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November 28, 2009 // 10:30 pm - Gigabyte is readying three new PC motherboards for the latest AMD platform, featuring '333' onboard acceleration.

As it was said, the new tech consists of the latest connectivity: USB 3.0, SATA III (6Gbps). The other '3' is for the fact the motherboard can supply up to three times the rated power of a standard USB port.

To quote: Gigabyte has now put online the complete specifications about these three upcoming motherboards. Despite them resembling the MA790FXT-UD5P, the MA790XT-UD4P and the MA770T-UD3P, one may notice many new features.

First of all, on the high-end model, there are now three PCI-E x16 slots instead of only two, so three videocards can now be set in CrossfireX, running in x16, x8, x8 mode. Having only two PCI-E x16 slots is a big disadvantage to the MA790FXT-UD5P when looking at boards like the MSI 790FX-GD70 having four of them, so this is great.

The next feature is 'Precision OV', which stands for OverVoltage. This means all three motherboards are equipped with a hardware voltage control chip, bringing three main advantages:

• Provides more voltage control options for CPU, NB & memory than before
• HW linear real time voltage control, no delay compared to previous GPIO controller
• Finer stepping of 20 mV min (0.002V)

We're eager to see what is meant by "more voltage control options", because the MA790FXT-UD5P already has all the required voltage adjustments for overclocking.

The 20mV increments are definitely an amelioration though. Currently, Gigabyte AMD motherboards have a stepping of 25mV, which we find a tad too coarse; we often rely on AMD Overdrive to give us that last 0.0125V.

The MA790FXTA-UD5 also features two eSATA/USB combo ports at the back. With the current models, an expansion bracket is provided to provide two eSATA ports.

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#6 - Balorawn - December 7, 2009 // 7:06 pm
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Geeze, if only I had the money for a new motherboard. I'm currently stuck with a crappy microatx board that's bottlenecking my processor and GPU.

#5 - LiquidXed - December 1, 2009 // 8:03 pm
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Awsome mother board. Gigabyte all the way. Got an XFX this time around.. will be goin back to Gigabyte very soon. My last MB was A gigabyte. Should have never switched!

#4 - cfwprophet - November 30, 2009 // 2:06 am
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Hehe the computer of my frind is also a P4 2,6GHz and in comparison to my comp PhenomII 955 x4 3,2GHz with DDR3 4GB @ 1,6GHz and a Asus M4A79T Deluxe MB you would have so much fun with it.

If he want to work with Adobe and mainly if he want to work with animated flash movies he will die

#3 - Nairb - November 30, 2009 // 12:40 am
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I see it is almost time for an upgrade.

I'm still kicking it with my HT P4 2.8 Ghz machine with IDE and SATA both on my mobo. still runs things good for now.

#2 - cfwprophet - November 29, 2009 // 8:40 pm
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Nice maybe i will change my MB the next months

#1 - Poopsqueege - November 29, 2009 // 6:25 am
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This motherboard is amazing! I wish i had the money to build a new computer!