Top positive review
The BEST board i have ever owned
20 June 2014
For anyone that gives this board less than 5 stars is an idiot, I thought my 990fxa-gd80 was good, WOW this thing creams it in every way
Sure its 970 and not 990 chipset but that really doesnt matter, the components and especially the vrm section of this board is stellar, its a 7+1 design not 6+2, this board shines with 95w cpus, to me the best FX cpu ever made was the FX8300 its 95w TDP and is the best overclocker of the lot.
It supports the 9 series cpu but i cant see the point in them with a power draw of 220watts, thats just silly, stick to the 95w cpus and you will get massive overclocks with this beasty board in most cases outperforming the FX 9590.
LED light show is just beautiful, even though my massive watercooled hd5970 with a huge custom alloy heatsink on the ramplate covers the top half of the southbridge chipsink, yes i know its a six year old card but to this day it still beats the R9 280 by a big margin.
ASUS have a winner here theres nothing bad to say about this motherboard at all MSI can KMA i will never buy another msi board again, had 3 in a row go bad on me now all VRM related.
I have no plans to upgrade to ZEN this board will last me years, im not a pc whore that has to constantly keep upgrading like sheep, this stellar board does the lot, theres even a M.2 slot for the fastest boot drive speeds around.
Im also sick of intel fanboyism, the fx 8 core will destroy an i7 for multitasking thats what it was designed for in the first place, the fx 8300 beats the intel i7 980x by a country mile even though its quite an old cpu now, and that intel cpu is still being sold for stupid money.
Just grab one of these boards for your awsome fx cpu, will be the best pc purchase you will ever make