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Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5
4.7 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5

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Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom™ II processor / AMD Athlon™ II processor
Hyper Transport Bus
5200 MT/s
North Bridge: AMD 790FX South Bridge: AMD SB750
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1) Dual channel memory architecture Support for DDR3 1866(OC)(Note 2)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules Support for ECC memory modules (Note 3)
Realtek ALC889 codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Support for Dolby Home Theater Support for S/PDIF In/Out Support for CD In
2 x Realtek 8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) Support for Teaming Support for Smart Dual LAN
Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2) (Note 4) 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (Note 5) (The PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard) 1 x PCI Express x1 slots 3 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for 2-way/ 3-way ATI CrossFireX™ technology
Storage Interface
South Bridge: 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID5, RAID 10 and JBOD Marvell 9128 chip: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices Support for SATA RAID 0 and RAID 1 JMicron JMB362 chip: 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Comobo) on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD ITE 8720 chip: 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
IEEE 1394
T.I. TSB43AB23 chip Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
South Bridge: Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) NEC Chip: Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x floppy disk drive connector 1 x IDE connector 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1 x CPU fan header 2 x system fan header 1 x North Bridge fan header 1 x power fan header 1 x front panel header 1 x front panel audio header 1 x CD In connector 1 x S/PDIF In header 1 x S/PDIF Out header 1 x IEEE 1394a header 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 1 x serial port header 1 x parallel port header 1 x clearing CMOS jumper 1 x clearing CMOS button 1 x power button 1 x reset button
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 1 x coaxial S/PDIF out connector 2 x IEEE 1394a port 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports 2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors 2 x RJ-45 port 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
ITE IT8720 chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection CPU/System temperature detection CPU/System fan speed detection CPU overheating warning CPU/System fan fail warning CPU/System fan speed control (Note 6)
2 x 8 Mbit flash Use of licensed AWARD BIOS Support for DualBIOS™ PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
Support for @BIOS Support for Q-Flash Support for Virtual Dual BIOS Support for Download Center Support for Xpress Install Support for Xpress Recovery2 Support for EasyTune (Note 7) Support for Easy Energy Saver Support for Time Repair Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
Support for Microsoft Windows 7/ Vista/ XP
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
(Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB. (Note 2) To reach DDR3 1866MHz or above, you must install two memory modules and install them in the DDR3_3 and DDR3_4 memory sockets. (Note 3) Use of a CPU that supports ECC is required if you wish to install ECC memory. (Note 4) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots. (Note 5) The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_2 slot. When PCIEX8 is populated with a PCI Express graphics card, the PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode. (Note 6) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/ system cooler you install. (Note 7) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website. Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website.
Release Date
First seen
30 December 2009
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