(AMD 790FX) mainboard review - Introduction
Gigabyte introduces Mainboard that supports Quad CrossFire based on AMD 790FX chipset for AM2+ Phenom processor.
Gigabyte again leads the industry by delivering one of the first board that supports AMD AM2+ Phenom™/ AM2 Athlon™64 series processors. The board, GA-MA790FX-DQ6 supports Dual Channel DDR2 1066 memory support for outstanding system performance. The board comes with Quad PCIe 2.0 graphics interface with ATI CrossFire technology support (two x16 or four x8). The chipset supports 41 lanes of PCIe 2.0 and can run CrossFire and the future Quad CrossFire. It is also said that 3 cards can be run in a Tri CrossFire configuration to improve graphics performance.
The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 uses High Quality CPU Power design with Ferrite core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFETs and Solid Capacitors just like the P35-DQ6. Durable Japanese manufactured SMD (Surface Mount Device) Solid Capacitors is used for enhanced system durability. All New Copper SILENT-PIPE that includes heat sinks covering the MOSFET modules, the north bridge and the south bridge is used on this board to minimise system noise.
Other features on this board includes a Realtek ALC 889A codec with DTS Connect support, featuring 106 dB Signal to Noise ratio and enabling Blu-ray and HD DVD high quality Full Rate Lossless audio playback. The on board Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming function support, Quad BIOS solution for multiple layers of protection. There is also 4 eSATA ports, 1394, S/PDIF etc.
The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 emphasize on 6 Quads and 5 Smarts.
Quad eSATA2 for enhanced data storage
scalability and data-transfer performance
Dual BIOS Plus
Silent Pipe and CrossFire
The last 2 S is silent pipe for quiet operation and CrossFire for future graphics upgrade.
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