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Will AM3+ Processors work with an AM3 Motherboard?

No, for the HP RS880 (785G) Aloe, fastest processor you can upgrade to is the Phenom II X6 1100T.

If you want to utilize an FX AM3+ processor, you'll have to buy a slightly newer AM3 or AM3+ motherboard that supports the FX AM3+ processors.

 

While an AM3+ processor is backwards compatible with the AM3 RS880 Aloe -- which means the CPU will fit in the AM3 socket, the HP system motherboard will not recognize and will not be able to utilize an AM3+ FX Bulldozer processor. Reason for this is that AGESA and CPU microcodes for FX AM3+ processors were not inserted in HP's BIOS update for the latest AM3 Aloe, and it goes without saying that HP will not continue to update the BIOS any further to support newer AM3+ processors. You'll have to buy a newer AM3+ Asus or Gigabyte motherboard if you want to run an FX AM3+ CPU.

 

HP Part Numbers: 612498-001 & 618937-002.

 

2nd Revision Aloe --- CPU compatibility supports Phenom II X6 CPUs up to the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3GHz X6) [125W]

BIOS System Date: 09/7/2010 (Version 6.09)

BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. 6.09

Socket AM3 --- Supports AM3 (938-pin) processors --> Does not Support AM2+ (940-pin) -- AM2+ will not even fit in the socket -- don't even try --> will not recognize and can not utilize FX AM3+ processors

TDP Max -- Thermal Design Power Max less than or equal to 125 Watts

HP Models: HP p6510f, HP p6540f, HPE-300Z, HPE-570F, H8-1030...and so on.

HP System boards with HP Part Number: 612498-001 ---> may need to update to latest 6.09 BIOS.

HP Aloe Revison #2 - AM3 motherboard -- 612498-001 & 618937-002 -- same motherboard.

 

Both 612498-001 & 618937-002 are the same motherboard with the same latest BIOS (6.09) in place, same CPU compatibility up to the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3GHz X6) AM3 Hexacore (125W).

 

2nd revision Aloe -- Support 95W Version Hexacore CPUs -- Phenom II X6 1035T, 1045T, 1055T, 1065T

2nd revision Aloe -- Support 125W Version Hexacore CPUs -- Phenom II X6 1055T, 1075T, 1090T, 1100T

 

 

Phenom II X4 830 (Deneb) (95W) 2.8 GHz

Phenom II X4 840T (Zosma) (95W) 2.9 GHz

Phenom II X4 840T (Zosma) (95W) 2.9 GHz

Phenom II X4 925 (Deneb) (95W) 2.8GHz

Phenom II X4 945 (Deneb) (125W) 3.0GHz

Phenom II X4 955 (Deneb) (125W) 3.2 GHz

Phenom II X4 955 (Deneb) (125W) 3.2 GHz

Phenom II X4 960T (Zosma) (95W) 2.9 GHz

Phenom II X4 965 (Deneb) (125W) 3.4 GHz

Phenom II X4 970 (Deneb) (125W) 3.5 GHz

Phenom II X4 975 (Deneb) (125W) 3.6 GHz

 

Phenom II X6 (6-Core) AM3:

 

Phenom II X4 1035T (Thuban) (95W) 2.6 GHz

Phenom II X6 1045T (Thuban) (95W) 2.7 GHz

Phenom II X6 1065T (Thuban) (95W) 2.9 GHz

Phenom II X6 1075T (125W) 3.0 GHz

Phenom II X6 1090T (125W) 3.2 GHz

Phenom II X6 1100T (125W) 3.3 GHz

Sours: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktops-Archive-Read-Only/Will-AM3-Processors-work-with-an-AM3-Motherboard/td-p/2184861

Many motherboard makers claim that their AMD AM3 mainboards are compatible with AM3+ processor by BIOS upgrade. However, this method may be not stable enough to provide a reliable computing, and may result in certain effects. The latest ASRock Real AM3+ socket motherboards were solidly built with AM3+ CPU power solution and all AM3+ related hardware components that provide users an advanced and efficient computing choice! Why users should choose Real AM3+ MB? We provide six reasons for answers!

