Gigabyte 790FX motherboards unveiled

Posted on Thursday, Nov 22 2007 @ 05:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte unveiled two AMD 790FX chipset based motherboards: the GA-MA790FX-DQ6 and GA-MA790FX-DS5.
In addition to supporting the latest AMD Phenom processors with AM2+ platform support, integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0 technology links and 128-bit Floating Point Units, the GIGABYTE 790FX Series provide users the ultimate gaming experience with latest ATI CrossFireX technology support. For the GA-MA790FX-DQ6, dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 or four PCI Express 2.0 x8 connectivity is offered, while the GA-MA790FX-DS5 offers dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 connectivity, allowing the GIGABYTE 790FX Series to deliver exceptional graphics performance on a single display by combining the processing power of two or more Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), or extensive multi-monitor support for up to 8 independent displays. In addition, dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming functionality enables the GA-MA790FX-DQ6 to set two single connections as one, for twice the bandwidth, further improving overall throughput with lower CPU utilization.

The GIGABYTE 790FX Series also feature GIGABYTE's unique Ultra Durable 2 Technology. In addition to using All Solid Lower ESR Capacitors with SMD (Surface Mount Device) technology from leading Japanese manufacturers to provide enhanced system stability and ensuring a longer component lifespan, the GIGABYTE 790FX Series motherboards feature Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, delivering lower power consumption during the switching process, resulting in a faster switching process and less heat generation. The GIGABYTE 790 Series motherboards also utilize higher quality Ferrite Core Chokes, whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron-core chokes at high frequency, providing reduced core energy loss and lower EMI interference for extended system reliability.

Not only featuring the unique GIGABYTE 6-Quad features* including QuadBIOS and Quad-Double Phase power design, the GIGABYTE 790FX Series motherboards are equipped with the all new, all copper GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe thermal technology as well as the built-in high-definition 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A audio chip, whose 106dB signal-to-noise ratio significantly reduces noise during signal transmission and supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.

Quad-Core Optimized
GIGABYTE has implemented optimized Quad-Core system bus routing on latest AMD AM2+ platform and a Quad-Double phase power design to ensure the highest levels of performance and stability from multi-core processors, including the next generation AMD Phenom processors, providing the highest levels of performance for multi-tasking applications.

Quad BIOS is a unique GIGABYTE feature that includes DualBIOS and Xpress BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the Flash ROM, hard-disk and driver CD. This feature helps to reduce the affects of virus attacks or firmware damage and provides multi-layer BIOS protection that assures greater PC platform stability.

Quad Cooling
This revolutionary GIGABYTE Quad cooling design combines both Crazy Cool and the newly redesigned, all copper Silent-Pipe technologies in order to provide maximum cooling of the PCB around the CPU, the MOSFET modules, the north bridge and the south bridge. Quad Cooling allows users to enjoy longer component lifetime through lower temperatures and absolute silence combined with the ultimate thermal performance on chipsets, CPU power components and the PCB.

Quad CrossFireX
Supports ATI CrossFireX Technology, true dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 or four PCI-E 2.0 x8 connectivity for up to 2 or 4 latest ATI CrossFireX VGA cards, providing flawlessly smooth 3D video rendering and screaming frame rates.

Quad-Double Phase
This unique design incorporates 8+2 Power Phases to deliver steadier power and immediate current to the CPU and memory during heavy system workloads or overclocking. Additionally, the Quad-Double Phase power design helps decrease the working temperatures, enhancing system stability and increasing component lifespan.

Quad e-SATA2
Four sets of external SATA2 ports deliver effortless sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices. Designed for external SATA2 devices, Quad eSATA2 delivers enhanced scalability and double the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saving On-The-Go.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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