Originally Posted by Absolution
Ugh, compared to the 8+2 (which is 4+1 x2) i think the gigabyte model would be better. Heh, that page i mentioned previously did say that only ATi had once released a true 6 phase motherboard and no one has done so after (2009 comment though), so I figured Asus might have caught up with that and all.
I have on the table an offer for 990X chip - Asus M5A99X EVO.
Is it worth it? its still 6+2 according to that spreadsheet. I heard the 990 chip runs cooler than the 970.
That chinese prod comment got me thinking twice about now -_-
I have no issues with my M5A99X Evo (knocks wood)- ran an FX-8150 and am currently running an FX-8350 (+400Mhz overclock on both). I like the board and it runs great but am a little hesitant to buy another due to the ASUS customer services issues out there. I would say if you are getting a decent deal and the warranty is still valid then go for it