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Old 02-03-11, 07:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: a question about 890fx chipsets (crosshair iv formula)

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Why do you need such high bandwidth disks?

Either way I don't think that it was very smart to get an AMD chipset. Native SATA 3 or not, AMD is not known for high performance SATA chipsets.

I would have used a single SSD as boot disk and then coupled a few SSDs to a high bandwidth array using a secondary onboard/PCIe controller. Or why do you need a high bandwidth bootable array?

As for your question, AFAIK you don't need an SLI capable board to use a secondary card for PhysX.
I read reviews on newegg for the highpoint rocketaid 640 and a lot were saying that the rocketraid bios was overtaking control of the motherboards sata controller. I was going to go with a pci-e raid controller, but I thought I could get a mb for the price they sell them for. I am a performance buff and I would like to boot as fast as possible. And the upgrade path I was on with the intel system I had, I was looking at $1000 for 2 way sli every gen and $200 for a controller that might not work. So in my opinion, I saved $500 for a video card and got a mb that has native sata 3 for the price of a pci-e controller that may not like my past and current mb.
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