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Thoughts on AMD's 890GX/ SB850 chipset?

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I know it's brand new, but what does everyone think of the new chipset? Do you think it's a big advance? The bus connecting the two bridges is supposed to be twice as fast as before.

The mobos offering it are around $40 US more than the 785/ 710 chipsets that are so popular. All of the mobos have native SATA III and many have native USB 3.0.

Gigabyte has this one

and Asus has this one

Thoughts? Are they worth the $40-50 more for a new build?
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Realistically SATA III is no faster than SATA II. Likewise USB 3 is no faster than USB 2.
The figures mooted around are theoretical - most mechanical drives at this time are no faster in SATA II than they are in SATA I.
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