[PC-BSD Testing] Question about choosing motherboard for pcbsd 8.1 x64

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 06:24:47 PDT 2010

Actually, USB 3.0 support is not part of the 890-series chipsets, so there's
even less difference.  USB 3.0 doesn't seem to be supported by FreeBSD yet,
as I've just upgraded my motherboard to a Gigabyte 890 board and the USB 3.0
ports don't work.

I'm not sure if SATA 6 work or not, but then again, similar to the USB 3.0
situation, it might take a while before we can find hardware that can make
use of the additional bandwidth, so there's still some time incorporate


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 6:02 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:

> On 07/20/2010 5:07 AM, nr10232 at op.pl wrote:
>> hi.
>> I want to buy new motherboard - should i choose one with new chipset (AMD
>> 890/850) or older model which i tested (with AMD 790/750)?
>> I bought my m4a78t-e in 2009-march, but last issue (ahci problems) was
>> solved very recently (8.1-beta1 or 8.1-rc1 works fine at last) and i don't
>> want to have that problems again.
>> regards,
>> krzysiek
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> Krzysiek,
> In reality, there isn't too much of a difference between 790FX and 890FX
> save for USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 support. Hypertransport is still at 3.0. The
> number of PCI Express lanes has gone up but that shouldn't make any
> difference. The only difference is that SB850 updates the AHCI spec to 1.2
> from 1.1. Although I have not read the release notes on FBSD 8.1 yet, I
> don't know if they put in SATA 6.0 and USB 3.0 support yet so my guess is
> the worst that might happen is you'll be at SATA II and USB 2.0 level. We'll
> have to wait and see. I too am waiting to update my ancient motherboard to
> one of the nice Gigabyte 890FX boards out there and join the 21st century.
> Arthur
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