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Windows 7: Which motherboard out of these two?

01 Dec 2010   #1
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Which motherboard out of these two?

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

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Out of these two its in my budget range which should I get? or any other you recommend in the price range?

Im going to be putting a amd phenom II x6 1055t and 8gbs of ram in it also a GTX 460 Which would be worth the money?


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01 Dec 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Asus get's my vote.
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01 Dec 2010   #3
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Between this two,I'll say Asus.
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01 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the little price difference, I would also vote for the Asus. Hard to go wrong with them. And in any case, Newegg is very good in helping you out if things do not work out.
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01 Dec 2010   #5
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im looking really hard at the ASUS what about the x16/x4 Is it better than x8/x8? Just wondering because in the future I might switch to ATI

Also whats the difference in 870 and 880g? Just the onboard graphics?
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01 Dec 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

880G is the Northbridge chip. Newer than the 870.

This is the on board graphics for the ASUS- ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Click the Details tab on the newegg page.
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01 Dec 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I too say go for ther ASUS.


x16/x4 means that with one Video Card, that card will get its maiximum bandwidth allowed, which is x16.

If you add a second card, the first gets its full badwidth of x16 but the second card only gets x4.

Generally speaking, if you have intentions of Crossfiring or SLI multiple video cards, you really would be better off getting a board that offers x16/x16.
Although they are more expensive.


But for a single GPU, the ASUS will be a excellent board. It can do Crossfire or SLI, just not as well as aboard specifically designed to make the most of it.

As far as what brand you prefer, it will not matter if its ATI or Nvidia for a single card setup. Although staying w/ATI may offer the option of a Hybrid crossfire ..
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01 Dec 2010   #8
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I too say go for ther ASUS.


x16/x4 means that with one Video Card, that card will get its maiximum bandwidth allowed, which is x16.

If you add a second card, the first gets its full badwidth of x16 but the second card only gets x4.

Generally speaking, if you have intentions of Crossfiring or SLI multiple video cards, you really would be better off getting a board that offers x16/x16.
Although they are more expensive.


But for a single GPU, the ASUS will be a excellent board. It can do Crossfire or SLI, just not as well as aboard specifically designed to make the most of it.

As far as what brand you prefer, it will not matter if its ATI or Nvidia for a single card setup. Although staying w/ATI may offer the option of a Hybrid crossfire ..
the Asus motherboard can do both crossfire and SLI o.o?
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01 Dec 2010   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Asus site for the board. More info if you want.

Mike

So you can't use the white slot with Crossfire. SLI is not mentioned so may not be supported.
Quote:
The PCIe x1 slot shares the bandwidth with the PCIe x16_2 slot. Due to the CrossFireX™ limitation, DO NOT use the PCIe x1 slot when you install two CrossFireX™ graphics cards on both the PCIe x16 slots to set up a CrossFireX™ configuration
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01 Dec 2010   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Genesis4455 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I too say go for ther ASUS.


x16/x4 means that with one Video Card, that card will get its maiximum bandwidth allowed, which is x16.

If you add a second card, the first gets its full badwidth of x16 but the second card only gets x4.

Generally speaking, if you have intentions of Crossfiring or SLI multiple video cards, you really would be better off getting a board that offers x16/x16.
Although they are more expensive.


But for a single GPU, the ASUS will be a excellent board. It can do Crossfire or SLI, just not as well as aboard specifically designed to make the most of it.

As far as what brand you prefer, it will not matter if its ATI or Nvidia for a single card setup. Although staying w/ATI may offer the option of a Hybrid crossfire ..
the Asus motherboard can do both crossfire and SLI o.o?
Actually looks like just Crossfire support. Sorry about that.
But with a single card, it will not matter what brand you choose. Just go with whichever you personally prefer.
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