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Is the ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AMD 990FX ATX motherboard going to be compatible with the upcoming Intel Core i7-4790K Processor?

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June 21, 2014 9:10:58 PM

I recently bought a computer with the AMD-FX 9590 processor,
a GTX 750 ti GPU,
750watts of power,
and a ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AMD 990FX ATX motherboard.

I realllly wanna run shaders on minecraft with 100FPS flat. I am going to upgrade the processor to an i7-4790k when it comes out, so I am wondering if my motherboard can support it. Please reply as soon as you can, I am on a time crunch for returning it if I need another motherboard. :F
June 21, 2014 9:17:42 PM

That Motherboard is an AMD Chipset and the i7 4790K is Intel , You will need a new motherboard one that supports i7 , You should be looking at Z97 or H97 Motherboards.
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June 21, 2014 9:27:44 PM

Can I get an older model of intel, like the 4770k, or the 3770k?
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June 21, 2014 10:47:33 PM

ThePhantomOfMinecraft said:
Can I get an older model of intel, like the 4770k, or the 3770k?


Sorry, With Motherboards you either buy an Intel Chipset or an AMD Chipset. They arent compatible with each other, U can buy a Z87 Board and with a Bios update should take the newer i7 CPU, However an Intel Cpu wont work in an AMD socket and Vice-Versa...
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June 21, 2014 10:53:57 PM

ThePhantomOfMinecraft said:
Can I get an older model of intel, like the 4770k, or the 3770k?


The i7 3770k Would need an LGA 1155 (Z77) Motherboard, Which has been replaced with the newer LGA 1150 for the 4xxx CPU's (Z87 & Z97)
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June 23, 2014 7:33:45 AM

Intel and AMD are not compatible when it comes to CPU\Motherboard combos.
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