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Hardware First Look: MSI XPower X58 and 890FX-GD70

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 24 Mar 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. JIMBOB93JONNY

    JIMBOB93JONNY Dremels are VERY handy!!!

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    nice M/B but shame that theres only one PCI slot. like the fact that it integrates SATA 6GBs and USB 3.....
     
  3. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    ^ Nobody uses much PCI any more?
     
  4. REMF

    REMF New Member

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    I like the new GD70, would be a good partner to a thuban.
     
  5. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to AMD boards these days, unless there is on option for Core Unlocking, its not a contender in my book....
     
  6. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    i think there getting slowly taken out like IDE and PS/2 ports.
    i still use one for my sound card on my x58 tho
     
  7. Guest-16

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    That's exactly our opinion as well. Why lose a feature from the previous generation when the best CPUs are ones that can have cores unlocked?
     
  8. dec

    dec [blank space]

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    Free stuff is always good. If only i7 920's could unlock to i7 980X's.....I saw gigabytes 890FX board already on newegg. You guys get your hands on it yet?
     
  9. brave758

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    I also still use a PCI slot for my sound card
     
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    p3n New Member

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    What they created windows 7 drivers that worked? </bitter creative customer>
     
  11. Farfalho

    Farfalho New Member

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    I'm very pleased to see (finally) a 890FX based motherboard but I'll wait to see it's a contender for my next upgrade. Tired of simple tweaked upgrades of 880 and 890GX. Fingers crossed for a great performance otherwise my next upgrade will have to be Intel =X (when needed of course)
     
  12. SinxarKnights

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    Very nice looking board indeed. Although I still use a PCI slot for my sound card, I would very much like to see PCI gone completely. This board reminds me of the now very old boards that had a bunch of PCI slots and 1 ISA slot. As prices drop on AMD quads the core unlocking features will become a non issue IMO.
     
  13. jj7

    jj7 Banned

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    How about a breakdown on the pricing of the motherboards: asus, msi, xfx + the rest. Intel chipsets v amd chips and labour costs.

    Are we all being ripped off, is intel a bigger money grabber than amd, msi more than asrock. jj7
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Boards haven't even come off the production line yet.
     
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