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Why do the AMD mobos always look weak?

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Excluding the Crosshair Formula, almost every AMD mobo looks weak compared to the intel ones. Where are the big monstrous machinegun north bridge styled motherboards? Please AMD mobo manufacturers, MAKE SOME SICK AM3 MOBOS!!
 

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Excluding the Crosshair Formula, almost every AMD mobo looks weak compared to the intel ones. Where are the big monstrous machinegun north bridge styled motherboards? Please AMD mobo manufacturers, MAKE SOME SICK AM3 MOBOS!!
It's not needed. AMD motherboards do not need the mass amounts of cooling as they don't get as hot as Intel chipsets. They work well, costs are lower.
 

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Excluding the Crosshair Formula, almost every AMD mobo looks weak compared to the intel ones. Where are the big monstrous machinegun north bridge styled motherboards? Please AMD mobo manufacturers, MAKE SOME SICK AM3 MOBOS!!
I can't believe you filled out the "massive" registration process just to say that.

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Astronautcowboy, welcome to Tech Power Up
 
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If you want flashy bits on your AMD board you could always start gluing, soldering and ramming things at high speed onto it. Cut up a pop can and glue bits of it all around. On a more serious note just get some of the aftermarket northbridge or mosfet coolers and some thermal compound / adhesive and mod some of your own up.
 
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I understand what he is saying. Intel boards always seem to look "Meaner".

My theory. Intel right now is the OC'ers choice. MoBo companies know this and they know OC'ers love flash!... :rockout:
 
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The new Phenoms are supposed to kick it with a OC, but you still won't need a "bling" cooling system for the NB/SB
 

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He said pop can.. Must be mid western????

Anytime I use the word pop as in drink form I get the strangest looks...

Michigander here...
 

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I love the way the Asus 790fx board looks. They deffinitely went with the "bling" factor.



I miss that board.:(
 
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I think some of the higher end AMD boards look awesome.. I like the ASUS 790FX's, MSI 790FX's, Biostar 790GX's, any DFI LP DK, and I gotta say the brownish PCB of my ASUS 780G is pretty nice. I like plain tho, I hate having lights flashing everywhere and bling.


 
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Excluding the Crosshair Formula, almost every AMD mobo looks weak compared to the intel ones. Where are the big monstrous machinegun north bridge styled motherboards? Please AMD mobo manufacturers, MAKE SOME SICK AM3 MOBOS!!
The mobos that you are looking for are meant for enthusiast but there aren`t any AMD CPU that fit that category (don`t get me wrong I`m AMD fan ) so who needs enthusiast mobo for week overclocker. How mobo manufacturer will justify 300$ mobo "Hey look with this board you can oc your phenom from 2.4GHz all the way to 2.6GHz" I don`t think so.
I hope this will change with Phenom II.
 
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Excluding the Crosshair Formula, almost every AMD mobo looks weak compared to the intel ones. Where are the big monstrous machinegun north bridge styled motherboards? Please AMD mobo manufacturers, MAKE SOME SICK AM3 MOBOS!!
They don't need huge northbridge coolers or whatever, the IMC (Integrated Memory Cooler) is built into the chip, not the northbridge like LGA775 motherboards, so it's a much smaller, cooler running northbridge.

I do agree though, they just don't look as "cool" as the Intel boards.
 
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lol yeah but ive been here for a while just never signed up.
I`m reading TPU every day for 5 years !!! techpowerup.com is my home page. And I registered once before 3-4 years to ask wizzard if my sapphire x800gto can be soft moded and than I forgot the user name etc. And now not long ago I signup again. I`m not member of any other forum. And I work in computer shop for 5 years total and I have put together 5 years x 12 months x 30 systems on average = 1800 assambled and installed computer
Can any one beat this ? :D
And I`m not member of any forum guess that :D
 
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Well everyday since july its always TPU, Xtremesystems,Toms hardware, and finally newegg to check for new parts. I do it in my computer art class at school. Great waste of 1 period.
 
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Well everyday since july its always TPU, Xtremesystems,Toms hardware, and finally newegg to check for new parts. I do it in my computer art class at school. Great waste of 1 period.
Look guys TPU is waste of time.:wtf: Look young man watch your language :slap: or we are gonna :nutkick: :laugh::laugh::laugh:
 
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Excluding the Crosshair Formula, almost every AMD mobo looks weak compared to the intel ones. Where are the big monstrous machinegun north bridge styled motherboards? Please AMD mobo manufacturers, MAKE SOME SICK AM3 MOBOS!!
To me it doesn't look weak. Maybe it's just the color scheme that makes it appear weak or physically. scheme is physically :)
 

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I've heard a lot of kids whining lately about the lack of overpriced AMD boards. As someone used to paying through the nose for high-end Intel boards, I appreciate the value offered by the other side. But if you must have gimmicks...

Before Sapphire's Atomic site closed for renovations, they announced plans for Atomic branded mainboards. Could be worth a look provided they're not just repainted DFI boards like last time. Gainward (Palit) also have ambitions for the cutting edge but Palit's current lineup doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

There are rumours AMD intend to resurrect FASN8 if AM3's TDP's prove more manageable. "AMD Canada" are said to be pushing for an 890FX2 platform. I hope they succeed.
 

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boy you havent looked at all the boards out there have you?
 

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dude AMD boards look weak??? I dunno sounds like an off the wall comment. I guess DFI's boards look like yesterday's news and everything else isn't nice because they don't shove water cooling on it or some ugly HS on the NB which doesn't really do a whole lot.
 
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ASUS Crosshair II (AMD w/ 780a chipset)


ASUS Striker II (Intel w/ 780i chipset)


Theres really not too big of difference

He said pop can.. Must be mid western????

Anytime I use the word pop as in drink form I get the strangest looks...

Michigander here...
One of my buddies from Minnesota moved out here to So Cali and use to say Pop all the time. I would give him so much shit about it "When you're in cali you say SODA its not the 50's anymore" now he calls it soda :laugh:
 

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man thats just mean, I know when I lived in seattle, and texas, we would just say coke
 
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One of my buddies from Minnesota moved out here to So Cali and use to say Pop all the time. I would give him so much shit about it "When you're in cali you say SODA its not the 50's anymore" now he calls it soda :laugh:
Its pop is Nebraska :p My buddy from Texas says soda tho.. Soda sounds childish and stupid to me but I was raised on pop :laugh:
 

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Its pop is Nebraska :p My buddy from Texas says soda tho.. Soda sounds childish and stupid to me but I was raised on pop :laugh:
SODA...soda! pop...psh pop.....
 

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