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April 23, 2010 8:46:04 AM

What's the best motherboard at the moment that supports USB 3.0?

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a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2010 9:42:15 AM

Depends which CPU and which CPU socket. This is overall, price, performance and features etc. overall.

For X58, it's the ASUS P6X58D Premium - because it's the only one, AFAIK.

For P55, it's the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro or LX if you're not using more than one graphic card.

As for AMD chipsets - most 890GX chipset based motherboards support USB 3.0, and some newer 770 and 790X boards support it too.
April 23, 2010 9:59:59 AM

I was thinking of an i7 920...but just wanted to see what's the best in general. I wouldn't mind looking at an equivalent CPU to fit the best board.

I think I remember seeing bad things about the P6X58D Premium and P7P55D-E Pro but can't recall what exactly.
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a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2010 10:06:25 AM

ASUS customer support? :lol: 

I know that the P7P55D-E Pro has obtained very good reviews, I'm not sure about the P6X58D Premium though - the board which you'd want if you want an i7 920, although it's better to get an i7 930.
April 23, 2010 10:22:34 AM

Hm...I was under the impression that the 920 whips the 930.

So 930 + P7P55D-E Pro > 920 + P6X58D Premium?
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2010 11:03:13 AM

intense_mc said:
Hm...I was under the impression that the 920 whips the 930.

So 930 + P7P55D-E Pro > 920 + P6X58D Premium?


i7 930/920 (LGA1366)+ P7P55D-E Pro (LGA1156) --> XXX
it doesn't match. i7 9xx needs a x58 chipset mobo. Buy the ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM. It's an amazing mobo and it has everything you can ask for.
If you want a P55 mobo, then buy a i7 8xx cpu.
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2010 11:41:25 AM

The i7 930 is only 133MHz better than the 920, and has a slightly higher multiplier. As said, i7 900 Bloomfields need a LGA 1366 motherboard, while i7 800 Lynnfields need a LGA 1156 motherboard. You're better off with the 860 if you aren't using RAM heavy apps and/or you are not intending to use more than two graphic cards.
April 24, 2010 8:54:42 AM

what about the 96x58-e what makes it worse than the premium?
July 14, 2010 2:58:57 AM

Lmeow said:
The i7 930 is only 133MHz better than the 920, and has a slightly higher multiplier. As said, i7 900 Bloomfields need a LGA 1366 motherboard, while i7 800 Lynnfields need a LGA 1156 motherboard. You're better off with the 860 if you aren't using RAM heavy apps and/or you are not intending to use more than two graphic cards.


I own both the 920 and 930, they both have the same # of multipliers, 22.

Although i7 920 is $30 less than the 930, only goes for $260 on Amazon.com

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