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MSI 790FX-GD70 review

This motherboard offers support for the forthcoming 6 core AMD chips, but is it worth it now?

By  from PCFormat Issue 231
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
AMD
Chipset Model
790FX
Multi GPU Supported
CrossFire
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
4
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket AM3 PGA-941
Brand Name
MSI
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
16 GB
Front Side Bus
2600 MHz
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
WEEE
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
4
Number of PCI Slots
2
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces
1
Number of SATA Interfaces
9
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
7
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
7
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
2
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
5
Processor Technology
Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Width
245 mm
Depth
304 mm
Manufacturer
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Product Model
790FX-GD70
Product Name
790FX-GD70 Desktop Board
Controller Type
Floppy Controller, Serial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part Number
790FX-GD70
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.msicomputer.com
Limited Warranty
3 Year

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