What we have here is a motherboard that comes in at a very affordable price
point but one that could be at the heart of a considerably potent and very
capable high end machine! To trade blows (and quite often better) a high end
board like the Crosshair IV Extreme is something else. Of course there are
caveats in that updated chipset drivers could have a noteworthy effect on
scores but in all honesty I couldn't see the boosts being so great that the
A9DA-S would get left behind.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips