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February 13, 2014 6:20:33 AM

MSI 990FX-GD65 Motherboard

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MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard

i know that second one is better but i need to know full difference between them

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a b V Motherboard
February 13, 2014 7:31:44 AM

GD65:
-- 2 PCIe 2.0 x16, 4 x1 slots
-- 8 USB 2.0 ports in rear

GD80:
-- 2 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x8, 1 x4, 2 x1 slots
-- 6 USB 2.0, 2 eSATA, 1 IEEE 1394 ports in rear
-- Supports 3-way SLI

Other than that, they're identical: 6 SATA III controllers, 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back, support 2-way SLI/CrossFire, 4 dual-channel RAM slots (max of 8GB/slot, 32GB overall), support RAID 0/1/5/10, 6 audio ports plus Optical & Coaxial SPDIF ports, & built-in Gigabit LAN port.

Note that, while the descriptions claim that the GD80 doesn't support FX-series processors, the Support tab lists the FX-series as being supported on the board.

Also, while the GD80V2 seems nearly identical to the GD80, the GD65V2 is not (has 1 x16 and 1 x8 PCIe slot in place of the 2 x16 slots; only supports FX-41xx/61xx/81xx series processors at best).
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February 13, 2014 7:38:13 AM

I will recommend to get ASUS or gigabyte 990 chipset MB, like Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0, Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 or Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, and the better one like Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0.
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February 13, 2014 7:47:27 AM

spdragoo said:
Note that, while the descriptions claim that the GD80 doesn't support FX-series processors, the Support tab lists the FX-series as being supported on the board.


but it support fx series in GD80 Description

and can you tell which can give best sound quality

and i am not buying ASUS mobo because it is out of my budget and the lower one are worst

i was planing to buy MSI 990FXA-GD65 Motherboard which is best in budget


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a b V Motherboard
February 13, 2014 8:58:34 AM

Yes, that's what I was saying: the specs list didn't show FX-series support, but their CPU support list did list the FX-series (at least up through FX-8350).

Soundwise, they both have identical chipsets (990FX/SB950 southbridge) & have identical specs, so they should have identical sound quality.

As for price, unfortunately pcpartpicker.com only lists the GD65V2 ($137.27 USD) & GD80V2 ($171.49 USD) models as being available. Newegg.com has the GD80 available ($162), but lists the GD65V2 as out of stock. Amazon lists 2 available for $99, but they're listed as used, with 5 of the GD65V2 in stock for $129.99.

Budget-wise, the GD65 is probably better if you don't need eSATA/1394 ports, or if you're not planning on 3-way SLI now/in the near future. However, if you can't find it, then I would recommend considering something like Gigabyte's GA-990FXA-UD3 board, for the same price & performance.
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