ModelForm FactorCPUChipsetMemorySlotsATI Multi-GPUGraphicsAudioLanRAIDSATA3USB 3.0USBAll Solid Capacitor designTurbo 50Turbo UCCSidePort MemoryPremium Blu-raySmart SwithDr. DebugErP/EuP ReadyUEFIAXTUInstant BootInstant Flash
990FX Extreme9ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2450(OC)4 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4/x16/x8 | x16/x4/x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 10888
Fatal1ty 990FX ProfessionalATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 106610
Fatal1ty 990FX Killer/3.1ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR33 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
ATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN5710
Fatal1ty 990FX KillerATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR33 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1ATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN5710
990FX Extreme6ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR33 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
ATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN5710
990FX Extreme4ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 108410
990FX Extreme3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 990FX
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105212
Fatal1ty 970 Performance/3.1ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2400+(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16 | x8/x8 | x8/x8/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN6610
Fatal1ty 970 PerformanceATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2400+(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
ATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN6610
970 Extreme4ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/-/x4 | x8/x8/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105410
970 Extreme3 R2.0ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100+(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105410
970 Extreme3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105210
970 Pro3 R2.0ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100+(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 106412
970 Pro3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2100(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 106212
970M Pro3Micro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 970
+
SB9504 x DDR3 2400+(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN6410
970A-G/3.1ATXAM3+
AM3Northbridge: AMD 970 Southbridge: AMD SB9504 x DDR3 2400+(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
ATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HDGigabit LAN640
890FX Deluxe5ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 890FX
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 108410
890FX Deluxe4ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 890FX
+
SB8504 x DDR3 1866(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x16/x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 108410
890GX Extreme4 R2.0ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 890GX
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/-/x4 | x8/x8/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4290
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105410
890GX Extreme3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 890GX
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/-/x4 | x8/x8/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4290
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(VT2020)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 106212
890GX Pro3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 890GX
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIATI Quad /
Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4290
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105210
890GM Pro3 R2.0Micro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 890GX
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4290
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 105210
880G Extreme3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 880G
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/-/x4 | x8/x8/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIATI Quad /
3-Way /
Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4250
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(VT2020)Gigabit LAN6212
880GMH/U3S3Micro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 880G
+
SB7104 x DDR3 2000(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PICe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4250
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 10228
880G Pro3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 880G
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIATI Quad /
Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4250
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN5210
880GM-LE FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 880G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4250
(DVI-D / D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 100012
870 Extreme3 R2.0ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 870
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/- | x8/x8)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC892)Gigabit LAN5212
870iCafe R2.0ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 870
+
SB8504 x DDR3 2000(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16/x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a7.1 CH HD
(ALC887)Gigabit LAN5014
985GM-GS3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 785G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIATI Hybrid
CrossFireXAMD Radeon HD 4200
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 10008
970 ProATXAM3+
AM3AMD 770
+
SB7104 x DDR3 1600(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIn/a5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 100012
970DE3/U3S3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 770
+
SB7104 x DDR3 1866(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIn/a5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 102210
770iCafeATXAM3+
AM3AMD 770
+
SB710DDR3 16001 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIn/a5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 100012
770DE3LATXAM3+
AM3AMD 770
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
(x16 / x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIATI Quad /
CrossFireXn/a5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 100012
980DE3/U3S3 R2.0ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 770
+
SB7104 x DDR3 1866(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIn/a5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN2410
980DE3/U3S3ATXAM3+
AM3AMD RX881
/760G
+
SB7104 x DDR3 1866(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIn/a5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 102410
760GM-HDVMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3Northbridge: AMD 760G Southbridge: AMD SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
(HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC887)Gigabit LAN008
760GM-HDMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3Northbridge: AMD 760G Southbridge: AMD SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
(HDMI / D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC887)Gigabit LAN008
970 Pro2ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 760G
+
SB7104 x DDR3 1866(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIn/a5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 100012
960GC-GS FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3
AM2+
AM2AMD 760G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1866(OC) / 2 x DDR2 10661 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN0010
960GM/U3S3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 760G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1866(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIAMD Radeon 3000
(DVI-D / D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 10228
960GM-VGS3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 760G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1866(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIAMD Radeon 3000
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 10008
960GM-GS3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 760G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIAMD Radeon 3000
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 10008
960GM-S3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3AMD 760G
+
SB7102 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIAMD Radeon 3000
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)10/100 0, 1, 10008
M3N78D FXATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA nForce 720D4 x DDR3 1800(OC)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe x1
3 x PCIn/a7.1 CH HD
(VT1718S)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 100012
N68-VGS3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 16001 x PCIe x16
1 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 10008
N68-VS3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 16001 x PCIe x16
1 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)10/100 0, 1, 5, 10008
N68-GS4/USB3 FX R2.0Micro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 7025
/ nForce 630a2 x DDR3 18661 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
1 x PCI

