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Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Pictured

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. runnin17

    runnin17 New Member

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    And yet another motherboard that has a terrible slot layout. When are these motherboard companies gonna get the clue. Why place so many of the PCI-e x16 slots next to each other? If they are worried about people not being able to use the PCI slots, then just have them arranged like the Crosshair IV extreme or the MSI 790FX-GD70.

    Oh yeah, the whole wasted PCI-e x1 slot is retarded too. Asus has started moving away from it and Gigabyte seems to be the only major mobo maker who is sticking with it. It is just dumb to arranged the heatsink and that PCI-e x1 slot that way.
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    Liking the board, but I think Ill go with the 300 dollar CH 4 Extreme over this. Wonder if they have a high end FX board coming.
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    Right, im assuming the floppy connector is the one next to the IDE connector, so whats that under the pci slot?
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    did i see two floppy connector
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    Floppy drives in RAID. :laugh: Only for the hardcore. :cool:
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    I'd prefer GX. Seeing how x8/x8 is only saturated by a few cards (and even w/ those cards there is only a 5% performance drop) and you get int. graphics to fall back on (Int. graphics that can handle CS:S exceptionally well) I used to always go for the top notch motherboard, but i'd always have a lower end CPU and higher end single GPU so I never end up using the other video card slot (Well I did have dual 5770's for one day, but that doesn't count :p)

    When you look at it, the only real perks it has is x16/x16 and power/reset buttons(Something I like, but I am not interested in giving up int. graphics and paying $70+ more for)
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    same does Gigabyte's own 790FX-UD5P aka 6 from SB, 4 from a jmicron controller, i do think this new 890FX board also have two 3Gbps eSATA ports like the 790FXA-UD5 has, i still prefer the 790FX-UD5P board, why? you can easly convert the internal to external eSATA with the included bracket, why have some ports on the back you CAN NOT use at all if you dont have any eSATA enclusures and only internal hds ;)

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