The AMD 790FX was a solid platform, but for many boards, including one MSI 790FX board we looked at earlier this year, struggled a bit on the overclocking side of things. Fooling around with the MSI DKA790GX Platinum for the last couple weeks has certainly showed us the newer SB750 South Bridge has improved on this a lot. The South Bridge aside though, what else does this AMD board show us?
"From a performance standpoint, the MSI DKA790GX performed on par with the 790FX in a stock speed scenario. Overclocking tells a different tale as the 790GX was a very good overclocker. The new SB750 South Bridge is a lot more stable in this department and for those of you looking to squeeze more out of their CPU, you will want to think about this if you're due for a motherboard upgrade."