(D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC887)Gigabit LAN046
N68-GS4/USB3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 7025
/ nForce 630a2 x DDR31 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN046
N68-GS4 FX R2.0Micro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 7025
/ nForce 630a2 x DDR3 18661 x PCI

(D-Sub)7.1 CH HD
(ALC887)Gigabit LAN008
N68-GS4 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 18661 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(ALC662)Gigabit LAN008
N68-GS3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 16001 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 10008
N68-S3 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 16001 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)10/100 0, 1, 5, 10008
N68C-GS4 FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3
AM2+
AM2NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 1600
2 x DDR2 10661 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)Gigabit LAN0010
N68C-GS FXMicro
ATXAM3+
AM3
AM2+
AM2NVIDIA GeForce 70252 x DDR3 16001 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCINVIDIA GeForce 7025
(D-Sub)5.1 CH HD
(VT1705)Gigabit LAN 0, 1, 5, 100010
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8 of the best AM3 motherboards

The motherboard is the foundation for everything your PC is and does. It defines not only its current functionality and long-term viability. It also has a huge impact on performance.

With that in mind, this motherboard mélange is a snapshot of the best currently on the market in terms of AMD-compatible boards.

The good news is that the choice is simple. For starters, the CPU socket is a no brainer. If you're building a new PC, you want AM3. Likewise, the number of relevant chipsets is on the wane. Since AMD bagged ATI, AMD has become arguably the only major player in performance desktop chipsets that is compatible with its own CPUs.

Yes, Nvidia still has the nForce 980a SLI. But not only is that chipset well over a year old, the northbridge chip at its heart is a rebadge of the even more ancient 780a SLI. It's not clear what Nvidia's plans are for the future of its AMD chipset business.

But currently if you want a modern and up to date mobo, AMD's latest 8 series chipsets are where it's at. As for which specific chipset and board to go for, it all comes down to use.

Intriguingly, dual-link DVI is now available with some integrated boards based on the 800 series. This means you can drive a 30-inch panel without the need for a discrete video card. That is, if gaming performance isn't your number one priority.

Finally, storage and peripheral bandwidth are increasingly important. Most AMD 8 Series mobos support SATA II 6Gbps. However, USB 3.0 isn't native to the 8 Series and support depends on mobo makers adding a dedicated controller. Certainly something to look out for.

Read on to discover the best AM3 motherboard for 2010.

ASRock 880GMH USB3

Fact: When it comes to CPUs, AMD makes cheapo chips. Would it prefer to sock it to Intel at the more profitable end of the market? You're damn tootin', it would.

But until its all-new Bulldozer processor rocks up next year, AMD is stuck peddling a geriatric CPU architecture that dates back to 2003. In our minds, then, PCs based on AMD technology are all about maximum performance in return for the minimum outlay.

That means paying as little as possible for a motherboard. By that rationale, Asrock's 880GMH USB3 should be our default winner.

Read the full ASRock 880GMH USB3 review

MSI 870A-G54

What's your take on integrated GPUs? When it comes to gaming, integrated graphics is obviously in no-touchy territory. But it gets the job done just fine for 2D or home cinema work.

Likewise, onboard graphics is a handy backup should your 3D card lose the will to render. However, if you're building a gaming or content creation rig on a tight budget, paying for the redundant circuitry doesn't make sense.

