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GIGABYTE Introduces the AM3 Ready GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard

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    GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, their first AMD "Dragon Platform" qualified motherboard with next generation AMD AM3 Phenom II processors support, enabling the very latest in definitive high performance platforms for work, home and play.
    Sportting the new AMD AM3 socket, the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P allows users to elevate their rig beyond the standard limits with support for support the highest performing ever 45nm AMD Phenom II processors featuring HyperTransport 3.0 and integrated DDR3 memory controller. The first motherboard to provide DDR3 memory support for the AMD platform, the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P is able to reach memory speeds up to 1666+MHz (OC) for blazing fast memory access for today’s latest applications and games with greater energy efficiency. Build with top-notch high performance engineering, the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P features the highest quality 8+2 CPU VRM power phase design, able to handle the power demands from 140W CPUs with ease.

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    No performance platform would be complete without the very latest in graphics technologies and the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P doesn’t disappoint. Equipped with the AMD 790FX North Bridge, the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P offers Dual x16 PCI-E 2.0 graphics interfaces to deliver up the latest ATI CrossFireX support for the ultimate gaming platform. Plugging in dual graphics cards also enables support for up to 4 monitors, ideal for users wanting to boost their productivity by maximizing their multitasking capabilities.

    Getting the most performance out of your system has never been easier as the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P delivers AMD OverDrive support, allowing high-end users the ability to fully customize and monitor the performance and settings of their system. In addition, high-end performance junkies will love the latest EC AOD-ACC Embedded Controller, which allows AMD Phenom II Black Edition CPUs to be overclocked using the AMD OverDrive utility further than was previously possible.

    The GA-MA790FXT-UD5P is the latest edition to the GIGABYTE lineup of Ultra Durable 3 motherboards. Featuring the industry's first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards deliver dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards also feature Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting 50,000 hours of operation, Ferrite core chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to the commonly used iron core chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs that features a lower resistance, which reduces power consumption and heat generation. The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards promises to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.

    Advanced connectivity options are key to any high end system, and the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P delivers with a combined total of up to 10 SATA 2.0 device support. In addition to the 6 SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) ports from the SB750 (with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD support), the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P provides an additional 4 SATA 2.0 ports through the onboard JMicron controller (JM363 & JM322 with RAID 0, 1, and JBOD support), enabling GIGABYTE's Smart Backup technology which allows users to connect up to 4 SATA 2.0 devices for effortless hardware-based RAID data protection on-the-fly. The GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P also features Dual Gigabit LAN connections with Teaming, which allows 2 single connections to act as 1 single connection for twice the bandwidth to improve overall throughput.

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    Can we PLEASE stop with the baby blue MoBo's!!! :shadedshu
     
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    I'd rather spend 20$ more on a quality board.
     
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    Was eXpecting Illuminati black to match the CPU box color. :wtf:

    Cost looks good but reviews look bad , and I have to ask myself why I would want a motherboard that supports only one type of CPU. :confused:

    Wondering what other marketing lies come with this board. :pimp:

    I can tolerate inept asthetics as long as the product gets the job done :rockout:

    This of course may all be pointless when we start seeing GPGPUs take over :nutkick:

    It's wrong to call on the motherboard gods thats paganism :slap:

    You wonder who's driving the train :shadedshu

    Sapphire :toast:

    Like I can afford 6 SATA 2 hard drives isn't this an SSD universe now :(

    God I don't ask for much but would you kill all the bots and booters on yahoo and make the industry stop making computers that suck :respect:
     
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    I don't care about looks but the quality of gigabyte stuff I've had was terrible.
     
  7. devguy

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    I think the 790x board is the better value. With PCIe 2.0, most cards aren't bottlenecked by the 8x lane, so having dual 16x lanes is a moot point (trust me, I have the 790fx/sb600 board and the difference of crossfire with everything else the same is under 5% with both 3870 & 4870s).

    Aside from that, the only real differences between the 790fx/790x gigabyte boards is that the 790fx board has the heatpipe connected to the southbridge, and has a second gigabit lan and two more SATA ports (from the gigabyte controller) BOTH have the 8+2 power phase!

    Although, does anyone know what that other heatsink beneath the southbridge is cooling? It is not there on the 790x board. Perhaps it is cooling a better Gigabyte RAID controller? If it is say a hardware controller, then it might be really nice. It is labeled "363_HS".

    And one of the reasons I will continue to buy Gigabyte boards because they seem to be the only board company that uses the much superior ALC889A onboard audio. No other manufacturer uses this one, so I cannot get my DTS: Connect fix without a dedicated sound card.
     
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    I love the baby blues myself so I say lets leave them alone!! :D

    Looks to be an awesome board. May be this will be my next purchase or something from Asus.
     
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    This is an quality board :).

    With UD5P code name, that's mean the only higher one is the one with EXTREME.

    Maybe something like 790FX EXTREME Edition.
     
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    + 1 to that, gigabyte make very good quality boards, maybe the best ones because of the ultra durable. @ shadowfold: if u had bad experience with gigabyte u had bad luck, but is just my opinion :toast:
     
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    cool heat sink , but i expect more pci-e slots
     

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