Which motherboard is better of these two? Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 vs 970A SLI Krait Edition

Among these, which one is the best?

Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 Motherboard AMD AM3+

970A SLI Krait Edition

They both seem around the same price, though the M5A99X seems to be worth a little more. But, if cost is disregarded, which one is better?

Also, they are both equally capable of having an FX-8350 in them as they are both AM3+'s correct? If not, which would hold the FX-8350 better?
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  1. Please don't tell me you're do a 8350 build. Do a Ryzen or I3/I5 build, the FX chip is dead, the AM3+ socket is dead, everything is going DDR4.
  2. I was just about to say 'go for Ryzen' but then wanted to check first.

    Here are two video reviews comparing FX 8350 against Ryzen 1700 and 1400 on some games:

    Against 1700 : https://youtu.be/TaPU0gzh3S8
    Against 1400 : https://youtu.be/svELJ15PGPQ

    Well guess what??

    On a GTX 1060 the frame rates are around 5-10% less, but also around 5-10 fps less ALL ABOVE 60 fps !!!

    As long as the GPU is GTX 1060 class ( you seem to have two SLI capable NVIDIA GPU's looking at your mobo alternatives) and you already have FX 8350, I don't see any point of switching to Ryzen - and paying additional money for new CPU and new RAM. If you need new CPU though, go for Ryzen.

    And for your original question: MSI one. As it has 10 Gbps USB 3.1 port and looks cleaner and more current. Asus one looks like ' 2005 chic' in 2017 - it would be embarrassing to be seen out with that mobo!

    Note: all these games have memory usage above 8 GB, so if you do not have already, you might consider upgrading to 16 GB RAM.
  3. The krait has pish poor quality vrm's.
    Fancy looks & features but on a quality level the Asus is just massively superior.
  4. Matt's right, the ASUS is much better. Don't know why some people can't just answer a simple question.
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