What you want is a no-nonsense motherboard that ditches the feeble integrated GPU and only gives you what you need. What you want is MSI's 870A-G54. Right? That's an affirmative, on paper at least.

Read the full MSI 870A-G54 review

MSI 880GMA-E45

Are you ever likely to run two AMD video cards in multi-GPU CrossFire mode or use a second graphics card as a physics or GPGPU accelerator? The honest answer is: it's unlikely.

What you probably don't need, in other words, is a full sized ATX mobo with a silly number of PCI-e slots. A micro-ATX board with a single graphics slot and some enthusiast-friendly features will get the job done just fine.

Enter, MSI's 880GMA-E45. Powered by AMD's middling 880G chipset, it's bang up to date and offers enough power features to keep most enthusiasts happy.

Read the full MSI 880GMA-E45 review

Asus M4A88TD-V EVO

Asus is the name, impossibly slick motherboards is the game. Even this modest M4A88TD-V Evo model is still quite a looker. For starters, like nearly all Asus boards it's immaculately arranged.

Wherever possible, components are positioned in near-perfect little rows. It must make motherboard engineers from other companies weep onto their MOSFETs. Then there's the natty blue-and-black colour scheme and expensive heatsinks for the northbridge and voltage regulation circuitry.

It's nearly enough to make you assume this is a fine board without dissecting the details or seeing the benchmarks. Nearly enough, but not quite.

Read the full Asus M4A88TD-V EVO review

Sapphire Pure 890GX

The number of PC component manufacturers appears to be on the wane. The whys and wherefores are not entirely clear but probably have something to do with the recent financial crisis. That and the general process of consolidation, which most maturing industries experience.

Less choice is never a good thing, so we're fully in favour of having as many players on the scene, even if some are rather, well, occasional, such as Sapphire.

The outfit behind some of our favourite ATI Radeon-based graphics cards, Sapphire offers a modest collection of both Intel and AMD compatible boards.

For now, it offers a single AMD 8 Series model, the PURE CrossFireX 890GX.

Read the full Sapphire Pure 890GX review

Gigabyte GA790XTA-UD4

Stuffing ever-more features and functionality into chips. That's what computing is all about. In the past, ever-increasing transistor counts have enabled the likes of Intel and AMD to make their execution cores more sophisticated, perhaps bolting on extra cache memory or maybe bunging in a floating point unit or three.

More recently, chip engineers have spent their transistor budgets by cramming in more cores. But arguably the most significant current trend is the drive towards SoC or system-on-a-chip designs.

In the context of the PC, that means taking bits off the motherboard and sticking them into the CPU. Bits like the memory controller, I/O and integrated graphics.

The point is that you could argue that mobos are becoming less and less critical. The end game seems to be a dumb board with a few sockets that does little more than connect components and supply power.

Read the full Gigabyte GA790XTA-UD4 review

ASRock 890FX Deluxe 3

A high end board for mid-range money, what's not to like? That's what Asrock hopes you'll think when you clock the 890FX chipset and a £125 sticker. But does this performance-orientated board deliver?

If you're in the habit of tag-teaming multiple graphics cards, Asrock has the bases covered with a trio of PCI Express graphics slots and has gone to town on the northbridge and MOSFET cooling, too.

It's an active arrangement with a fan on the MOSFET cooler connected to the Northbridge via a heat pipe. The only slight downside is that it does impinge a little on space around the socket. That said, it is removable.

Read the full ASRock 890FX Deluxe 3 review

Asus Crosshair IV Formula

There's still something particularly perverse about paying more for a motherboard than a CPU. For high-end Intel chips approaching £1,000, that's not a problem. But almost all of AMD's processors can be had for less than £150.

At £170 this Asus uberboard is therefore more expensive than a six core Phenom II X6 1055T. Put simply, the Crosshair IV Formula needs to be special. Fortunately, it is.

Predictably, the chipset is AMD's flagship 890FX discrete graphics offering. Headline specs start with a grand total of 42 PCI-e 2.0 lanes.

