The motherboard straddles the line between expensive overclocking motherboards from the likes of ASUS Republic of Gamers series, and more generic motherboards that simply mirror AMD’s reference motherboard designs. It did not come with the retaining bracket. Total System Power Draw and Conclusions. You may also like. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. There’s also a clear CMOS button that can be used a last resort for when overclocking goes horribly wrong. Total System Power Draw Source:

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Both are great boards in conjunction with this processor. Total System Power Draw.

GA-MAFXT-UD5P (rev. ) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE U.S.A.

Socket AM3 Computer Motherboards. Best Selling in Motherboards See all. System Power Draw Tests: And both can unlock the 4th core hidden in a BE if it is not broke. AMD Socket 7 Motherboard. Of course, the paper specs are only half the story, and the real question that’s on everyone’s mind is how the new Phenom II processors will overclock on this motherboard. Connectivity comes in the form of eight USB ports on the rear panel, with another four available through the use of a motherboard header.

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM3 – AMD 790FX

The discernible difference in gaming between a 3 core and a 4 core is still almost negligible. Gigabyte labels these headers,which reduces confusion and potential short-circuiting.


While it doesn’t support some of the more exotic 4-way Crossfire configurations, putting in dual videocards, or even dual-GPU dual videocards like the Radeon X2 in Crossfire mode. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

So with that in mind I narrowed my motherboard list to AM3’s only. For a used board I think I paid a hair to much.

Gigabyte Technology GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, Socket AM3, AMD Motherboard

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Under load it is near 70c where the Gigabyte North bridge is near the c mark. Gigabyte does a good job of labeling on-board motherboard headers, the included Click-Connect SATA cables are easy to install and secure, and the motherboard even has on-board power, reset and clear CMOS buttons, what are especially handy for overclockers.

But if the difference in power consumption stays about the same with a higher end video card installed then the savings on electricity alone makes it a better long term investment.

Discrete videocards are handled by a pair of PCI Express 2. AM3 motherboard a great product and well constructed. All of Gigabyte’s motherboards have received the Ultra Durable treatment.


Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed. Effectively making a BE an BE for free! I have used a dual core from intel and it was a good product.

There’s also an IDE and ga-a790fxt-ud5p controller for plugging in older storage devices. For those who are building high-end Phenom II systems, this likely won’t be a large loss since discrete graphics will always outperform IGPs.

The dual PCI Express 2. Excellent motherboard This motherboard lives up to it’s claims, with 2ozs of copper in the PCB. I bought this product used.

Skip to main content. The great part of this is that some of these chips are able to run on all 4 cores. In Case You Missed it Find out about this and many other reviews by joining the Weekly PCstats.

This attention to detail has also translated into setting up and installing the motherboard.