but still biggy companies like Giga, Asus kept quite after announcement People are expecting something special from these guys on New platform so its up to u whether u want to go with ASROCK or wait till mid-of-june
Current available chipsets may or may not support Bulldozer.. And even if they do, there is every possibility of one or some features disabled.. Best to wait till the actual launch of the Bulldozer.. On the other hand if you already have the 965 and are willing to take a chance then get one with the 890FX chipset..
that is the board i was looking at and will probably go with, unless someone else releases a high end AM3+ board.
so is ASRock a good reliable brand?
Just from my own experience.... My website www.audiothor.com was not bringing in as much money as I hoped (there is a recessionI guess) and I wanted a new gaming PC now so self build was the way to go. I chose this board as it was one of the first available in the UK with the AM3+ socket and supporting 1866mhz ddr3 RAM. I couldn't see much advantage to waiting for the 990 chipset boards plus I'm not able to afford a Zambezi 8 core until my next upgrade (maybe early next year).
This was my first self build so I was nervous when I put it all together but it worked first time and, being a big kid at heart - I now have a PC that plays Crysis Warhead at 40 - 80 FPS with everything on full and an upgrade path for the foreseeable future.
Actually, now all the 990 boards are trickling out the initial reports seem to show there isn't that much of a jump from my 890 chipset anyway so hopefully I'll have made the right decision in my impatience...
If you look on gigabytes website, they have put up 990 chipsets. I guess its just a matter of time until they are available to purchase.
I would really like to buy now, because im using a laptop with a Nvidia 103m, kinda sucks. If im going to buy anything, it will be a AM3+ board. I just dont want a new AMD cpu to be released that wont work on the new AM3+ socket.
And what are the differences between the 880 and the 890, It has already been stated that there isnt much of a difference between the 890 and the 990 except for the SLI capability. I would like to know what I loose by going with the 880 instead of the 890/990
Well, what Ive found is, yes, the number of PCI, express, SATA/PATA slots. Thats pretty much the main difference. the 890/990 may have some unlocking/overclocking abilities that arent available in the lower model boards. But really, performance wise they are pretty much the same.
I'm still reluctant to risk MSI, although supposedly they are much improved. The brand I buy most often is ASRock, but Asus may get my money this time. I'm budget conscious, but definitely want a premium product.
Downloaded Daemon Tools, so one reason for the Crosshair V just went away. Pending what ASRock comes out with, unless it has similar features and the same FIVE year warranty, I'll be ordering the Sabertooth by tomorrow.