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The 790X is a high-end chipset in AMD's 7-Series line of chipsets.

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Pros

support for older connection standards to get a little more use out of old equipment

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solid build quality, no worries about its durability

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capable of good overclocking without generating much heat or extreme power draw

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Cons

included sound drivers are glitchy, works better with drivers built into the operating system

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overclocking software doesn't work with many system configurations

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support for many modern standards, such as DDR3, is missing

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lacks any on-board video support

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The 790X is a high-end chipset in AMD's 7-Series line of chipsets.  The 790X comes with AMD's GPU-Plex technology, which allows for the use of multiple graphics adapters on a single PCI-Ex16 slot.  Combined with the use of Hyper-Transport 3.0, PCI-Express 2.0, and ATI's CrossfireX technology, the 790X is designed for use by gamers and those who need graphics-intensive workstations.  The 790X chipset also uses AMD OverDrive technology, which allows for alteration of chipset settings from directly within Windows Vista.  The 790X also uses Auto Xpress, which automatically optimizes settings to maximize performance from the graphics adapters and the CPU.

Features
  • Northbridge:  790X
  • Socket:  AM2+ (Athlon, Phenom, Sempron)
  • CrossfireX Capable, using 1 PCI-Ex16 and 1 PCI-Ex8
  • 3x1 PCI-E slots, 2 PCI slots
  • RAM:  DDR2 1066 SDRAM
  • Southbridge:  SB 600, SB700, SB750
  • 10 USB, 4 SATA-2 connections
  • AMD OverDrive Capable
  • Hyper-Transport 3.0 Technology
  • Energy Efficient
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