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July 11, 2011 5:35:48 PM

I want to buy a new motherboard to be ready for Bulldozer/Zambezi.
I don't want to spend to much on it.
This is what i managed to find by now
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 109$
ASRock 890GM Pro3 R2.0 106$
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 106$
What should I buy? Also i will sell my video card..so i have to options...to buy after i buy a mobo.stay on the IGP from my old mobo or buy a mobo with IGP

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a c 107 V Motherboard
July 12, 2011 1:43:31 AM

The ASRock you chose isn't good, as it won't fully support all the features of the AM3+ CPUs. The only chipsets that do are 990FX, 990X, and 970.

There's only a $3 difference between the Gigabytes -- just get the UD3 board. You will need a discrete graphics card though.
July 12, 2011 7:32:01 AM

as far as i know the 900 chipset series don't have IGP...am i right?
And another thing the graphics card..the 900 series is also compatible with Nvidia SLI
So should i get a gtx or a hd 6000 series? i use 1080p resolution for gaming
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a c 107 V Motherboard
July 12, 2011 7:55:53 PM

No, the 9xx chipsets don't have an IGP. You will need a graphics card.

The Gigabytes aren't compatible with SLI -- that requires x8/x8 PCIe. The boards you list only have x4 for the second slot. You'd have to spend a bit more for SLI.

I'd recommend a GTX 570 or Radeon 6950 for 1920x1080 (1080p) gaming. I would also recommend a mainboard that can do CrossFire or SLI for the more demanding games now and in the future.
August 29, 2011 12:05:19 PM

My friend wants to get a new motherboard , am3+ support.But for the moment he doesn't have a video card...so he wants to get a motherboard with a igp.Will there be a big difference between the 900 chipset and 800 chipset in performance??
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