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The Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 is an ATX sized motherboard built to support AM3 format processors.

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Pros

supports the latest connectivity options - USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps

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supports the latest 6-core CPUs from AMD

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nice layout - SATA ports won't be blocked by large graphics cards

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lots of space for large aftermarket CPU coolers

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good overclocking support

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good documentation - the included manual is easy to follow

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Cons

requires a BIOS update for 6-core processor support

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includes more (space wasting) PCI slots than most users will need

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The Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 is an ATX sized motherboard built to support AM3 format processors. This motherboard is designed for situations that require support for a large number of high speed peripherals, with 2 eSATA connectors, support for 3 FireWire ports, and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Up to 16 GB of memory can be added that can be overclocked to 1866 MHz, and a PCI-E x16 slot is available for faster video processing. High definition audio is supported on-board, and 10/100/1000 Ethernet is built in. There are also 6 SATA connectors supporting a number of RAID configurations.

Features
  • Form Factor: ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 23.0 cm
  • Socket for AM3 processors: AMD Phenom II, AMD Athlon II
  • Hyper Transport Bus: 5200 MT/s
  • North Bridge: AMD 770
  • South Bridge: AMD SB710
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets, up to 16 GB
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  • Built-in Audio: Realtek ALC888, High Definition Audio, 2/ 4/ 5.1/ 7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF In/Out, CD In
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Realtek 8111D
  • 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1, 4 x PCI slots
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1, 10, and JBOD
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • Up to 10 USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports
  • Up to 2 USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports
  • Up to 3 IEEE 1394a (FireWire) ports
  • PS/2 keyboard port, PS/2 mouse port, optical S/PDIF Out connector, coaxial S/PDIF out connector, 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports, 2 x IEEE 1394a port, 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports, RJ-45 port, 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP
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01d7f735f6fc4ba387b1d7e7f188d595
07/12/2013 06:28

The whole point of this board is to allow people with heavy legacy card needs (PCI cards)to "step up" their performance! I run four cards I am loathe to give up on, so it was a godsend.

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