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The GA-790XT-USB3 is a low-end motherboard manufactured by Gigabyte.

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everything is well labelled and clearly described

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enough PCI slots to enable a good range of expansion

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runs stable without ever needing a reboot and no crashes

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good bandwidth throughput to the SATA disks

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installation is generally simple and hassle-free

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includes a good number of USB ports and includes a USB 3.0 port

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need to update the BIOS to work with newer 6-core CPUs

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memory slots are close to the CPU, doesn't allow for a lot of air flow

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The GA-790XT-USB3 is a low-end motherboard manufactured by Gigabyte. It shares some similar aspects with Gigabyte's GA-790FXTA-UD5 motherboard, including support for AMD OverDrive (maximizes the capabilities of AMD CPUs), and 3x USB power boost technology (provides more power to USB devices). However, the GA-790FXTA-UD5 has a feature that the GA-790XT-USB3 lacks; support for Dolby Home Theater sound, which greatly increases the sound quality. The GA-790XT-USB3 features support for the latest 45nm AMD CPUs designed for the AM3 socket. This ensures that the user can install powerful and efficient CPUs into their motherboard, even as they continue to be updated for the future. It also features On/Off charge support, which enables the motherboard to charge an iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad much faster than usual. It achieves this by letting the devices to draw more power than a standard USB port would allow, and can even function when the computer is turned off. As well as these features, the motherboard uses EasyTune6 technology, that allows even novice computer users to fine tune their system. The technology makes changing hardware or system settings (including overclocking the CPU) into a simple task for any user.

  • AMD OverDrive support
  • 3x USB power boost technology
  • AM3 socket
  • Supports 45nm AMD CPUs
  • Supports AMD Phenom II x6/Phenom II x4/Athlon II x4/790X CPUs
  • On/Off charge support
  • EasyTune6 technology
  • Four DIMM slots
  • Up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM
  • ATI CrossFireX technology
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