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FX 8320 + Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 vs FX 8350 + Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P?

Both will be overclocked with a Hyper 212 evo? Any other combo, the cheaper board has an 8+2 power phase.
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  1. Either will do unless you are planning dual GPU's then the 990FXA UD3 is the way to go the 970 will be just as good using single GPU.
  2. The UD3P is the best budget 970 board available for the 8320 and 8350 , it has a 8+2 power phase = Great fit.
  3. I'd go with the 970 as the only things you lose is a few bells and whistles and the ability to do SLI ;D If that's a turnoff for you then the 990FX chipset will be better...
    Just know that you can run dual GPU setup on the 970 as well it just doesn't support Nvidia SLI, Crossfire is all good!
  4. rolli59 said:
    Either will do unless you are planning dual GPU's then the 990FXA UD3 is the way to go the 970 will be just as good using single GPU.


    The 970 chipset does support Dual GPU setups... It supports AMD Crossfire, but not Nvidia SLI ;D
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    Krister Arvesen said:
    rolli59 said:
    Either will do unless you are planning dual GPU's then the 990FXA UD3 is the way to go the 970 will be just as good using single GPU.


    The 970 chipset does support Dual GPU setups... It supports AMD Crossfire, but not Nvidia SLI ;D

    CF at X16 or X4 has on average 10% performance penalty over doing it at X8 X8 therefore should not be used as a basis for dual card setups on a new build. Different story if you already have the board and just looking for a graphics boost.
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