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    Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    With Vishera being released,companies like Gigabyte and others are releasing new BIOSes.

    Obviously,not the scummy company known as Asus:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1318860/v...#post_18436753

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...&postcount=178

    If you check their website,they only list their "new" R2.0 motherboards as being compatible. Gigabyte have released updates for all their 970 and 990 series AM3+ motherboards it seems.

    Now,it could be quite possible,that someone might release a hacked BIOS or you might be able to use an existing BD compatible BIOS,but this is a VERY poor show on the part of Asus.

    Edit!!

    It gets worse:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1318860/v...#post_18436965

    So they have a compatible BIOS and then tell people to buy an R2.0 motherboard?? LOLWTF??
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    Re: Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    I'm not going to make a judgement against ASUS yet, maybe ASUS haven't got around to releasing a BIOS with official Vishera compatibility for the earlier board revisions yet.

    Afterall, there have been Vishera reviews including Hexus which have used ASUS non Rev 2.0 boards.

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    Re: Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    Yeah, Asus' UK site doesn't even list the R2.0 Formula.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Even then they seem to have a PD compatible BIOS for Crossfire V and tell people the Sabertooth 990FX is not compatible?? They are the same flipping chipset!

    So,what I are they trying to achieve here??

    Edit!!

    The statement form Asus CS is worrying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Asus Rep
    Dear Valued Customer,

    Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.

    My name is Fiona and it's my pleasure to help you with your problem.

    I am afraid to say FX 8350, 8320 couldn't support the M5A97 EVO, M5A99X EVO, or the Sabertooth 990FX motherboard.

    To get support for the 2nd generation FX CPU's, you must purchase a R2.0 version board.
    Those are the Asus enthusiast AM3+ motherboards between £75 to £125,ie, more or less their entire enthusiast range.

    Someone decided to throw caution to the wind and try an FX8350 on a 970 EVO(rev 1):

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1318860/v...#post_18437905

    Hilarious that their CS,were trying to tell their customers to buy new motherboards. A poor show,Asus!

    I started a thread over on TPU and one of the reviewers said they would contact Asus. Another chap called Flanker(well known AMD overclocker) says they should be fine.

    One of the chaps over on OcUK is going to test a FX8350 with a 990X based motherboard:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...74&postcount=8

    Yet,what is Asus CS smoking??


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    Re: Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    Give it a few weeks and see if anything changes, but ASUS have always been terrible with BIOS updates. It's the main reason I go with Gigabyte (and UK support) over ASUS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I started a thread over on TPU and one of the reviewers said they would contact Asus. Another chap called Flanker(well known AMD overclocker) says they should be fine.
    Asus told him BIOS updates are incoming:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...0&postcount=12


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    I have always been a bit of an Asus fanboy so usually I would feel compelled to defend them in threads like this, but recently I have seen that Gigabyte offer better UK support, faster BIOS updates and better performance at a lower price. It's getting harder to defend them even as a self proclaimed fanboy.

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    Re: Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    Theres a Bios update out today for the sabertooth 990fx R1, one to support new cpu's. The site they link to doesnt list the new ones specifically, but as its only just out it may be that they havnt updated the link yet
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...90FX/#download

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    Re: Avoid Asus for any AMD motherboards

    I'm glad I went for the M5A99X EVO R2.0 and not The 'non R2.0' version. I've had bad experiances with asus but I still went with their motherboards due to it have more features over gigabyte and MSI.

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