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Do I need 970 for 990fx chipset to run AMD FX 8350?

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January 4, 2013 11:24:30 AM

Hey people

Do I need motherboard with AMD 970 or 990FX chipset to run AMD FX 8350 CPU?

I'm thinking of buying this M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard. But it's chipset is 760G but I'm not too sure if it's compatible with 8350 CPU. but it says it can support FX processor.

The motherboard details can be found here

http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB3...

Cheers guys
January 4, 2013 11:31:16 AM

The Chipset Doesn't Really Matter As Much, It's The Socket You Want To Find Out :)  And As That Mobo Is Socket AM3+, It Will Support It :) 
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January 16, 2013 12:06:34 PM

That mobo is supported for you cpu. But you should consider 990 as its better for oc and other stuff.
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January 16, 2013 12:17:36 PM

Either supports AM3+ and thus FX parts.

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That mobo is supported for you cpu. But you should consider 990 as its better for oc and other stuff.


"other stuff" well that would refer to connectivity and features the motherboards present, since 990FX represents the highest end chipset its boards tend to have more of said connectivity and features suck as faster and more PCI-e 2.0 slots, More SATA and USB connectors, Frontside USB3.0, Faster DIMMS and obviously higher phase VRM design for clocking and a few other bells and whistles.


As for OC...well that is not necessarily true, a 970XA UD3 clocks more than a 990FXA UD3 from tests run, not all boards and chips clock the same OCing is never a reason to buy a board.
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January 16, 2013 12:36:17 PM

andy_pandy said:
Hey people

Do I need motherboard with AMD 970 or 990FX chipset to run AMD FX 8350 CPU?

I'm thinking of buying this M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard. But it's chipset is 760G but I'm not too sure if it's compatible with 8350 CPU. but it says it can support FX processor.

The motherboard details can be found here

http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB3...

Cheers guys

I have that board in the non M version , full size , it's a good board that supports the fx chips . I like it because you can run it without the need of a separate video card if you want . Other than that you can overclock the cpu easily , I don't go for extreme overclocks though , just stable oc for best performance .
In fact I like it better than the cheap MSI 970g 46 it replaced .
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January 17, 2013 3:29:39 PM

@sarinaide, but 970 chip supports upto 4800mt/s HT where 990 supports 5200mt/s. For more pci-e card, you will need that. As AMD said, there maybe some performance hamper due to low HT of 970. Though it will bottleneck any way.
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January 18, 2013 4:18:12 AM

Its a cheaper chipset against a highend chipset, that said if you are buying a 970 it is because you are on a budget and so a Highend GPU is similarly out the question.

My suggestion to the user is;

1]

FX 4300/4170
Gigabyte GA970XA UD3
DDR3 1600 (8GB kit)
HD7850

2]

FX 6300
ASUS M5990X Evo
DDR3 1600 (8GB kit)
HD7870 GE
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January 19, 2013 10:29:09 AM

My suggestion is to stay away from AMD process for gaming. Get an i3-2100 instead. Some game will bottleneck in amd cpu anyway. No matter how much you overclock, there will be high bottleneck even with 6770.

So with 5200mt/s instead of 4800mt/s, there will less bottleneck as it will need to send instruction to gpu.
August 3, 2013 11:36:35 PM

mubin said:
My suggestion is to stay away from AMD process for gaming. Get an i3-2100 instead. Some game will bottleneck in amd cpu anyway. No matter how much you overclock, there will be high bottleneck even with 6770.

So with 5200mt/s instead of 4800mt/s, there will less bottleneck as it will need to send instruction to gpu.


While I will admit that Intel does have better performance per core, why would you even think to suggest an i3 over the 8350? While yes it does have better single core performance (slightly) it gets dominated on literally every other level. Either you're trolling or extreme fanboy.

Comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3220-vs-AMD-FX-83...
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August 6, 2013 10:17:09 AM

salexh1995 said:
mubin said:
My suggestion is to stay away from AMD process for gaming. Get an i3-2100 instead. Some game will bottleneck in amd cpu anyway. No matter how much you overclock, there will be high bottleneck even with 6770.

So with 5200mt/s instead of 4800mt/s, there will less bottleneck as it will need to send instruction to gpu.


While I will admit that Intel does have better performance per core, why would you even think to suggest an i3 over the 8350? While yes it does have better single core performance (slightly) it gets dominated on literally every other level. Either you're trolling or extreme fanboy.

Comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3220-vs-AMD-FX-83...


Well, i3 is very good for the price and has great upgrade path to gaming beast like i5/i7, which is way better than any amd processor.
November 6, 2013 11:48:55 PM

mubin said:
salexh1995 said:
mubin said:
My suggestion is to stay away from AMD process for gaming. Get an i3-2100 instead. Some game will bottleneck in amd cpu anyway. No matter how much you overclock, there will be high bottleneck even with 6770.

So with 5200mt/s instead of 4800mt/s, there will less bottleneck as it will need to send instruction to gpu.


While I will admit that Intel does have better performance per core, why would you even think to suggest an i3 over the 8350? While yes it does have better single core performance (slightly) it gets dominated on literally every other level. Either you're trolling or extreme fanboy.

Comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3220-vs-AMD-FX-83...


Well, i3 is very good for the price and has great upgrade path to gaming beast like i5/i7, which is way better than any amd processor.


Do you hear that? that's the sound of all credibility you had dissipating into thin air...
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