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First Look: MSI XPower X58 and 890FX-GD70

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JIMBOB93JONNY 24th March 2010, 10:08 Quote
nice M/B but shame that theres only one PCI slot. like the fact that it integrates SATA 6GBs and USB 3.....
rickysio 24th March 2010, 11:31 Quote
^ Nobody uses much PCI any more?
REMF 24th March 2010, 11:35 Quote
I like the new GD70, would be a good partner to a thuban.
Hustler 24th March 2010, 12:18 Quote
When it comes to AMD boards these days, unless there is on option for Core Unlocking, its not a contender in my book....
Otis1337 24th March 2010, 12:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by rickysio
^ Nobody uses much PCI any more?

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
Bindibadgi 24th March 2010, 12:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
When it comes to AMD boards these days, unless there is on option for Core Unlocking, its not a contender in my book....

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?
dec 24th March 2010, 14:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
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?

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?
brave758 24th March 2010, 15:34 Quote
I also still use a PCI slot for my sound card
p3n 24th March 2010, 19:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by brave758
I also still use a PCI slot for my sound card

What they created windows 7 drivers that worked? </bitter creative customer>
Farfalho 24th March 2010, 23:05 Quote
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)
SinxarKnights 24th March 2010, 23:37 Quote
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.
jj7 25th March 2010, 15:24 Quote
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
Bindibadgi 25th March 2010, 16:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by dec
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?

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