The GA-MA790XT-UD4P introduces revolutionary GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 technology on latest AMD socket AM3 platform with featuring 2 oz copper PCB and further helps to reduce the system temperature and dramatically enhance the performance. Based on AMD 790X chipset, the GA-MA790XT-UD4P supports new generation of 45nm AMD Phenom II series processors, integrated DDR3 memory controller, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links and dual PCI Express 2.0 graphics interfaces (running at x8 and x8) for ATI CrossFireX support. With the innovative GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver technology, the MA790XT-UD4P 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 Socket AM3 processors This motherboard supports the upcoming 45nm AMD AM3 Phenom™II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
EC AOD-ACC Support EC AOD-ACC is described as Embedded Controller for AMD OverDrive- Advanced Clock Calibration, which is the newest feature comes from AMD SB750 southbridge chip, destined for use AMD 790FX chipset, is set to allow AMD Black Edition CPUs to be overclocked through AMD OverDrive™ utility further than was previously possible. * Please be noticed that GIGABYTE’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking.
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 enabling EC AOD-ACC technology, AMD OverDrive™ utility must be the version of 2.1.1 or later. * Regarding AMD OverDrive™ utility, please visit AMD official website for details: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx or click here for downloading beta version.
ATI CrossFireX™ support With support for latest ATI CrossFireX™ technology, GIGABYTE pushes the envelope once again by delivering highly optimized performance and flexibility demanded for power users and extreme gaming enthusiasts. Designed to provide unmatched multi-GPU support with dual PCI-E connectivity, the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P allows users to take advantage of the ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced visual quality possible.
Ultra Durable 3
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design, featuring 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2oz Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.
Benefits of 2 oz Copper PCB
Cooler than traditional motherboards
Improved energy efficiency
Greater margins for overclocking
2X Lower Impedance
Doubling the amount of copper lowers the PCB impedance by 50%. Impedance is a measure of how much the circuit impedes the flow of current. The less the flow of current is impeded, the less amount of energy is wasted. For GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards, this means total PCB electrical waste is reduced by 50%, which also means less heat is generated. 2 ounces of copper also provides improved signal quality, providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.
Dual Channel DDR3 1666+ MHz Delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 1666MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 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. * DDR3 1666+ is supported with combination of AM3 processors and qualified memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail memory support information.
Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging....more.
Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency....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.
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 45nm AM3 CPU, the Easy Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional levels of power savings and enhanced power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.
EasyTune6 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™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection 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.
Dolby Home Theater - Enjoy a Rich Home Theater Surround Sound Experience Dolby Home Theater places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.
Delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones
Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience
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 Vista Premium support, GIGABYTE AMD motherboards offer a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new....more
- by David_W @Feb 03, 2009
Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom™ II X4 processor / AMD Phenom™ II X3 processor
Hyper Transport Bus
North Bridge: AMD 790X
South Bridge: AMD SB750
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Realtek ALC889A codec
High Definition Audio
Support for Dolby Home Theater (Note 2)
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
Realtek 8111DL chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1)
1 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1) (The PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots support ATI CrossFireX technology, and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID5, RAID 10 and JBOD
GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
iTE IT8720 chip:
1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
Integrated in the South Bridge
Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
(Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/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) For Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system only. (Note 3) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/ system cooler you install. (Note 4) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
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Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website.
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Gigabyte are great products I am using more of them all the time I like their mobo's better than the newer ASUS boards! They run cooler than most other boards must be all that extra copper!! :-)
Good motherboard....Athlon X4 620 boot up at 250mhz FSB, stable, I bought the open box to save a few bucks, this is a great board for AM3 cpu espeically Phenom II since this board is 140w certified.
Excellent motherboard however it doesn`t reach the standard ATX pins for the right side of my case(I`m assuming it`s the board that`s off and not the case) - Making it dangerous to instal the 24pin PSU connection as the board has free space behind it (bends).
Unlocked my Phenom II X2 550 to a Phenom II X4 B50 3.6ghz stable at 1.4V with lots of room to overclock even more. My last board was a socket 939 DFI Lanparty Ultra-D that I modded to support SLI, and this Gigabyte is an excellent replacement.
Worked right out of the box, and included a ton of cables and screws; Installation of RAM and CPU were easy. I really liked the included manual, really everything a first timer like myself needed to install everything.
I bought this motherboard for my friend's rig, it is used for 4870 x 2 crossfire. Its good paired with the amd phenom x4 955. I had to buy this motherboard since we are using ddr3 1600 and it is well supported. I flashed the bios to newest version. Its a good motherboard I would recommend over 200$ ones, because it will do the same job or almost.
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