Monday, November 5th 2007

Gigabyte Debuts Three AMD 790FX Based Motherboards

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.

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
Sources: DarkVision Hardware, TechConnect Magazine
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24 Comments on Gigabyte Debuts Three AMD 790FX Based Motherboards

#1
erocker
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Wow, that DS4 is going to be cheap and support full Crossfire!
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#2
Darkmind
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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#3
panchoman
Sold my stars!
gigabyte ftw!!!!

the price of the ds4 is actually cheaper then many good p35 and 680i boards..
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#4
erocker
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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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#6
panchoman
Sold my stars!
Other features on this board include a Realtek ALC 889A codec with DTS Connect support, featuring 106 dB Signal to Noise ratio enabling Blu-ray and HD DVD high quality Full Rate Lossless audio playback, onboard Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming function support and Quad BIOS solution for multiple layers of protection. There are also 4 eSATA ports, 1394 and S/PDIF
sweet!


damn!!!! what cards are they using for the quad config.?
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#7
Kasparz
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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#8
hugz
erockerWow, that DS4 is going to be cheap and support full Crossfire!
hmhm, but only DQ6 got 4 pcie ports :wtf:
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#9
panchoman
Sold my stars!
full crossfire means that the slots still run at x16/x16
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#10
von kain
erockerI would think:

DS4 = $99.00 - $109.00
DS5 = $149.00 - $179.00
DQ6 = $189.00 - $269.00
still a shame i would have to pay the same in euro :wtf::shadedshu
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I must have these. Ill take any one of them to be honest, though the DQ6 is looking mighty tasty.
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#12
panchoman
Sold my stars!
von kainstill a shame i would have to pay the same in euro :wtf::shadedshu
lol
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#13
breakfromyou
Too bad the memory slots are configured like that.
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#14
panchoman
Sold my stars!
breakfromyouToo bad the memory slots are configured like that.
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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#15
DrunkenMafia
hugzhmhm, but only DQ6 got 4 pcie ports :wtf:
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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#16
panchoman
Sold my stars!
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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#17
hugz
DrunkenMafiaFull crossfire only req's 2 pcie slots. Quad crossfire req's 4 slots..
Yes I know :twitch: I tried to say no quad crossfire for non DQ6 mainboards. :banghead:
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#19
FatForester
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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#20
happita
hugzYes I know :twitch: I tried to say no quad crossfire for non DQ6 mainboards. :banghead:
I don't think any game will use the power of 4 vid cards for a long time coming :)
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#21
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
hmm wonder how it stacks up against Asus and DFIs Offers, Performance, Overclocking, Feature set.
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#22
dnoiz
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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#23
Wile E
Power User
happitaI don't think any game will use the power of 4 vid cards for a long time coming :)
No, but benchmarks will show it, for all of us bench junkies.
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#24
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
There will be most likly added AA effects for 4 card users as well:)
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