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

Among these, which one is the best?

1.
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 Motherboard AMD AM3+
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/motherboards/52501/asus-m5a99x-evo-r20-review
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-M5A99X-EVO-R2-0-Motherboard-AMD-AM3-/182708089456?hash=item2a8a403270:g:nj4AAOSwY7VZiVCw

2.
970A SLI Krait Edition
https://www.eteknix.com/msi-970a-sli-krait-edition-motherboard-review/
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-970A-SLI-KRAIT-EDITION-AM3-AMD-Motherboard/292167511513

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?
Reply to earlyraven
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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.
    Reply to getochkn
  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.
    Reply to eyupo92
  3. The krait has pish poor quality vrm's.
    Fancy looks & features but on a quality level the Asus is just massively superior.
    Reply to madmatt30
  4. Matt's right, the ASUS is much better. Don't know why some people can't just answer a simple question.
    Reply to jeffredo
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