I need to replace my motherboard so I have to decide which to choose. They are the GIGABYTE - Mainboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970A-UD3P (rev. 2.x) and the GIGABYTE - Mainboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FX-Gaming (rev. 1.0) . They don't have too many differences that I care too much about, but they differ in price and chipset.
I have read that the 990fx chipset works better with the AMD FX-8350 processor, but not why. Is this really true? Why does it do?
If you will be overclocking and/or using multiple high end video cards, then you are going to want the additional benefits of the 990FX over the 970. If you are just going to run it at stock, then there's no real reason to spring for the 990FX.