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    AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    The 900 series AM3+ boards are now showing as in stock (Gigabyte ones anyway) on Scan:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...amd-990x-990fx

    and Overclockers UK:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc

    Liking the look of the Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AMD 990X - has anyone seen any reviews or had experience of this one?

    Guessing it's too soon to ask but you never know!

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    probably a sideways move for me to the 99FXA-UD5, price isn't omgwtf considering the usual gouging by Scan etc. 130 ballpark b the time i get round to it hopefully
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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Bah, no ITX boards yet.

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    I was thinking of getting gigabyte ud3 version instead of the Asus M4N75TD nf750a so i can run my gtx 570, it also has the possible upgrade features with bulldozer coming up so well worth the £30 increase.

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Bah, no ITX boards yet.
    Whats the main advantage of ITX / smaller boards / less power ?

    I see the word mini associated with them or are they 2 seperate things ?

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    Whats the main advantage of ITX / smaller boards / less power ?

    I see the word mini associated with them or are they 2 seperate things ?

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    mini-itx is indeed the proper name I think.

    They are smaller so go in smaller boxes, they probably use a few watts less but that's not the reason you get one, you get one to put in a very small case for either something more portable or more discrete etc.
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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    Whats the main advantage of ITX / smaller boards / less power ?

    I see the word mini associated with them or are they 2 seperate things ?

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    As nibbler said; Mini ITX is the ‘proper’ name, I and others say ITX for short.

    I’d expect an AM3+ or any other desktop CPU socket ITX board to consume as much or slightly less power as an equivalent ATX board; it features pretty much the same hardware but the board is physically smaller with fewer DIMM and PCI(e) slots. These ITX boards which are smaller versions of larger boards are becoming increasingly common, at least with the Intel platform.

    The most common form of ITX board features an onboard processor, it’s simply a CPU soldered on to a motherboard, these CPUs and their accompanying chipsets tend to be low powered e.g. Intel Atom or ‘mobile’ parts, hence low power consumption but performance suffers, they’re not great for gaming.

    Most people go for mini ITX for its small size, for example my next gaming rig will be crammed inside the Silverstone SG06 which takes ITX boards (build log to come next week!)

    I decided to go the Intel route because there are currently very few AM3 and no AM3+ ITX boards available.

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    As nibbler said; Mini ITX is the ‘proper’ name, I and others say ITX for short.

    I’d expect an AM3+ or any other desktop CPU socket ITX board to consume as much or slightly less power as an equivalent ATX board; it features pretty much the same hardware but the board is physically smaller with fewer DIMM and PCI(e) slots. These ITX boards which are smaller versions of larger boards are becoming increasingly common, at least with the Intel platform.

    The most common form of ITX board features an onboard processor, it’s simply a CPU soldered on to a motherboard, these CPUs and their accompanying chipsets tend to be low powered e.g. Intel Atom or ‘mobile’ parts, hence low power consumption but performance suffers, they’re not great for gaming.

    Most people go for mini ITX for its small size, for example my next gaming rig will be crammed inside the Silverstone SG06 which takes ITX boards (build log to come next week!)

    I decided to go the Intel route because there are currently very few AM3 and no AM3+ ITX boards available.
    I keep hearing about these Bulldozer processors , arent they supposed to be out , they sound more economical better all round than anything currently available on paper.


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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Holding out for a top of the range 970 mATX board. Of course after we see some BD reviews; they're not going to tell you if they were pants though! The 4k ATI cards and PII were not released with alot of hooha after the fiasco of the PI chips.

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    Anyone know if the am3+ UD3 or UD5 supports core unlocking for AM3 cpus!? I know I posted a similar question before but intrigued to know if these specific boards support it!

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    I want to know too so I can bring over my 550. No mention of ACC on GB's or Asus's website.

    MSI is touting its core-unlock technology with its 990FXAGD65 and other boards. BD core unlocking possible?
    Seems to be a lack of ACC on alot of vendors sites.

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    Re: AM3+ 900 boards now in stock.

    According to the manual for the Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 that can be downloaded here:

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...id=3901#manual

    the board does support core unlocking. Page 43 has details of the advanced BIOS features including CPU unlock.

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