GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support the new generation of AMD Phenom™II X 6 processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
The GA-MA770-UD3 introduces revolutionary GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 technology on AMD platform with featuring 2 oz copper PCB and further helps to reduce the system temperature and dramatically enhance the performance. Based on AMD 770 chipset, the GA-MA770-UD3 supports AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, integrated DDR2 memory controller, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links and PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface. With the innovative GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver technology, the MA770-UD3 is able to provide user friendly computing, reach the maximum system performance easily while still able to save the power and environment in real life at the same time.
Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU
This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 4+1 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 Phenom™II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
AMD OverDrive Support
The AMD OverDrive™ utility is provided by AMD, offering high-end users the ability to maximize the capability, flexibility, and adjustability of the platforms utilizing AMD processors, sockets, and chipsets. * For download site of AMD OverDrive™, please visit AMD official website for details: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx ** The support condition of this utility may vary by models(chipsets).
Ultra Durable 3 – Classic
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry’s first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, delivering a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards are equipped with the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable signature features including Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting an operational life time of more than 50,000 hours, Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs (providing lower resistance to reduce power consumption and heat generation) and GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS™ technology (providing dual hardware BIOS protection). GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards promise 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.
Dual Channel DDR2 1200+ MHz
Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1200MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease. * DDR2 1200+ is supported with combination of AM2+ processors and qualified memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail memory support information.
GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver
Featuring an advanced proprietary software design, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver is able to dynamically adjust CPU power depending on workload, delivering just the right amount of power needed for the task. Coupled with AMD’s highly efficient AM2+ and latest 45nm AM3 CPU, the Easy Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional levels of power savings and enhanced power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance. * Easy Energy Saver only supports AMD AM2+ and new generation AM3 CPU.
GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.
Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE AM2+/ AM2 solutions enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new....more
50,000 Hours Japanese Solid Capacitors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by leading Japanese manufacturers. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors 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...more
* 50000 hours of work time is calculated at 85? ambient temperature.
- by David_W @Jan 06, 2009
(Note 1) Due to Windows XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB. (Note 2) Whether 1066 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used. (Note 3) Use of a CPU that supports ECC is required if you wish to install ECC memory. (Note 4) Whether the CPU/ system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/ system cooler you installed. (Note 5) Available functions in Easytune may differ by motherboard model. (Note 6) Due to the hardware limitation, you must install the AMD AM2+ Phenom™ series CPU to enable support for Easy Energy Saver.
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Continuing our series of AMD-based motherboard reviews, today we have a review of Gigabyte’s budget-oriented GA-MA770-UD3. This is one of the most popular AM2+ / AM3 compatible motherboards on the market for the simple reason that it offers a seemingly unbeatable price / performance with a rich fea
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This is a pretty good board. The only things I would really change are mentioned above. I don't like cables running to the middle of the board. Otherwise, I have not issues running a Athlon II x4 635 and 4gb of G.Skill PC2-8000 DIMMS.
Got this board in May and I got rev 2.1. I was able to unlock 2 cores on my CPU to give me a quad core. Board layout is good (except for the 8 pin 12v power) and there are 2xPWM headers on this board. The CPU area is a little tight for larger coolers and I have to rest my CPU fan on-top of either my RAM or my NB (Scythe Ninja rev2). Overall a good board, especially for the price!
No complaints aside from trying to mount an after market CPU cooler was a pain in the arse, as the bridge cooler was too close to allow for easy attachment. 16 gb or ram support is a nice bonus, as is 6 SATA ports, and a plethora of usb ports. Nice bang for buck, good base for a budget gaming build, though would like to see something in this range with DDR3 and dual PCI-E support.
Apart from not having esata, it is good board. What separates this board from some of the others is that it doesn't have integrated graphics. This is good if you plan on buying a discrete graphics card. If you use a lot of pci-e slots this is the board for you.
I've built a computer with this motherboard and I have no complaints to make yet. The CPU installation and ram installation was easy as cake. Installing the GPU was not a problem and everything is fine. The only thing that lacks quality is the driver CD wich is really easy to intall but lacks a bit of nice visual.
I needed a cheap ATX board with DDR2 and support for the latest AM3 Phenoms. This fit the bill nicely. The one I received was revision 2.0, so it has the SB710 southbridge.
C&Q disables if you change the multiplier to overclock (I have a X2 550 Black Edition). I like to have my cake and eat it to, so I changed the CPU freq instead - got it up to 3.6ghz. Fan control is good, use SpeedFan to fully control the CPU and SYS1 fans.
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