- AMD 990FX
- FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
- DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133* (OC)
Good board for SLI'ing 12/15/2011
This review is from: MSI 990FXA-GD80 AM3+ AMD 990FX 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
There is enough slots for a couple extra cards even though those two GeForce 580s I have in there take up two slots. Have HDTV board in the PCIE x1 above the video, and a SCSI controller in the PCI slot. The video boards each take up two slots, so you so loose a couple of slots.
I dual boot in OpenSuse 12.1 64 bit and Windows 7. The built in Realtek LAN works great in Windows 7, but I can't turn it on in OpenSuse 12.1 because it uses the new 3.1 kernel. To counter that, I had to put a LAN card in the PCIE x16 slot just below the top video Geforce 580 to get on the internet in Linux 12.1.
I suppose either a Linux developer or Realtek will come up with a driver that will turn on the built in LAN in Linux that uses the 3.1 kernel and above. The old 2.4 and 2.6 kernels are going to be a thing of the past.
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