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August 17, 2009 8:19:05 AM

What advantages (if any) will I have in using a AM3 based mobo vs. AM2+ based mobo if my CPU was a Phenom II X3 710?

On a similar note, what would the advantages be if I use an AMD/ATI based GPU (like 4770 or 4850) on an AMD based mobo (like 780G or 790) vs. using a 9800GT (which I currently have)?
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August 17, 2009 8:42:51 AM

The hypertransport [inter cpu link] on the AM3 is wider than the AM2+ check it out at tiger or newegg under specifications or any good review site.
As for the video ,,some say that the AMD is optimized better for their cards rather than Nvidia,but that dosen't really make sense,that is from the pci-e view point as it is a standard to which the cards must be compliant,so maybe the diffirence might be in the chipset itself,I am currently running an 8800gt on an AMD 790 chipset and it seems to run just fine..:) 
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August 17, 2009 8:53:30 AM

the main advantage of the am3 is a more modern chipset that will be more future proof, and allow ddr3 memory
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August 17, 2009 2:32:19 PM

I got a 720BE for my 790GX. I don't feel at all compelled to replace it with an AM3 board. If I were buying new, I'd choose AM3 because it supports DDR3 RAM, but I wouldn't anticipate a big difference.
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August 17, 2009 2:38:44 PM

On any motherboard, you can use either a single ATI or single Nvidia.
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August 17, 2009 4:54:20 PM

Thanks to all those who replied
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