GA-990FXA-UD3 vs. Asus M5A99X EVO

By Atham
Jul 20, 2011
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  1. Which motherboard is better for this rig:

    CPU: AMD Phenom x6 1100T
    CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
    GPU: MSI RADEON R6950 Twin Frozr III - maybe will go crossfire in future.
    PSU: Corsair GS800
    HDD 1TB
    RAM 2x2GB RAM Dual channel Kingston DDR3

    Thanks in advance
  2. candyman1337

    candyman1337 TS Rookie


    I went with the Asus M5A99x EVO because I trust the brand and dont plan on running dual sli/crossfire

    In your situation, i would choose the GA-990FXA-UD3 if you want to run crossfire because it runs its at a full pci 2x16 with X16/x16 capability where the asus only runs a max of x8/x8 crossfire
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,424   +142

    Is this necessary?

    Does that matter?
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Gigabyte over Asus all day long.

    Stick around HK; tomorrow's post is all about memory! :D
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    In the end I've got to go with that; just ordered the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 over the ASUS Crosshair V Formula. Should have it next week :)
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I've opted for the GA-990XA-UD3 myself, as its unlikely at the moment I will be interested in more than 2-way CF (3rd GPU at 4x on this board). My next GPU will most likely be a HD6950/70 reference anyway, so two of these babies will be fine with pretty much anything.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    Keep in mind that even though you have extra PCI-E x16 slots, they are good for more than just graphics cards. They can also be used for PCI-E x1 or x4 expansion cards if you want.

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