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The GA-MA790X-DS4 is a gamer-class ATX motherboard from Gigabyte.

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Pros

uses only the highest quality solid state capacitors

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140W CPU support - for the latest and most powerful AMD CPUs

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includes digital optical/coaxial audio output

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affordable price - has dropped significantly

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CrossfireX Capable - for dual graphics card gaming systems

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includes everything required for a fast, current home computer

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ll the bells and whistles 1394 connectors usb but only 4 sata connectors

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Cons

most consumers can get a cheaper board and not see any difference in performance

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not as full featured as similarly priced Intel platform boards

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north bridge chip runs at 85c/ 180 f much to hot to run reliably in my opinion ,only 4 sata connectors

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intel boards similar chipsets are more expensive platfoms

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The GA-MA790X-DS4 is a gamer-class ATX motherboard from Gigabyte.  It supports the dual-PCI-E CrossfireX-supported technology that is the hallmark of AMD's 790X chipset, as well as a host of BIOS applications that simplify installation and troubleshooting hardware.  The GA-MA790X-DS4 comes bundled with Norton Internet Security.  For further information, please see the AMD 790X Chipset report.

Features
  • Northbridge:  790X
  • Southbridge:  SB600
  • 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
  • 10 USB, 4 SATA-2 connections
  • 3 Firewire Ports
  • Hyper-Transport 3.0 Technology
  • Energy Efficient
  • Size:  30.5cm x 22.4cm
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