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Hardware MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition: First Look

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 25 Aug 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    Suthbridge?
     
  3. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Aye, Suthbridge.
     
  4. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    want hydra on a graphics card
     
  5. steve30x

    steve30x New Member

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    I think a hydra addin card would be good. If thats any way possible.
     
  6. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    The problem with this is, that all the information from the graphic cards have to pass through the Hydra chip, and an add-on card would severely limit bandwidth. The same goes for the onboard chip.
     
  7. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Those white SATA cables are pretty pimp, but who wants a big blue rectangle on the front of their case? And a single USB3.0 port!? Would a second one have broke the budget?
     
  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    SLI? Or using two nVidia cards throught Hydra's driver? That's a world of difference once you start troubleshooting!
     
  9. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    AMD SLI.................'bout bloody time.

    Not everyone who goes AMD wants to go Xfire......

    SLI is a far more robust dual card solution than ATI's ,at times, shambolic Xfire drivers........
     
  10. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    I was thinking the other day that if i had a motherboard that supported SLI i might have been tempted to try 2 x GTX460's... But i think that 1 high end card is the way forward from now on for me.
     
  11. Cobalt

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    SLI isn't significantly better solution and still carries all the same problems inherent to a multi-GPU system. Considering the awesome card performance of the current gen cards SLI/xfire are pretty redundant. You'd need to be running a massive resolution or multi-monitor setup to justify it. ATi does better multi-monitor as well even if you do want to go that route.

    I'm not saying that xfire is better, far from it, I just don't see why anyone would want to build a new system with multi-GPU.

    Note: This doesn't account for benchmarking and folding because Intel is better in both cases.
     
  12. m0ngy

    m0ngy New Member

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    Back in the day MSI were known as a relatively dodgy brand, more prone to failure than other, more reputable brands. Like naming a mobo 870 when it really has an older, redundant chipset... I'm sure they've come a long way, but I still wouldn't go MSI over Asus, not for my mobo, no way.
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Meh, BMW sells motorbikes branded as 650 that have a 800 displacement.
    Marketing BS, that's what the name is.

    You're right off course, naming should be clear
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    The more expensive boards are a lot better, but unlike Gbt UD2/3s and Asus LEs, we've had a hit and miss relationship with the budget stuff. Their 770-C45 was excellent and we continue to recommend it, but 785Gs were terrible.
     
  15. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    How is the budget LGA 1366 stuff, like Asus P6T SE or Asrock x58 Extreme?
     
  16. Publ!c Enemy

    Publ!c Enemy or Richard for short

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    Does anyone know the tdp of this motherboard?
     
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