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AMD 790GX Chipset
Written by Gizmo   
Friday, 07 November 2008 23:31

Digit-Life compare an AMD 790GX chipset motherboard against the older AMD 780G, an Intel G35, and the nVidia 780a:

Motherboards based on the AMD 790GX chipset are designed for a wide audience. On the one hand, gamers who like the modern series of discrete graphics cards from AMD, and who want an opportunity to install a couple of them in CrossFire mode eventually without paying much for this feature. On the other hand, such motherboards will also serve well those users who don't play games very often (or choose"quiet" genres, which depend less on the frame rate than dynamic shooters), and who are ready to use integrated graphics only, if its performance is at least on the level of cheap representatives of discrete cards.

Read the full review at Digit-Life:

Testbed configuration

  • Motherboards:
    • ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe BIOS 0901 based on NVIDIA nForce 780a.
    • Gigabyte MA78GPM-DS2H rev. 1.0 BIOS F4 based on AMD 780G
    • Foxconn A7DA-S BIOS P03 based on AMD 790GX
    • ASUS P5E-V HDMI BIOS 0505 based on Intel G35
  • Processors:
    • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
    • AMD Phenom X4 9550
    • Intel Pentium E2160
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR2-800 Corsair XMS2-6400 (DDR2-800, 5-5-5-15-2T)
  • Discrete graphics: ATI Radeon X1900XTX, 512 MB GDDR3
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (SATA-II, 7200 rpm)
  • Power supply unit: AcBel ATX-550CA-AB8FB

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