Monday, January 12th 2009

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 Motherboard Pictured

Following announcements by most motherboard manufacturers about their AM3 CPU compatibility lists, plans of motherboards based on the new DDR3-supportive platform socket have been coming to surface. After a list of eight motherboards by ASUS under the M4A and M4N series, Gigabyte's first motherboard based on the AM3 socket has been pictured. The GA-MA790FXT-UD5P is the company's first AMD motherboard that uses the Ultra Durable 3 construction, with 2-oz copper layered PCB, high-grade conductive polymer capacitors, and MOSFETs with lower RDS.

As the name suggests, this motherboard is based on the AMD 790FX chipset. It features two full-bandwidth PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots supporting ATI CrossfireX, four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting DDR3-1600+ MHz memory. The motherboard supports AM3 socket processors with TDP of up to 140W. A total of 10 SATA II ports are provided, six of which are routed to the SB750 southbridge, four to an additional SATA II controller. Other features are common with Gigabyte motherboards in its class, with high-quality 7.1 ch audio, two gigabit Ethernet connections, twelve USB 2.0 ports (8 external), and FireWire. Gigabyte is planning two more AM3 socket models: GA-MA770T-UD3P and GA-MA790X-UD4P based on the AMD 770 and 790X chipsets respectively.


Source: TechConnect Magazine
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33 Comments on Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 Motherboard Pictured

#1
Hayder_Master
that is great news btarunr thanx a lot , woooooooooow first amd mobo with ddr3 1600
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#2
szulmizan
Just want to know, Do Triple Channel memory has more performance gain against Dual Channel memory.. Just curious.. If i'm using DDR3 1333MHz with triple channel setup, the memory bandwidth should be 10666 X 3 = 31,998.. Do the math like that?
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#3
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
LittleLizard said:
is weird that only has 2 pcie whereas most 790 fx should have 3 or 4.

i guess they realized that it will be more economical to put 2 since most people that do crossfire only uses 2 cards
my Giga 790FX (DS5) only has 2 pci x slots..

What I DO like is the slots are now a full 16X each..Nice

And the Gigabyte ALC889A onboard sound is pretty nice too.
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#4
eidairaman1
this board somewhat looks like a Jetway/Biostar (color coding)

I hope its a Strong Overclocker and costs less than Asus.
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#5
KBD
szulmizan said:
Just want to know, Do Triple Channel memory has more performance gain against Dual Channel memory.. Just curious.. If i'm using DDR3 1333MHz with triple channel setup, the memory bandwidth should be 10666 X 3 = 31,998.. Do the math like that?
i found this article, intesresting read:

http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/15967/1
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#6
Super XP
Silverel said:
??

The 790FX chipset should have 4 PCIe slots, 790X should have only 2...

Aren't these supposed to be triple channel capable? Seems odd that there's 4 DIMM slots. I'd rather see 6.
Yes, the 790FX chipset supports 4 PCIe x16 long slots, but in this case Gigabyte is giving the buyer the choice to either buy a 790FX based mobo with 2 x PCIe x 16 or 4 x PCIe x 16. I only wish Asus would do such a thing. The 790GX is a great board, but in CrossfireX mode one lane is running at x16 where as the other is running at 8x which only bottlenecks performance.

I've had very bad experience with one of Gigabyte's mobo's but this one does look quite promising.
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#7
adrianx
maybe in the future... will have a better memory controller :) quad channel 4x64bit or 2x128bit
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#8
Super XP
adrianx said:
maybe in the future... will have a better memory controller :) quad channel 4x64bit or 2x128bit
What I don't like is AMD's CPU's only support DDR2-1066 per channel. So if you run all both channels at once which in my case I am with 8GB of DDR2-1066 memory, I am stuch running it at DDR2-800. I can always take out the 4 GB's (2 x 2GB) and have 4GB's run at 1066 but I didn't see an improvement at all, so I stick with 8GB and turn off the paging file. ;)
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