Monday, April 20th 2009

Jetway Releases XBLUE Series Motherboards

Jetway announced its newest line of mainstream motherboards for the AMD processor platform: XBLUE series. The two models currently part of the lineup include XBLUE-78GA3 (AMD 780G) and XBLUE-77A3 (AMD 770). Jetway used an identical PCB design for the two, with a few components' presence determined by the chipset. The core idea is to provide support for the entire range of processors right from AM2 to AM3. The board features two DDR2 (supports up to DDR2-1066 standard) and two DDR3 slots (supports up to DDR3-1333). For AM3 processors, either kind of memory can be used, while for AM2 and AM2+ ones the DDR2 slots have to be used.

On both the boards, Jetway implemented ATI Crossfire, not by using external PCI-E switching for the PCI-E x16 slot, but rather providing a PCI-E x4 slot powered by the SB700 southbridge. The XBLUE-78GA3 even packs SidePort memory for the IGP. Its output options include DVI, D-Sub and HDMI. The XBLUE-77A3 relies on discrete graphics. Other features include six SATA II ports, and six-channel HD audio. The company is yet to announce pricing and availability.

Source: NordicHardware
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14 Comments on Jetway Releases XBLUE Series Motherboards

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i might get the 780G
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#2
a_ump
i didn't thk Jetway was very reknown, are they good quality?
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#3
BrooksyX
by: a_ump
i didn't thk Jetway was very reknown, are they good quality?
I wouldn't buy from them. I had a Jetway Ati 9600xt years ago. The card had a lot of problems and it just died on me one day. The card wasn't overclocked or anything. Don't think ill give them a second look.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: a_ump
i didn't thk Jetway was very reknown, are they good quality?
they are ok not the best but the HA07 was very very good. hopefully the 780G is cheap cause it should be a good toy to test DDR2 VS DDR3 scaling on phenom II
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#5
suraswami
by: a_ump
i didn't thk Jetway was very reknown, are they good quality?
by: BrooksyX
I wouldn't buy from them. I had a Jetway Ati 9600xt years ago. The card had a lot of problems and it just died on me one day. The card wasn't overclocked or anything. Don't think ill give them a second look.
by: cdawall
they are ok not the best but the HA07 was very very good. hopefully the 780G is cheap cause it should be a good toy to test DDR2 VS DDR3 scaling on phenom II
Jetway used to be crap, but they like ECS manufacture for other known companies too. Lately they have been producing some damn good boards. They are stable and above all run damn cool not like those bl**** Asus which runs hot (I am talking about the midrange ones).

Like cda said, (when my 810 chip comes), in I might buy this Jetway to replace the crap ECS.
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#6
aj28
Interesting... Only 4x PCI-E lanes for Crossfire? And only 6-channel audio? Judging by that, as well as the look of the PCB, these will probably be very value-oriented. Perhaps moreso than most other models utilizing the 770/780G... I'm all for cheap boards, but as it stands, the current value leaders (Foxconn/ECS) are offering a pretty good package for the money, with better features to boot. I'll be interested to see where these slide into the price structure and how they'll market them...
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#7
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
so Jetway still manufactures baord huh? Yeah.. theyre pretty much for the cheaps..
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#8
HellasVagabond
ECS / Jetway, both make cheap mainboards for the masses mainly for certain countries that do not carry other brands and that's that.
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#9
Nick89
I used the HA07 Ultra for a friends system rebuild and it was awesome, better than my board.

Jetway makes good boards.

Some of the guys in this thread dont know sh*t.
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#10
HellasVagabond
Great boards....Thats why their X58 mainboard is unavailable due to the fact that you can't oc at all....( Or at least thats what their responce was when i asked about availability ) :)
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#12
iStink
Ok so I'm seeing very mixed opinions here. Maybe we need a poll. Jetway: good or bad?

Those who have had experience with their recent board seem to have the opinion that they are great, while those who messed with them a while back had a bad experience.
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#13
zCexVe
With my experience,they have the least features,faster settings disabled BIOS or such.Mercury-the crappiest brand ever-were Jetway rebranded too.
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#14
mudkip
they stole the colour combination from gigabyte :o

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