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    MSI USA - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

    I'm not an AMD guy per se, but I found this article interesting because:

    World's first AMD motherboard with NVMe support

    The new 990FXA GAMING motherboard is the world's first AMD motherboard to fully support the next generation in storage control, NVM Express. The 990FXA GAMING motherboard supports NVMe devices as primary storage under Windows7 64bit and Windows8.1 64bit and fully support NVMe booting. Enjoy lower latency, lower power consumption and increased transfer speeds with MSI and NVMe.


    NVMe on-board. Now that's cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    MSI USA - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

    I'm not an AMD guy per se, but I found this article interesting because:

    World's first AMD motherboard with NVMe support

    The new 990FXA GAMING motherboard is the world's first AMD motherboard to fully support the next generation in storage control, NVM Express. The 990FXA GAMING motherboard supports NVMe devices as primary storage under Windows7 64bit and Windows8.1 64bit and fully support NVMe booting. Enjoy lower latency, lower power consumption and increased transfer speeds with MSI and NVMe.


    NVMe on-board. Now that's cool.

    Scott
    As you said, me too, was always a green-blue guy, but this board is really great.

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    that is a smexy board.

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    Any idea if this board will support an FX 9590 CPU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Any idea if this board will support an FX 9590 CPU?
    No reason not to, it's an AM3+ board.

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    Default Re: New MSI Board for the Red Team

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Any idea if this board will support an FX 9590 CPU?
    Took a moment of digging but here's the specifications page:

    MSI USA 990FXA GAMING

    Also the overall product page:

    MSI USA 990FXA GAMING

    Whereupon it says: Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket

    Seems like it should support the FX 9590....

    Here's a link to the manual: http://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/E7893v1.0.zip

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    Arrggghh I want this board so bad!!! I settled with an Asrock Extreme9 after having so many issues with the Asus Crosshair V board. I wanted an MSI ever since using one of their gaming boards for my mother-in-laws APU rig. Easily my favorite BIOS set up of any board I've used. Problem is, MSI didn't offer any High end 990fx boards. But now they do!

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    josh u realy think this would be an upgrade from the 9er?
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    Default Re: New MSI Board for the Red Team

    Quote Originally Posted by calemus View Post
    josh u realy think this would be an upgrade from the 9er?
    Yes and no. The 9er is a great board hardware-wise. Overclocking works really good too, but even overclocking doesn't seem quite on par with the Crosshair V Formula-Z. What I've found is everyday use overclocks don't usually benefit that much from the extreme high end boards (I got the same clock speed from both boards, limited only to my cooling hardware). Any gaming board and above will give you pretty much the same Overclock for everyday use. Also, while the 9er has 4 PCIe slots, I'm only using two. As such, my two cards are really close to make room for that 4rth slot (that I'll never use), which makes cooling more difficult, and crossfire adds heat bad enough anyways. With only 3 slots, the separation on my cards would be more useful for heat dissipation.

    Finally, there is no comparison to an MSI bios and asrock. Asrock has a functional bios, but there is nothing to features after that. It gives you pretty much what you need and no more. The fan control settings are confusing, their RAID settings have some specific quirks that if not set up right, make your system unstable, and voltage control has way more fluctuation than I would like, although it does ensure that I never fail a stress test once my baseline is set right. The flip side is it generates more heat which makes more exact Vcore control worth the extra time. The MSI bios is on par with ASUS in features, but far more user friendly for understanding what all the settings actually do. I would take the MSI over the Extreme9 unless I was doing Liquid Nitrogen overclock testing.

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    sold.
    i'll take two.
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    From what I have read already, seems like this is a great board and puts ASUS to shame really. The layout and quality just seems so much better.
    I wonder if we are gonna get a review Sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    From what I have read already, seems like this is a great board and puts ASUS to shame really. The layout and quality just seems so much better.
    I wonder if we are gonna get a review Sample.

    Sandy! Get to work! Lolz
    Agreed! lol

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    Ugggghhhhh! Anyone hear anything on the release date of this board? I'm aching in anticipation of it. All I need to know is that it can overclock well and I'm jumping on one. Can't wait any longer!!!!! lol

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    I'm not sure this board will support a 9590. Can't find anything saying it will handle a 220w cpu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    From what I have read already, seems like this is a great board and puts ASUS to shame really. The layout and quality just seems so much better.
    I wonder if we are gonna get a review Sample.

    Sandy! Get to work! Lolz
    Kind of odd. When I got the Z97 MPower and Gaming 7, my first reaction was "wow....they ripped off ASUS right down to the way the accessories are packed". But as I worked with them, I found that while they were definitely mimicking ASUS, they seemed to be beating them at their own game in most respects (ASUS blows them away in the audio section). While I was kind of put off by the imitation aspect, in the end I found I actually preferred the MSI boards to their counterparts.

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    Default Re: New MSI Board for the Red Team

    I saw a forum where someone mentioned that they thought the 6+2 power phase might not be enough for high end CPUs (i.e. 9590), but I'm pretty sure the Crosshair V Formula-Z uses the same power phase. The only board that uses a higher phase is the Asrock extreme9 with their 12 phase but based on reviews, didn't give it any noticeable edge over the Crosshair. I'm assuming the power delivery for the board is going to be plenty, even for overclocking, but just waiting for the reviews to verify it.

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