Read the full Asus Crosshair IV Formula review

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Roundup: Four 790FX Socket AM3 Motherboards

Socket AM3 Motherboard Features Comparison

One of the great things about high-end AMD motherboards is that enthusiasts can get top features at mid-market prices. Today’s 790FX Socket AM3 models are all available for under $200, whereas similarly-featured LGA 1366 parts typically cost over $300.

790FX Socket AM3 Motherboard Features
 Asus M4A79T DeluxeDFI LANParty DK 790FXB-M3H5Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5PMSI 790FX-GD70
NorthbridgeAMD 790FXAMD 790FXAMD 790FXAMD 790FX
SouthbridgeSB750SB750SB750SB750
Voltage Regulator10 Phases5 Phases10 Phases5 Phases
BIOS0902 (03-26-2009)306 (03-06-2009)F4 (03-13-2009)V1.1 (03-13-2009)
200 MHz Base Clock200.7200.0 (+0.0%)200.9 (+0.45%)200.0 (+0.0%)
Clock GeneratorICS 9LPRS477CKLICS 9LPRS477CKLICS 9LPRS477CKLRTM880N-793
Internal Interfaces
PCIe4 (2x x16 or 4x x8)3 (x16/x16/x4)2 (x16/x16)4 (2x x16 or 4x x8)
PCIe x10031
Legacy PCI2322
USB 2.03 (6 ports)3 (6 ports)2 (4 ports)2 (4 ports)
FireWire1011
Serial Port1111
Parallel Port0010
Floppy1111
Ultra ATA-1331 (2-drives)1 (2-drives)1 (2-drives)1 (2-drives)
SATA56108
4-Pin Fan1121
3-Pin Fan3534
FP-AudioYesYesYesYes
CD AudioYesYesYesYes
S/PDIF I/OOutput OnlyNoneBothOutput Only
Power ButtonYesYesYesYes
Reset ButtonYesYesYesYes
CLR_CMOS ButtonJumper OnlyJumper OnlyYesYes
Diagnostics PanelNone2-CharacterNone2-character
I/O Panel Connectors
PS/22222
USB 2.06687
FireWire1021
Network1122
eSATA1001
CLR_CMOS ButtonNoneBy JumperNoneNone
Digital Audio Out2222
Digital Audio In0000
Analog Audio6666
Mass Storage Controllers
Chipset SATA6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s
Chipset RAID Modes0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Add-In SATANoneNoneJMB363 PCIe to 2x JMB322 Hub, 4x SATA 3.0 Gb/s*JMB362/JMB322 1x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s 2x SATA 3.0 Gb/s*
Add-In RAID ModesNoneNone0, 1, JBOD0, 1, JBOD
FireWireVT6315N PCIe 2x 400 Mb/sNoneTSB43AB23 PCI 3x 400 Mb/sVT6315N PCIe 2x 400 Mb/s
Gigabit Ethernet
Primary LANRTL8112 PCIe88E8056 PCIeRTL8111DL PCIeRTL8111DL PCIe
Secondary LANNoneNoneRTL8111DL PCIeRTL8111DL PCIe
Audio
HD Audio CodecALC1200ALC885ALC889AALC889
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.
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Motherboard am3

Best AMD AM3+ Motherboard for Gaming 2018

Whether you're a performance enthusiast or just looking to build a gaming PC, you're going to need a good motherboard.

Your motherboard acts as the skeleton of the system that all of your expensive components are attached to. Many problems with your system can be traced back to your motherboard because it's such a vital part of your system. This includes a lack of overclocking performance.

In this article, I'll review a few of my favorite Zambezi CPU/Bulldozer architecture compatible motherboards from four trusted manufacturers, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock. You'll also be able to vote for your favorite brand and motherboard.

Best AM3+ Motherboards for the Money

1. ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

AMD gaming PC builds truly shine when you're willing to overclock your hardware. As the company who holds the most overclocking world records, Asus is certainly a good option for power users. In particular, I like the Asus ROG series and, as of now, the Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z takes the cake in terms of performance.

