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Gigabyte Debuts Three AMD 790FX Based Motherboards

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  1. malware New Member

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    Motherboard maker Gigabyte unveiled the specifications of three new motherboards with the AMD 790FX chipset. The GA-MA790X-DS4, GA-MA790X-DS5 and GA-MA790X-DQ6 all have support for AMD's upcoming AM2+ Phenom processors, 1066MHz DDR2 memory and PCI Express 2.0. The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is the most advanced version. This motherboard uses a special cooling system with two heatpipes and features support for CrossFireX. The other two motherboards only support regular CrossFire. The boards will be available later this month.

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    GA-MA790FX-DQ6
    • Supports AMD AM2+ Phenom/AM2 Athlon 64 series processors
      Dual Channel DDR2 1066 memory support for remarkable system performance
    • Quad PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interfaces with ATI CrossFireX support for extreme gaming performance
    • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function and IEEE 1394a connection
    • Integrated dual LAN with Teaming function to provide twice bandwidth of transmission speed
    • High quality 8-ch ALC889A High Definition audio with DTS Connect support, featuring 106dB Signal to Noise Ratio and Full Rate Lossless Audio with Blu-ray/ HD DVD playback support.
    • Ultra Durable 2 motherboard features High Quality CPU Power design with Ferrite core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET and Solid Capacitors.
    • Durable Capacitors that take advantage of Japanese manufactured SMD (Surface Mount Device) Solid Capacitors for enhanced system durability.
    • Re-engineered Thermal Design featuring All Copper Silent-Pipe and Crazy Cool
    • External SATA2 design makes you enjoying "easy to use, easy to go, and easy to play"
    GA-MA790FX-DS5
    • Supports AMD AM2+ Phenom/AM2 Athlon 64 series processors
    • Dual Channel DDR2 1066 memory support for remarkable system performance
    • Dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interfaces with ATI CrossFireX support for extreme gaming performance
    • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
    • Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE1394
    • High quality 8-ch ALC889A High Definition audio with DTS Connect support, featuring 106dB Signal to Noise Ratio and Full Rate Lossless Audio with Blu-ray/HD DVD playback support.
    • Ultra Durable 2 motherboard features High Quality CPU Power design with Ferrite core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET and Solid Capacitors
    • Durable Capacitors that take advantage of Japanese manufactured Solid Capacitors for enhanced system durability
    • Re-engineered Thermal Design featuring All Copper Silent-Pipe and Crazy Cool
    • External SATA2 design makes you enjoying "easy to use, easy to go, and easy to play"
    GA-MA790X-DS4:
    • Supports AMD AM2+ Phenom/AM2 Athlon 64 series processors
    • Dual Channel DDR2 1066 memory support for remarkable system performance
    • Dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interfaces with ATI CrossFireX support for extreme gaming performance
    • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
    • Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE1394
    • High quality 8-ch ALC889A High Definition audio, featuring 106dB Signal to Noise Ratio and Full Rate Lossless Audio with Blu-ray/HD DVD playback support.
    • Ultra Durable 2 motherboard features High Quality CPU Power design with Ferrite core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET and Solid Capacitors.
    • Durable Capacitors that take advantage of Japanese manufactured Solid Capacitors for enhanced system durability
    Source: DarkVision Hardware, TechConnect Magazine
     
  2. erocker

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    Wow, that DS4 is going to be cheap and support full Crossfire!
     
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    Watch the price be as follows: DS4 - $199, DS5 - $249, DS6 - $299

    That's still a lot of money for the DS4
     
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    gigabyte ftw!!!!

    the price of the ds4 is actually cheaper then many good p35 and 680i boards..
     
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    I would think:

    DS4 = $99.00 - $109.00
    DS5 = $149.00 - $179.00
    DQ6 = $189.00 - $269.00
     
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    sweet!

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    damn!!!! what cards are they using for the quad config.?
     
  8. Kasparz New Member

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    Gigabyte HD2600Pro/XT cards that are well known for overheating. In crossfire with 4 cards these will probably blow at intensive 3d mode.
     
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    hmhm, but only DQ6 got 4 pcie ports :wtf:
     
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    full crossfire means that the slots still run at x16/x16
     
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    still a shame i would have to pay the same in euro :wtf::shadedshu
     
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    I must have these. Ill take any one of them to be honest, though the DQ6 is looking mighty tasty.
     
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    lol
     
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    Too bad the memory slots are configured like that.
     
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    i like the placement of the slots, that way when you have a big ass cooler, the memory gets cooled as well. my 2 sticks of ddr2 800 fit under my blue orb and can be easily taken out, the orb cools the sticks a good bit :)
     
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    Full crossfire only req's 2 pcie slots. Quad crossfire req's 4 slots..



    BTW has anyone even seen a quad crossfire setup before... :eek: I can't see how those 4 cards in that ^^ pic won't overheat in a second, and what is the point of having quad crossfire when you have to do it with mid range single slot cards... Surely 2 high end cards would be better. Non the less though it would be pretty wicked to give it a go.. :respect:
     
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    the new 3800's come single slot, so you can quad x-fire those. and nvidia's still working on a crappy thing of tri sli using dual slot coolers :laugh:
     
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    Yes I know :twitch: I tried to say no quad crossfire for non DQ6 mainboards. :banghead:
     
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    I want the DS4 :).
     
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    Wow.. I'm not too sure on what my next build will be... Intel, or AMD with these kick ass mobos... decisions, decisions.
     
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    I don't think any game will use the power of 4 vid cards for a long time coming :)
     
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    hmm wonder how it stacks up against Asus and DFIs Offers, Performance, Overclocking, Feature set.
     
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    Anyone an idea when we'll be seeing dual-socket mobo's based on this new chip set ? I want cheap 8-core monsters :).

    R.
     
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    No, but benchmarks will show it, for all of us bench junkies.
     
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    There will be most likly added AA effects for 4 card users as well:)
     

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