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MSI's 890FX-GD70 motherboard brings next-gen SATA, USB and six PCIe x16 slots

By Matthew
Dec 11, 2009
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  1. Just to clarify for people that do not understand. You can plug in any PCI Express x1, x4, x8 & x16 expansion cards etc. in any PCIE x 16 slot. They are not limited to just PCIE x16 graphics cards. You can easily use a PCIE x1 SATA600 or WIFI card in a PCIE x16 slot or a PCIE x4 card in a PCIE x16 slot.
  2. You are wrong it is a true gen2 board with 4- 16x slots.....
  3. But Musting not crap
  4. Where's the NB chip?
  5. I wonder what speed they the slots will be limited to in a 6 card configuration...

    1 card = 16x
    2 cards = 8x
    3 cards = 4x
    4 cards = ????
    will it follow the trend? 16 > 8 > 4 > 2 > 1 > 0.5

    Alot of people making uneducated statements like the one above. If people would educate themselves before making statements such as above, they would know that the MSI 790FX motherboard with 4 slots, the 790FX-GD70, runs Dual CrossFire at 16X+16X and Quad CrossFire at 8X+8X+8X+8X. All they had to do was look at what the previous generation chipset, the 790FX, did and have a bit of common sense to extrapolate that this will at the very least have dual crossfire of 16X+16X on two of the slots and know that no motherboard with 16X PCI-E slots that run less than 4, much less at the ridiculous suggestion of 0.5. Must be alot of Intel fans here.
  6. This is a great post and shows how AMD fans are more aware of technology than many mind-numbed Intel fans are. All Intel has is a CPU technology but no compelling technology to support it.

    Meanwhile, AMD+ATI has very effective CPU technology, not necessarily the fastest, but far and away above just enough, and are developing great platforms to complement it.
  7. Its supposed to support 16x/16x/16x, 16x/16x/8x/8x, ?16x/8x/8x/8x/8x?, and ?8x/8x/8x/8x/8x/8x?. (?xxxxxx? means in theory)
  8. i need that MSI as u-ATX. Else i just as well go with http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/29767-asus-crosshair-iv-formula-am3-890fx-motherboard-sneak-peak.html
  9. will be using crossfire fool
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