Hot on the heals of our recent AMD platform showdown, it was decided that we take a closer look at some of the individual components that make up these systems.
We’ve already gone over the Asus M3A78-T, which represents the transition from socket AM2+ to socket AM3, and came away impressed with the value proposition of being able to hang on to that DDR2 memory just a little bit longer.
Now it’s time to look at a fully featured AM3 only motherboard from GIGABYTE, and see how it stacks up to against the competition.
The GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 790FX motherboard is, as a model number, just a little more than a mouthful to say without tripping over your own tongue.
It’s also pretty well at the top end of the spectrum for AM3 based AMD motherboards, having pretty well every bell and whistle you’d expect.
This includes such features as dual gigabit LAN controllers and support for DDR3-1666+ MHz memory.
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