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ASRock M3A790GXH/128M Motherboard

Although one doesn't have to upgrade from the Socket AM2+ motherboards for AMD's new AM3 processors to work if you're starting fresh going with a Socket AM3 based motherboard is probably the better way to go in the long run as DDR2 production ramps down prices are already starting to increase while DDR3 prices decrease.

Today we'll be taking a look at a new AM3 board from ASRock, the M3A790GXH/128M.

We don't normally touch upon the box too much but this one looks quite cool with a reflective hologram surface, vibrant bright red background and a silver Dragon representing AMD's Platform and holding Fusion.

All of the starbursts are also pretty well designed from a marketing standpoint, good job ASRock. This color is sure to get some people's attention if they're out at Fry's or another retailer.

Here's the back of the box which also features a hologram and technical information on the motherboard.

You can read the rest of the article over here.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.