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Nice Board 03/18/2014
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ AMD 970 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Rock solid, the cheapest 8+2 phase board you can get, most for the 990's don't even have 8+2 for less than $160. For shame MSI, that's what made you my brand through the 700 and 800's, oh well guess we couldn't last forever. Looks awesome, great scheme. VRM's and northbridge run cool. Great BIOS as far as looks and interface, lots of options, it reads XMP profiles. I hate bloatware, but there OC Tuner is actually nice, I don't use cpu-z and hwmonitor on this one. the SATA and USB 3.0 is faster than my Intel machine thanks to the superior chipset . runs my FX-6300 just fine, OC's very nicely.
The northbridge sink is very lose, I'm not even sure there's any thermal interface under it, as soon as i can fiind new push pins I'll take care of that.
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