Currently have a GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard with a Phenom IIx4 965BE CPU. I would like to get the new Phenom IIx6 1090TBE CPU. What I would like to know is should I upgrade my MB at the same time to this board GA-890FXA-UD5. I do some encoding, gaming etc...
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  1. your board is fine just update bios and enjoy 6 cores of freedom the advantage of the 890 fx and 790 fx are marginal at best
  2. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    U have a very solid mobo that support the X6 1090T BE with a BIOS update, so, u don't need upgrade ur mobo to a $180 mobo if with ur current mobo u can have a very similar performance that with the new 890FXA-UD5.

    Save ur money or buy another different thing like a SSD or another GPU for Crossfire, those a upgrades that can add more performance to ur rig.
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