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Old 10-31-2010, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which mobo is better? I have the M4A79XTD EVO and my g/f has the M4A87TD EVO.
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M4A87TD EVO
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The difference is in the chipset. The northbridge chipset of the M4A79XTD Evo is AMD 790 series, the northbridge of the M4A87TD is AMD 870 series.
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The M4A87TD EVO has the newer chipset that supports SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 . So unless you can/will benefit from those features, doesn't really matter.
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Ok, so I use this computer mainly for gaming so does/will it matter if I don't have USB 3.0 or SATA 6gb/s? I have no idea what those two features are for. I just got this rig build this week so I'm not going to tear it down right now and replace a mobo. I just need to know if this board will work for me for awhile yet.
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Your motherboard's just fine.

USB 3.0-

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ

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In Depth: SATA 6 Gbits/sec - Feature - Techworld.com

If you just built the box last week, theirs no need to replace the motherboard for an M4A87TD. Unless you're using a SSD (Solid State Drive, Google if you feel like learning more), SATA 6GB/s doesn't mean much to you. If I had your motherboard, the next time I'd upgrade it would be if the motherboard didn't support the new processor I wanted.
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