Originally Posted by trog100
i must be lucky i have a 3870 sat in a new msi 790X amd chipset board..
poor product.. well i would say at least a poorly prepared product.. the card comes with XP drivers that wont install in a proper way.. and wait for it.. so does the motherboard..
i have the thing running but it was major headache..
now its running what do i think... not a lot to be honest.. the very "entry level" abit 520 nvidia chipset board it replaced runs faster.. also i cant run the memory at the same timings as i could on the 520 board and overall have lost 10% of my memory bandwidth..
the amd overdrive thing that sounds so usefull crashes the system the moment i try and run it.. i had to uninstall it..
and two of the four sata sockets are covered up by the end of the dual slot 3870 card.. so only two sata slots are usable..
okay its a crossover board.. they have had to shoehorn pci and ide sockets on it.. but its really a one ide and two sata board..
i can live with the loss of memory bandwidth cos in real life it dosnt make a deal of difference but if this is what amd have to offer in the future they aint long to live..
All the sudden my X850XT and A64 4800 @ 2.8GHz is looking awful good...