Closed 990FX vs 970 Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Product Last response: April 29, 2013 2:11 AM in Motherboards Share DavidHK February 17, 2013 4:42:23 AM Buying a new motherboard and was interested in the ASRock EXTREME3. There is a $95 one that has the 970 chipset and a 120 one that has the 990FX chipset. Running on windows 7 1600x900 with AMD 6300 6 core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz turbo) cpu Links: 970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 990FX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (10% off promo code so only 108 for 970FX) More about : 990fx 970 Best solution ShadyHamster a b V Motherboard February 17, 2013 4:51:40 AM The 990FX board has a better set of features. Two questions, will you ever be overclocking? and, do you ever plan to run SLI or Crossfire? If yes to either question go with the 990FX board, if no to both questions the 970 board will be fine. Share DavidHK February 17, 2013 4:53:36 AM Best answer selected by DavidHK. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SoumyaHD April 29, 2013 2:11:26 AM But msi 970A-G46 also have SLI and crossfire support . Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P vs ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Forum SolvedASRock 970 extreme 4 vs 990FX extreme 3 Forum Solved970 vs 990FX Forum Solved970 vs 990FX? Chipsets, RAM speeds and usb 3.0 Forum Solved990FX vs 970 any advantage besides SLI? Forum Solved970 vs 990FX Forum ASRock 990FX Extreme3 VS GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Forum (ANSWER FAST PLEASE)ASRock 970 EXTREME4 Vs ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Forum SolvedASRock 990FX Extreme3, ASUS M5A97 EVO or Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P?? Forum SolvedAMD 970 NB to AMD 990FX NB Forum Solved970, 990x, 990fx Forum SolvedUpgrade my Gigabyte 970 MB to a ASRock 990FX ? Forum SolvedDifference between 990fx and 970? Forum SolvedFX 8320 with 970 or 990FX chipset? Forum OCing MOBO 970 or 990fx Forum ASRock 970 Extreme4 or ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Forum AMD 970 or 990FX - 2 or 4 dimms? Forum What Chipset or Chipsets supports Overclocking, the 970, 990X,or 990FX Forum Do I need 970 for 990fx chipset to run AMD FX 8350? Forum AMD 970, 990fx Question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !