUS usually using lower quality parts but because the motherboard shown there is an Extreme Edition this means it's technically an ASUS board with all quality parts intact.

The AsRock board has SB850 south-bridge which has onboard SATA-600 and USB 3.0, which would cost an extra $40 US for a PCI-e card.

The ASUS board on the other hand has a newer 880G north-bridge which has nothing new compared to the 870 found on the AsRock except for the onboard HD 4250 in which case the OP said he's getting a GTX 460 anyway (GTX 460 has HDMI).

Both boards have the same audio chipset ALC892 and good heatsinks for the north/south-bridge and mosfets.

As weird as it sounds, AsRock on this one. You can thank me when SATA-600 and USB 3.0 becomes standard for hard drives and peripherals in 2011 onwards.



@nemix Yup now between the asrock 870 and the gigabyte ga-870 the reason I kind of don't like asrock because I've read a lot of OC issues etc, I want to OC the phenom II x6 1055t to 3.5-4.0 after getting a corsair h50 or 70 and it is true that everything will turn SATA-600 and USB 3.0 which out of these two do you think is the better deal?

asrock870 Newegg.com - ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


Or

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Thanks for everyone's help I'm buying it tonight =D
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