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DFI readying mATX DDR3 AMD board

by on31 March 2009


The Lanparty JR 790GX-M3H5

DFI is set to launch its first mATX motherboard with DDR3 and AM3 support in April and the Lanparty JR 790GX-M3H5 as it will be known as, has a lot in common with its predecessor, the Lanparty JR 790GX-M2RS.

The two boards are hard to tell apart, but there are some minor changes between the two apart from the obvious socket and memory slot changes. As DFI has gone for a manual option to change between DVI and HDMI rather than a digital switch and a BIOS option, the jumper block has been changed from a single large jumper block to two smaller ones which should make it easier to switch between the display output options.

The only other changes that we coul notice was that the clear CMOS jumper has been moved and that the batter is now mounted horizontally rather than vertically. It seems like the upgrade path for the motherboard makers was made as easy as possible by AMD and this should keep R&D costs at a minimum.

The Lanparty JR 790GX-M3H5 features a pair of x16 PCI Express slots that operates in x8 mode with support for both Hybrid CrossFire and CrossFireX. It also has a x1 PCI Express slot and a PCI slot. DFI has also added 128MB of DDR3 SidePort memory for those looking at taking advantage of the integrated graphics.

Around the back you'll find two PS/2 ports, an HDMI port, a DVI port, four USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, 7.1-channel analog audio jacks as well as coaxial and optical S/PDIF out. Finally there are six SATA connectors, an IDE connector, four headers for up to eight additional USB 2.0 ports, a debug LED display and a pair of power and reset buttons on the board itself.

You can find a several pictures of the board here.
Last modified on 31 March 2009
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