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MSI unveils two Socket AM3 motherboards

Posted on Thursday, January 22 2009 @ 20:07:28 CET by


MSI introduced two new motherboards for AMD's upcoming Phenom II AM3 processors; the 90GX-GD70 and 790GX-G65. Both motherboards use the AMD 790FX + SB750 chipset. The major differences between the two motherboards are that the 790FX-GD70 has four instead of two PCI Express x16 slots for CrossFireX, better power management features (5-phase DrMOS), an extra LAN port and three more SATA II ports.
MSI, the world's leading mainboard manufacturer, today unveils its AMD AM3 mainboard 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65. MSI AM3 mainboard fully supports AMD latest 45nm Phenom™ II processor and DDR3 memory. In addition, it comes with the AM3 processor which is optimized for the "second-generation DrMOS technology" and "APS (Active Phase Switching) technology", both in high and low loading, MSI AM3 series mainboard offers the highest power conversion efficiency and effectively reduces the heat. Not only that, Gaming series mainboard even comes with OC Dial and MAX FSB advanced overclocking technologies, as well as M-Flash BIOS update mechanism protection. OC Dial and MAX FSB overclocking enable users to overclock easily and become an expert in a short period of time; M-Flash enables user to load the BIOS files from USB drive to boot up. In addition, the full range products feature full support for multimedia applications, Blu-ray high-definition hardware audio, eSATA/USB combo port, and complete display output interface to provide Full HD and high-performance 3D display capabilities. This mainboard is simply one of the best solutions for gamers and multimedia users.


MSI 790FX-GD70 features:
  • AMD 790FX/SB750 Chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM3 (941-pin) Phenom™ II / Athlon™ processor
  • 4 x PCI-E x16 slots support ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Supports four dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory slots up to 16GB
  • Utilizes DrMOS chipset
  • APS(Active Phase Switching)
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN Ports
  • High-quality 7.1-channel audio
  • 8 SATAII and 1 eSATA hard disk interface, support RAID 0/1/0+1/5
  • 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
  • 12 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394a


  • MSI 790GX-G65 features:
  • AMD 790GX/SB750 Chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM3 (941-pin) Phenom™ II / Athlon™ processor
  • 2 x PCI-E x16 slots support ATI CrossFireX™ / Hybrid CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Supports four dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory slots up to 16GB
  • APS(Active Phase Switching)
  • 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN Port
  • High-quality 7.1-channel audio
  • 5 SATAII and 1 eSATA hard disk interface, support RAID 0/1/0+1/5
  • 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
  • 12 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394a (optional)



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