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The Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 is a low-end motherboard.

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Pros

heatsinks are big enough to handle some serious heat output

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all-solid Japanese capacitors can handle heavy use and a few mishaps without blowing

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built in overclocking features allow some flexibility and high boosts in performance

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layout makes running cables easy and keeps things from overlapping

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construction is very solid and thick, board doesn't flex or creak as you're setting up

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install and setup are all as you'd expect, no surprises along the way, great compatibility

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Cons

boot time isn't very fast, tends to do a fair bit of internal work after memory check before it moves on

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CMOS battery is the one thing awkwardly positioned, makes access a little tricky

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The Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 is a low-end motherboard. It shares some of it's features with another one of Gigabyte's motherboards, the GA-790XTA-UD4. Both motherboards use USB 3.0 technology, as well as 3x USB power boost technology. Despite the many shared features, the GA-790XTA-UD4 has a small amount more, such as Dolby Home Theater technology, which enhances the quality of the sound. The GA-790XTA-UD4 features support for up to six core AMD CPUs, allowing for high performance from the computer. Using the built-in AM3 socket, the motherboard becomes compatible with a wide range of CPUs, including CPUs from AMD's Phenom II x6, Phenom II x4, Athlon II x4, and 790X lines. It also features ATI CrossFireX support, which allows a user to plug up to two ATI GPUs into their motherboard at once. This divides the workload between the two, allowing for smoother, and improved visuals. This also lets the user use applications which are more resource heavy, such as PC games or image editing software. As well as these, the GA-790XTA-UD4 features an Ultra Durable 3 design, which uses two ounces of copper on the power and ground layers. This lowers system temperature by spreading out the heat, and helps reduce electrical waste.

Features
  • USB 3.0 technology
  • 3x USB power boost technology
  • Dolby Home Theater support
  • AM3 socket
  • Compatible with AMD Phenom II x6/Phenom II x4/Athlon II x4/790X CPU lines
  • ATI CrossFireX support
  • Ultra Durable 3 design
  • Four DIMM slots
  • Up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM
  • AMD OverDrive support
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