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MSI Unveils New AM3 Socket 790FX and 790GX Motherboards

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MSI, the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer, today unveils its AMD AM3 motherboard 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65. MSI AM3 motherboard fully supports AMD latest 45nm Phenom II processor and DDR3 memory. In addition, it comes with the AM3 processor which is optimized for the “second-generation DrMOS technology” and “APS (Active Phase Switching) technology”, both in high and low loading, MSI AM3 series motherboard offers the highest power conversion efficiency and effectively reduces the heat. Not only that, Gaming series motherboard even comes with OC Dial and MAX FSB advanced overclocking technologies, as well as M-Flash BIOS update mechanism protection. OC Dial and MAX FSB overclocking enable users to overclock easily and become an expert in a short period of time; M-Flash enables user to load the BIOS files from USB drive to boot up. In addition, the full range products feature full support for multimedia applications, Blu-ray high-definition hardware audio, eSATA/USB combo port, and complete display output interface to provide Full HD and high-performance 3D display capabilities. This motherboard is simply one of the best solutions for gamers and multimedia users.

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Engrish galore! Nowhere near as bad as some of my old motherboard manuals. XD

Thanks. I'm excited to see this come out. (The FX I'm interested in)

Is that quad crossfire with all cards at 16x? I don't think it says.

unrelated: Are MSI boards usually good overclockers?

That packaging is great.
 

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I like the look of the FX... nice!
 
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Engrish galore! Nowhere near as bad as some of my old motherboard manuals. XD

Thanks. I'm excited to see this come out. (The FX I'm interested in)

Is that quad crossfire with all cards at 16x? I don't think it says.

unrelated: Are MSI boards usually good overclockers?

That packaging is great.
Quad Crossfire runs at 8x-8x-8x-8x electrical...
 

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That's got to be the greatest and worst looking motherboard in the 'same' picture :cool: Black & blue sexeeh, but brown, pink and babyblue, seriously :eek:
 
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I love the 790GX board! I hope more companies get more AM3 boards out.
 
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this is really great! do we know anything about their price tags?
 
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this is really great! do we know anything about their price tags?
If I had to guess.. 200$ for the 790FX and 150$ for the 790GX. Maybe a little higher due to DDR3 but the controller is on the CPU so it shouldn't cost that much more.
 
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I'm so getting that 790FX board, that is mighty fine and will look beautiful with the blue tracers I will be getting:)
 
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OOOooooooo!

i think i might do an Amd rig soon :cool:
Lol, you so crazy.

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Rock on sir. :rockout:
 

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Damn that is one sexy FX board...I should have waited to buy a new board!
 

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I hate how AMD did not make this able to take AM2+ cpus. Just adding in that one more pen and adding DDR3 killed it. I guess an AM2+ chip could never have run DDR3 anyway.
 

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Sweeet! I like my MSI board now... so it looks like im getting one for my AM3 setup!!! That FX looks niiiiiiiiice. Definitely a front runner. Now to see what DFI dishes out...
 

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Wow nice motherboards by MSI. Not bad at all, I like the fact they have 7 pci slots (5 PCIe and 2 PCI v2.2). I really like this motherboards layout. It looks like you will be able to fit a nice big Heatsink and Fan without having the DDR memory in the way.

Just wondering though, it says its compatable with current AM2+ with DDR2. Is this so? Does this take DDR2 when AM2+ is installed and DDR3 when AM3 is installed?

If so I may pick one up :D
 

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They do look great but...

Again, they should put that small 1X Pcie thingy in the first place. Putting a big GFX card can leave that slot pretty much useless.
 
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has anyone noticed that a lot if not all am3 motherboards have the northbridge next to the mosfets instead of its normal location below the cpu socket? i have seen that on multiple am3 motherboards so far and im wondering what the advantage of that is. i love the looks tho it would look perfect in my system.
 

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hopefully this time unlike on the K9A2 platinum they have covered all of the mosfets with the big old HS and some way to easily actively cool it would be nice like asus does with there stuff



but congrats MSI for a very very nice looking mobo hopefully it is as popular as the K9A2 platinum and clocks even better
 
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that fx looks like an overclocking champ :)
 
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RELEASE DATE!!!! *throws keyboard threw monitor*