The GA-MA770T-UD3P 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 770 chipset, the GA-MA770T-UD3P supports new generation of 45nm AMD AM3 Phenom II series processors, integrated DDR3 memory controller, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links and PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface support. With the innovative GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver technology, the GA-MA770T-UD3P 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, 8+2 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.
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/ SB710 SouthBridge chip, destined for the AMD Black Edition CPU to be overclocked through AMD OverDrive™ utility further than was previously possible. * Please apply sufficient cooling to CPU VRM zone when ACC function is enabled. * 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 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
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 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.
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
- by David_W @Jun 15, 2009
Support for AM3 processors (Note1): AMD Phenom™ II X4 processor/ AMD Phenom™ II X3 processor
Hyper Transport Bus
North Bridge: AMD 770
South Bridge: AMD SB710
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note2)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Support ECC memory (Note 3)
Realtek ALC888 codec
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
Realtek 8111C/D(L) chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIE_16) (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
4 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 and RAID 0+1
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 headers)
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) We recommend that you enhance heat dissipation for the CPU VRM area if an AMD Black Edition CPU is installed and the Advanced Clock Calibration is enabled. (Note 2) 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 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.
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It becomes quite real to put together an inexpensive system on AMD Phenom II or Athlon II processors equipped with DDR3 SDRAM. This type of memory has already become affordable enough, and Gigabyte managed to come up with a Socket AM3 mainboard for DDR3 at a very modest price point. Read more in our
Neoseeker's review: The MA770T-UD3P is a great candidate for a cheap gaming build. It can deliver performances as good as the expensive boards on the market when paired with the same processor and video card.
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Have this paired with a Athlon II 620, A-DATA 2x2GB DDR3 and a Xigmatek S1283 cooler in a Antec ThreeHundred case. The cooler partially blocks two ram slots so only low profile RAM will fit in there. Lots of BIOS options for those who want to overclock. I got a pretty good overclock off my processor using this mobo. It also detected my RAM without issue (including proper timings). Definitely a good buy.
Unlocked a AMD 720BE with this board, The PCI slot and memory are really close to the CPU so the cooler I got (AeroCool DCC-C900 LGA775) could only be mounted with the fan oriented to the back of the motherboard (by connectors) blowing air toward the memory cards. BIOS "optimized" settings did not correctly set memory speeds.
I auctual purchased the Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ATX thinking it was the Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 ATX . This will not support any Phemon Q4 chips only the newer Phemon II, another money grab. As I said this was a total mistake.. Only supports single video card, everything is so compressed to fit this smaller board, not a gaming board, luck to get a stock heatsink on this board.
This is a great budget board for those who want to do some mild overclocking and only need 1 video card. I have a Phenom 955 and a GTX 275 on this board. No problems so far. Definitely get this one if you're looking for a cheap effective board.
This review was modfied by poster @ 09-07-09 12:52 AM
I bought this with my AMD Athlon II X2 250. Now I was impressed with the build quality for this price....well...almost. Until when I touched the Northbridge heatsink, I thought the thing was about to dislocate from the motherboard...but its quite loose.
I can't even believe this board selling for 77 bucks, which is solid and fast as a 790X board, but 50 bucks cheaper. The main difference is that it only provides one pci-e 16x, not for crossfire.
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