  • Why I like it: This board is incredible. I like it mainly for its amazing heat dissipation, which allows stable overclocking of sometimes hot FX processors and helps to avoid issues with other components. Other than that, the board itself just looks fantastic and simply has a ton of features. These include support for up to 32GB memory at 2400 (OC), 8 Sata 6Gb/s Devices, 8 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0, and an onboard video in the Supreme FX III that makes sound cards obsolete.
  • Final thoughts: The Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z is worth purchasing for mid to high-end builds that can benefit more from performance tweaking than the extra money this board costs. Lower-end builds may want to opt for a more inexpensive board in order to allocate more of their budget to components.

2. Asus Sabertooth 990FX

If you want another good overclocking option, be sure to look at the Asus Sabertooth 990FX. While I wouldn't say the quality of heat dissipation is as high as the Formula-Z, it's still solid and good enough for most that aren't trying to break records.

  • Overclocking on the Sabertooth 990FX: For my FX-8350, I was able to reach a stable 4.7GHz. I also find the UEFI BIOS of these boards to be super easy to use and set up.

Overall, the Sabertooth is definitely worth looking at if you want something with solid overclocking potential. Yet, it may still be overkill for many who are looking to build a budget AM3+ PC.

3. Asus M5A97 AM3+

If you don't have a super huge budget for your components, go with the Asus M5A97 and you'll be happy with it. You get Asus quality in a budget board that's easy to use and allows you to allocate more of your money towards game changing hardware.

Overall this motherboard does what it needs to. Nothing more and nothing less. For Less than $70, it's great for an affordable PC build.

Best Gigabyte AMD AM3+ Motherboards 2018

By price range, here's a list of my favorite Gigabyte AM3+ boards.

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

If you're looking for a good mid-range motherboard with a lot of features, I highly recommend the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. This board hovers just above $100 and gives you a lot of features and overclocking potential for that price.

For durability, this board is good. You certainly don't have to worry about screwing it in to the standoffs or bending like I've seen with some cheap boards.

The BIOS is also easy-to-use and gives you a lot of good information. This includes your CPU temperature and other things you'll be looking at when you overclock your AMD FX CPU.

Technical Details:

FSB 2400MHz Hyper Transport (4800 MT/s), up to 32 GB of Dual Channel DDR3 memory 2000(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 standard, graphical interface 2*PCI-E 2.0x16(x16,x4), and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0. Also comes with a three-year warranty.

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7

Technical Details: Four-way SLI/CrossFireX, 7 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 3.0, 8 x SATA 6Gb/s, 6*PCI-E 2.0x16(4*x8+2*4), supports up to 32 GB of dual channel DDR3 ram 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066, 5200MT/s (HT3.0) 2600MHz Hyper Transport, and comes with a three year parts and labor warranty.

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

If you can still find this board, it's a good budget option with the following specifications.

Technical details include:

  • CPU compatibility: AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II processor. Chipset: North Bridge: AMD 970. South Bridge: AMD SB950.
  • Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory. Dual channel memory architecture. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules.
  • Audio: Realtek HD audio codec. High Definition Audio. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel. Support for S/PDIF Out. LAN: Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots. 2 x PCI slots. Support for AMD CrossFireX technology.
  • Back panel connectors: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports. 1 x RJ-45 port. 3 x audio jacks, Internal I/O Connectors: 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector/1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector/6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors/1 x CPU fan header/2 x system fan headers/1 x power fan header/1 x front panel header/1 x front panel audio header/1 x S/PDIF Out header/3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers/1 x Clear CMOS jumper, USB:
  • South bridge: Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports. Etron EJ168 chip: Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel Storage Interface: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD.

Our Favorite ASRock AM3+ Motherboards

Also Consider: The AsRock 990FX Professional

  • Chipset: AMD 990FX & SB950
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-2100(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 DIMMs
  • Slots: 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots; 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots; 2x PCI Slots
  • SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 0+1/ JBOD/ 5, 2x eSATA3 Ports
  • Form factor: ATX
  • Ports: 9x USB 2.0 Ports (5 rear, 4 by headers); 6x USB 3.0 Ports (2 rear, 4 by headers); 2x IEEE 1394 Ports
  • Power connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 8pin CPU power

What Type of Motherboard Do You Need for Your AMD Processor?

