better ASUS Motherboard

  sshadrsarkar 26 Mar 12
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Hi Friends

Can you please suggest me which is better motherboard? And why? Models are ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 or ASUS M5A88-V EVO

Processor is AMD Phenom 1100T.

Thanks.

  KRONOS the First 26 Mar 12
Answer

The M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 is an AM3 board whilst the M5A88-V EVO is a AM3+ board.

Difference Between AM3+ and AM3 Socket

  • Socket AM3+ socket has an extra pin ( unused ? - citation needed)
  • The AM3+ motherboard will have bigger hole. This increased the current carrying capacity and eases processor insertion into the motherboard.
  • The bigger hole also increase the signal integrity as has been claimed.
  • The clips to hold the fans have improved design that will make the CPU cooler.
  • AM3+ sockets are backward compatible with the AM3 sockets. -The latest Bulldozer processors require AM3+ socket, but a AM3 socket may also work with BIOS upgrade. Check with motherboard manufacturer.

Overall the AM3+ is the better board in upgrade terms.

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