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Monday, 01 June 2009 15:01

Gigabyte 790FXT-UD5P reviewed - 2 Features

Written by Eliot Kucharik


Review: A good board, but no match for MSI

AMD 790FX/SB750
4+1 phase VRM, dual lane design
Realtek ALC889A
2x Realtek RTL8111DL PCIe Gb LAN controller
2x JMicro JMB322 SATA II RAID 0, 1 port multiplier
Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 PCI Firewire controller
ITS IT8720F super I/O controller
ICS 9LPR5477CKL clock generator
passive cooling of chipsets/VRM
8Mb BIOS, version: F3L, F5C
Mainboard Revision: 1.00

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2x PCIe 2.0 x16
3x PCIe x1
2x PCI

4x Dual-Channel DDR3-slots for PC2-10667U memory up to 8GB

6-Port SATA II featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD
1-Port IDE
2x 2-Port SATA II RAID 0, 1, JBOD
1-Port Floppy

Backpanel ports:
1x PS/2 keyboard
1x PS/2 mouse
2x Gb LAN
8x USB 2.0
1x Firewire 400
1x Firewire mini 400
7.1 analog output
1x digital audio optical out
1x digital audio coaxial out

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2x SATA cable with clips
2x SATA cable with 90° connectors with clips
1x IDE cable
1x 2-port eSATA bracket
2x eSATA cable
2x HDD-power to SATA-power

BIOS features:
Bus Speeds: Auto, 200MHz to 500MHz in 1MHz increments
Memory Ratios: Auto, 4x, 5.33x, 6.67x, 8x
HT Link Speeds: Auto, x1 to x10 in x1 increments
Adjust PCIe Speed: 100MHz to 200MHz in 1MHz increments
DRAM command rate: Auto, 1T, 2T
DRAM timing control: Auto, manual
CPU Clock Multiplier: Auto, 4x to 32.5x in 0.5x increments
CPU NB Clock Multiplier: Auto, 4x to 10x in 1x increments
CPU Voltage: Auto, -0.600 to +0.600V in 0.025V increments
CPU VDD Voltage: not avaiable
CPU PLL Voltage:  various
CPU NB Voltage: Auto, 1.100V to 1.600V in 0.02V increments
CPU NB VID: Auto, -0.600V to +0.600V in 0.025V increments
DRAM Voltage: Auto, +0.050V to +0.750V in 0.05V increments
Northbridge Voltage: Auto, 1.10V to 1.60V in 0.05V increments
HT Link Voltage: Auto, +0.1V, +0.2V, +0.3V


Gigabyte GA-790FXT-UD5P (provided by Gigabyte)
AMD 790GX/SB750
MSI 790FX-GD70 (provided by MSI)
AMD 790GX/SB750
AMD 790GX/SB750MSI DKA790GX (provided by MSI)
AMD 790GX/SB750
ECS Elitegroup A790GXM-AD3 (provided by Elitegroup)
AMD 790GX/SB750

AMD Phenom II 720BE (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom II 810 (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom II 940BE (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom II 955BE (provided by AMD)

Scythe Andy Kabuto (provided by Scythe-Europe)

Kingston 3GB Kit (only 2 used) PC3-16000U KHX16000D3T1K3/3GX (provided by Kingston)
CL7-7-7-20 CR1T at 1.50V or mainboard default

Graphics Card:
MSI R4850-2D1G-OC (provided by MSI)

Power supply:
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 500W (provided by PC Power & Cooling)

Hard disk:
Western Digital WD4000KD (provided by Ditech)

Case fans:
SilenX iXtrema Pro 14dB(A) (provided by PC-Cooling.at)
Scythe DFS122512LS

Cooler Master Stacker 831 Lite (provided by Cooler Master)

Because we don't like broken operating systems such as Vista, all tests are performed with XP SP3. While 64-bit software is still not very common, we also stick with the 32-bit version.

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