  • Compatibility: Building an AMD gaming PC is all about getting the best bang for your buck. AMD's FX series certainly allows gamers to do just that. Whether you're using one of AMD's newer or older version CPUs, you'll likely be looking for an AM3+ motherboard. These motherboards are not only compatible with the FX Series, but also Phenom II, Athlon II, and the Sempron 100 Series processors as well.
  • AMD APUs. One of the more interesting releases from AMD in the last couple of years has been their APUs, which are a great option for those looking for great graphics performance while on a budget. While AMD generally tries to keep multiple generations of processors compatible with motherboards, AMD's Llano APU require the socket FM1 motherboards. Trinity and Richland require the FM2 socket. Most recently, the Kaveri series requires the FM2+ socket which is also backwards compatible with Trinity and Richland.

Is Your AMD AM3 Motherboard Compatible with Bulldozer?

If you already have an AM3 motherboard and are looking to upgrade to something that is compatible with AMD's new Zambezi processors, then it's important to know whether your motherboard is already compatible with AMD's Bulldozer architecture Zambezi processors, or if the one you're purchasing will be.

While I could make some huge list of compatible motherboards, the most efficient way for you to find the compatibility of your motherboard is to go to the manufacturer's AM3+ compatible web page. To facilitate this process, I've listed the links, by manufacturer, that you can find below my list of the best Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock motherboards.

Motherboard Manufacturer Poll and Discussion

Video: AMD FX Processor Breaks the Operating Frequency World Record

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2011 TTGReviews

Comments

Exuroth on April 12, 2020:

I have a question, my computer has an AMD FX-8350 but my motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 and the problem is that this motherboard is not supported so I am having trouble with my graphics card drivers. My question is, does this motherboard like ASUS have support and driver updates so far?

Anon on February 15, 2019:

What about Asus 970 pro gaming aura

Wanclik on August 04, 2017:

I préfère asrock for the performances I expect

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AMD Socket AM3 Budget Motherboard Shootout

In recent weeks we have looked atdozens of AMD and Intel desktop CPUs to determine which offer the best price vs. performance ratio.

Quite clearly, in the $100 to $200 range, the Intel Core i5 750 emerged as the winner at the upper end of the spectrum. Those looking to spend a bit less, at around $150 the best two options currently available are the Phenom II X4 925 and the Core i3 540. However, as we tightened up our budget it was all AMD.

When looking at sub-$100 parts the result didn't come as much of a shock given our previous findings. For about $100, the Athlon II X4 630 and Phenom II X2 555 belong at the top of the food chain, delivering unrivaled performance in their class. The potential to unlock two additional cores on the latter was just the icing on the cake, giving us Phenom II X4 955 performance with the click of a button.

Indeed, the AMD AM3 platform appears to be the way to go for budget-minded users, and best of all there's a huge range of affordable motherboards to choose from.

Because of the way AMD has been forced into playing their cards, it is easy to find and purchase an AM3 motherboard capable of supporting even the latest Phenom II X6 processor for less than $100. Many of these motherboards also boast newly released technologies such as SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0, making them even more attractive.

Today we are putting together a few of these affordable AM3 motherboards to see just how much bang for your buck they offer. And we mean it, the three motherboards we hand-picked for testing come from reputable manufacturers and are being sold for less than $100. As part of our evaluation, we will attempt to unlock the Phenom II X2 555 processor ($100) on each board, essentially obtaining the performance of a $160 part without shelling out the extra cash for it.

The contenders include the Asrock 880GMH/USB3 ($85), Gigabyte 870A-UD3 ($95) and MSI 870A-G54 ($90). All three motherboards feature a current generation AMD 8-series chipset, but that doesn't mean they are all alike as we are about to find out.

Sours: https://www.techspot.com/review/295-amd-socket-am3-motherboard-comparison/

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