i got a gigabyte 880g usb3 am3 socket motherboard
a 1090t amd phenom II in it
gskill sniper 16 gb 1600 @ 1333 mhz
i was thinking of buying a 990x am3+ mobo not only to replace my current mobo but for future piledriver chips as amd claims 2nd and 3rd generation piledriver and steamroller respectively shall be supported by this socket natively-- well maybe as far as i know.
i wont be giving away my current mobo as it is a real workhorse and will give it to my sis with the 1090t (who is currently using an pentium x2 e6600 with 8gb ddr3 and amd 5450) once piledriver comes out.
Also read that the new unreleased amd northbridge nb1090 isnt something radical but rather a minor upgrade with 8 sata 3 and more usb 3 ports.
Now my question is shall i buy the gigabyte 990XA-ud3 which has 6 sata3 and 32 gb ddr3 support unlike mine which doesnt OR should i wait till something appropriate comes out that is piledriver specific....
Now my real quest is whether i will benefit in anyway even if i upgrade my current mobo from 880gm to 990xa....meaning whether transactions and performance is better than the 880 mobo(northbridge and southbridge).....