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Asus m4a79xtd-evo and msi 790gx-g65

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October 1, 2010 2:57:14 PM

Hi, i'm just going to buy one of these motherboards running with phenom ii x4 955
and i'm pretty confused between both and between the 2 brands (asus, msi)....if the difference is only for the vga so its ok coz i'm going to run a sapphire 5770 crossfire.!
and here's a link for both
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-130-...

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October 1, 2010 3:44:58 PM

Ok, i just found these 2 differences between the chipsets (790gx, 790x) in wikipedia
and i dont know if they mean big thing!

the 790gx:
Energy efficient Northbridge design
55 nm CMOS fabrication process manufactured by TSMC

and the 790x
Energy efficient Northbridge design
65 nm CMOS fabrication process manufactured by TSMC

so, will there be a noticeable difference between the 55 and 65 nm?
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October 1, 2010 4:22:24 PM

Go for the Asus..... it's much more reliable and and prettier to look at. :) 
But as an alternative I'd suggest go for this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
only difference is it's
North Bridge AMD 785G
South Bridge AMD SB710
But has a lot of other peripherals you can take more advantage of, like the 6Gb Sata and the 128MB Sideport mem and plus you can run a nice hybrid Crossfire setup ..... with a Phenom 955 that will certainly be a greater advantage then the products you plan on buying....
And I forgot the USB3....:) cheaper than both your options.....
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October 1, 2010 4:36:31 PM

If you need it,buy ie
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October 2, 2010 5:49:56 AM

alyoshka said:
Go for the Asus..... it's much more reliable and and prettier to look at. :) 
But as an alternative I'd suggest go for this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
only difference is it's
North Bridge AMD 785G
South Bridge AMD SB710
But has a lot of other peripherals you can take more advantage of, like the 6Gb Sata and the 128MB Sideport mem and plus you can run a nice hybrid Crossfire setup ..... with a Phenom 955 that will certainly be a greater advantage then the products you plan on buying....
And I forgot the USB3....:) cheaper than both your options.....


Yes it seems good, but the second PICE Slot is x4 only and i dont think that would be any good for crossfire coz i'm going to crossfire so i need at least 8x 8x mode!
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October 2, 2010 7:02:27 AM

Kaspro, the primary difference between 790X and 790GX is the GX has a built-in graphics chip. Aside from that feature, everything else is basically identical.

As for the CrossFire x8-x8 vs x8-x4 argument, it's been proven again and again that the actual performance difference is minimal.

If I were choosing from the two boards you've chosen, I'd choose the ASUS. That said, if I were looking for a board, I'd probably seek out something entirely different.

As alyoshka pointed out, SATA III and USB 3 are available in other boards in that price range. If those are features that interest you, perhaps you should continue looking for alternative boards.
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October 2, 2010 5:56:01 PM

Even though I had to get an MSI board because of my budget I had wanted an Asus board over all of the other ones I had looked at.
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