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The MSi 790GX-G65 is a hybrid crossfire motherboard, capable of supporting the 64bit AMD Phenom II processor.

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Pros

plenty of overclocking options for experienced users to work with

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installation is quick and easy, nothing to look out for

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doesn't generate any significant heat by itself

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onboard graphics are capable of HD video playback with a sharp and smooth picture

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power and reset buttons are right on the board, makes tweaking easier

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priced right for the number of features, and because new models have come out you can often buy it at a discount

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Cons

BIOS tends to change the boot order when you swap out different hardware

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only one of the PCI-E slots is x16

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The MSi 790GX-G65 is a hybrid crossfire motherboard, capable of supporting the 64bit AMD Phenom II processor. Because of the limitations of the chipset, it does not support Windows 98 or ME. It has HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s, and comes equipped with the AMD 790GX and SB750 chipsets. It supports up to 16GB of memory, and has a 1-gigabit DDR3 DRAM side port memory. It features Active Phase Switching, which allows for a more efficient power usage. It supports Onboard VGA with PCI-E graphic card combination, which doubles the graphic performance. It supports full 1080p HDMI input, and comes with loss-less content protection technology, with full-rate audio enjoyment from Blu-ray disc.

Features
  • hybrid crossfire motherboard
  • 64bit AMD Phenom II processor
  • does NOT support Windows 98 or ME
  • HyperTransport 3.0
  • AMD 790GX and SB750 chipsets
  • 16GB of memory
  • 1-gigabit side port memory
  • Active Phase Switching
  • Onboard VGA with PCI-E graphic card combination
  • full 1080p HDMI input
  • loss-less content protection technology
  • M-Flash function
  • universal cahrger utility for Apple iPod, iPad, and iPhone
  • Cool'n'Quiet technology
  • ports for: keyboard, mouse, LAN jack, 6in1 audio jack, 6 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port
  • 9 mounting holes
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