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The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is an ATX-form motherboard from Gigabyte, using AMD's 790FX gamer-grade chipset.

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Pros

Receptive to overclocking, stable for up to a GHz of excess and accessible through BIOS

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BIOS has a relatively high number of options, and BIOS updates are straightforward

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Affordable for AM2+ and quad-core support

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Consistently stable voltage performance

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Cooling works very well, consistently low temperatures and also helps cool CPU due to heat flow design

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Cons

Power cable connection to PCIe slot must be stretched over many other slots, can be inconvenient

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Maximum of 2.3V to DDR2 arrays is too low for some higher-end modules

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Difficult to get 4GB RAM arrays to work, frequent faults

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The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is an ATX-form motherboard from Gigabyte, using AMD's 790FX gamer-grade chipset.  It supports up to 16GB of DDR2 1066 SDRAM and comes bundled with Norton Internet Security.  The SB600 southbridge supports connections for up to 10 USB 2.0 ports, 4 SATA 3 Gb/s connections, and 3 Firewire IEEE 1394a ports.  For further information, please see the AMD 790FX Chipset report.

Features
  • Northbridge:  AMD 790FX
  • Southbridge:  AMD SB600
  • Socket:  AM2/AM2+
  • 2 x16 PCI-E Graphics slots
  • 2 x8 PCI-E Graphics slots
  • ATI CrossfireX support
  • 10 USB 2.0, 4 SATA 3 Gb/s, 3 IEEE 1394a
  • Supports up to 16GB DDR2 1066 SDRAM
  • Size:  30.5cm x 24.4cm
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