I am creating a computer for gaming mostly and light work on it and I was deciding between the MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 and the Asus M5a99fx Pro R2.0. I like the look and features of the Msi board plus it has 8+2 power phase and a one touch overclocker ( because I am not the best at overclocking, this is a nice feature). While the Asus board has got a lot of the same stuff too.
I was also wondering is AI suite III is supported with the asus board.
well im not sure, but ive read/heard somewhere that the Msi GD80 bios has some issues wenn you want to overclock extremely that it wont let you bumpup the voltage enough to keep it stable.Logan had some issues with it.bios was abit laggy.. im personaly not a big fan of Msi AM3+ boards at all, same counts for the gigabyte boards. gigabyte boards have a laggy bios, and very well known overheating issues on the northbridge chip and vrm´s.
Gigabyte and msi make realy great intel boards but amd boards... no.
i make a list of boards i personaly recommend for you.
- Asus croshair V- Formula Z 8+2 powerphase digi vrm
- Asus Sabertooth 990Fx Gen3 8+2 powerphase digi vrm pci-e3.0
- Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 8+2 powerphase digi vrm
- Asrock 990FX Extreme 9 12+2 powerphase digi vrm
- Asus M5A99Fx Pro R2.0 6+2 powerphase digi vrm.
grtz Angel ☺
I recommend referring to this when choosing a motherboard for AMD.