Thursday, January 22nd 2009

Gigabyte Introduces Next Generation AMD AM3 Dragon Motherboard

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.
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.

Specifications
  • AMD 790FX + SB750 Chipset
  • Ultra Durable 3 Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature
  • Revolutionary energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver technology
  • Supports socket AM3 45nm AMD Phenom II series processors
  • Advanced 8+2 power phase design for 45nm CPU highly efficiency support
  • Dual Channel DDR3 1666+ for remarkable system performance
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface with ATI CrossFireX support for ultimate graphics performance
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with Teaming functionality
  • Power/reset/Clr CMOS onboard button for power users
  • Blu-ray playback supported by high quality 106dB SNR ALC889A HD audio
  • Supports Dolby Home Theater audio to enjoy a rich surround sound experience
  • Patented DualBIOS with dual hardware BIOS protection
Source: Gigabyte
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21 Comments on Gigabyte Introduces Next Generation AMD AM3 Dragon Motherboard

#1
Darknova
Wow, looks like a great board, love the layout, but not a fan of the color scheme...
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#2
Supreme0verlord
Yeah, I don't really like the color scheme either, looks kind of childish to me( Its the light blue that makes it look childish to me).
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#3
ASharp
Looks like a good board for sure. I do wonder though what that tiny heatsink is for to the left of the SB750 chip.
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#4
Darknova
ASharpLooks like a good board for sure. I do wonder though what that tiny heatsink is for to the left of the SB750 chip.
Maybe this bit?

"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."
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#5
Evo85
Baby Blue. WTF??? :banghead:
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#6
EiSFX
Ya that color scheme has to go looks kinda gay in my opinion just not right
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#7
Cold Storm
Battosai
I'm one who likes the look of it.. It's finally two colors and not a color here and there... But, I've never been a fan of Gigabyte... Could be again...
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#8
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
The color is't the best but it matches, dark blue, light blue, then white. Not something like puke green, yellow, orange.

Sounds about the same as the other AM3 boards, but a while back was that article about them shorting on PCI-E. Are they trying to make up for it with "ULTRA DURABLE" on the heatsink of the mosfets? Usually anytime that a company has to put something like that on it's product it really scares me.
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#9
SystemViper
ahh, common now fella's, don't be so hard on this board, those colors are pretty. I love pastels on my boards, ohhh got to run and get a manicure.
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#10
Laurijan
I wish Asus boards would have something like Ultra Durable 3
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#11
Weer
I'm sorry, but that is simply the most sickening shade of blue.
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I love the color, yall need to flesh out from red black and green. Looks like it will be an awesome board. Ill probably snag it :D
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
why is everything printed upside down on the mobo lol
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#15
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
You can print words anyway you want when it's ULTRA DURABLE.
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#16
LittleLizard
dont like color but dont care as long as u dont have a window. im more interested in how it overclock and probably it will good, very good
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#17
juan adames
Very interesting looking layout. but like the last guy said ,
As long as it can perform well i'll would'nt hesitate buiyng this baby.
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#18
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
nice looking motherboard, wish i could hear about its overclocking ventures.
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#19
H82LUZ73
WOW.. SMURFIE BOARD.....:laugh:
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#20
Mega-Japan
I really don't care about the color at all...
But beh, finally motherboard manufacturers are moving on to the next AM3 socket MoBos, now is to wait for AMD to do their part with their new chips.
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#21
ShadowFold
LaurijanI wish Asus boards would have something like Ultra Durable 3
All it is is marketing. Ultra Durable 3 means solid caps and copper PCB lining or something. It's not that special.
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