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June 3, 2010 6:29:06 PM

Hello all! It's time for a small, modest upgrade. My rig from 2004 is finally given up the ghost. Question is this, I am going to be going with an AMD X3 435 chip, and looking to pair it with a board. To keep it slightly future proof I want to do a 2 x PCI Express 16x slot motherboard, but have fallen behind in tech times a bit and don't know if it's worth paying more for a board that has 2x x16 slots, or if a x16 + x8 slot is sufficient for throwing in a matching video card in the future. Asus or Gigabyte are my preferred brands, having had to replace my current MSI board three times in the last 5 years has left me a bit...bitter.

Asus I was looking at..
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Thanks for any suggestions

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June 3, 2010 8:41:59 PM

I would make the jump to the 890GX, so you can be little more future proof with USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s. Here would be my two recommendations.... AMD 890GX Motherboards.

These boards provide acceptable Crossfire performance with x8,x8 which is only roughly a 4% decrease in performance from x16,x16.
June 3, 2010 9:39:34 PM

tecmo34 said:
I would make the jump to the 890GX, so you can be little more future proof with USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s. Here would be my two recommendations.... AMD 890GX Motherboards.

These boards provide acceptable Crossfire performance with x8,x8 which is only roughly a 4% decrease in performance from x16,x16.


Thank you tecmo34, exactly the information I was looking for with x8,x8 vs x16,x16, but couldnt find!

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