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Help me decide (790X or 870)

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August 24, 2010 3:43:30 PM

So after a ton of trying I finally got my old motherboard (Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P) to coop with the new CPU (AMD Phenom II X6 1055T) by installing the newest BETA BIOS version. But with it the graphic would completely freeze up the whole system as fast as Nvidia driver initializes it's 3D acceleration engine. I went mad trying to get it to work the whole weekend then finally gave up and ordered a new board.

Today Gigabyte support sent me their latest-not released BETA bios version and the damn thing fixed everything! It works!

Now I'm stuck with a brand new motherboard unsure if it's a good idea to install it or not. My old board is quite powerful as it is if it wasn't for the stupid BIOS issues.

Based on what I heard of the 790 chipset belongs to medium-high range of the 700 series while 870 is a bit on the mideum side of the 800 series.

So, Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P (old) or ASUS M4A87TD USB3 (new)? Which do you guys think is better?

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August 24, 2010 6:30:20 PM

newer is usually better more personel preference though? depends what one you want to use.
August 24, 2010 8:05:16 PM

I paid around £150 for my current board and the new one costs £100 so I figured the new one might not press on as good as my old one.
Anybody knows how well the newer 870 chipset fares with the old 790X? If they're about the same then i will be upgrading for the USB 3 capacity.
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August 24, 2010 8:33:26 PM

the 790x is better cause it has more slots
August 24, 2010 9:06:57 PM

What about performance wise?
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