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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 or M5A99X EVO R2.0?

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December 11, 2012 9:31:46 AM

Hi I I am looking at the M5A99X EVO R2.0 and the M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and I really dont see many differences other than one having an extra sata port. They are about the same price. If anybody has any input I would be appreciate the help. I just wanna OC the fx-8350 and would like to find out which board is supposed to be better. Or if nothing else just understand better the differences. Thank you.


Ps, i dont care about any other board, these are the only ones that really match my color scheme and budget. Thanks
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December 11, 2012 6:09:17 PM

They're both based on the same chipset, so they should both work equally well as far as OC concerns go. The differences will be in things like you already mentioned, extra SATA ports.
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December 11, 2012 6:16:54 PM

I have the 99FX Pro R2.0- it's really identical in most every way to the 99X Evo R2.0, except for the ability to run dual graphics cards at 16x on the FX (8x for dual cards on the Evo). Basically, if you are planning on crossfiring a pair of high-end GPU's, it may benefit you to get the FX Pro. I only went with it over the Evo because the Evo R2.0 wasn't in stock, and there is a big improvement in the power phasing from the first generation to the R2.0 boards. Actually, I would have been far better served by the Evo R2.0, as I have a PCI-E wireless card, and the single slot provided on the FX is blocked by a large GPU, while the Evo has a second such slot available.
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December 11, 2012 8:32:56 PM

Thanks for the information. I do have 2 7000 series cards that I will be using so good thing you pointed that out, I didnt even notice. 99fx pro it is. Thanks again.
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April 14, 2014 8:02:32 AM

ocmusicjunkie said:
I have the 99FX Pro R2.0- it's really identical in most every way to the 99X Evo R2.0, except for the ability to run dual graphics cards at 16x on the FX (8x for dual cards on the Evo). Basically, if you are planning on crossfiring a pair of high-end GPU's, it may benefit you to get the FX Pro. I only went with it over the Evo because the Evo R2.0 wasn't in stock, and there is a big improvement in the power phasing from the first generation to the R2.0 boards. Actually, I would have been far better served by the Evo R2.0, as I have a PCI-E wireless card, and the single slot provided on the FX is blocked by a large GPU, while the Evo has a second such slot available.


I know this discussion is quite old by now, but I'm upgrading and going with the EVO board. It was a tough decision. Just thought I should point out that you can plug a PCIe x1 board into any socket, it just won't fill the slot. I had done so, because of the same GPU issue, with an X-Fi Titanium sound board and it worked perfectly fine.
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