MSI Releases AM3 Gaming Series Motherboards

Considering that AMD just slashed prices on its Phenom II processors, MSI's latest introduction couldn't possibly be more timely. The mainboard manufacturer has today unveiled the AM3 790GX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 gaming series motherboards, both of which fully support the aforementioned 45nm Phenom II chips and DDR3 memory. Each board also includes an AM3 processor which is optimized for the "second-generation DrMOS technology" and "APS (Active Phase Switching) technology" -- two technologies which aim to keep energy consumption to a minimum.

One of the more desirable features found on the new duo is their full support of
OC Dial and MAX FSB advanced overclocking technology. Users can simply rotate the virtual OC Dial knob in order to check the FSB clock state, and even those new to overclocking should find it easy enough to crank things up via MAX FSB. Said tech enables the board to intelligently reach an optimal overclocking target by evaluating the installed hardware and making safe, stable adjustments.

Each motherboard also provides support for 7.1-channel surround sound, while the real differentiating factor is in the graphics potential. The 790FX-GD70 includes no fewer than four PCI-E x16 slots, enabling up to four high-end graphics cards to work together in churning out triple-digit frame rates. The lower-end 790GX-G65 gets stuck with an AMD 790GX integrated chipset, built-in Radeon HD3300 GPU and just two PCI-E x16 slots. Check out the full specifications below.


MSI 790FX-GD70
• AMD 790FX/SB750 Chipset
• Supports AMD Socket AM3 (941-pin) Phenom™ II / Athlon™ processor
• 4 x PCI-E x16 slots support ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
• Supports four dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory slots up to 16GB
• Utilizes DrMOS chipset
• APS(Active Phase Switching)
• Dual 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN Ports
• High-quality 7.1-channel audio
• 8 SATAII and 1 eSATA hard disk interface, support RAID 0/1/0+1/5
• 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
• 12 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394a




MSI 790GX-G65
• AMD 790GX/SB750 Chipset
• Supports AMD Socket AM3 (941-pin) Phenom™ II / Athlon™ processor
• 2 x PCI-E x16 slots support ATI CrossFireX™ / Hybrid CrossFireX™ Technology
• Supports four dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory slots up to 16GB
• APS(Active Phase Switching)
• 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN Port
• High-quality 7.1-channel audio
• 5 SATAII and 1 eSATA hard disk interface, support RAID 0/1/0+1/5
• 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
• 12 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394a (optional)

Tags:  MSI, Motherboard, AM3
Via:  MSI

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