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Item#: N82E16813128381

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 790X
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1200/1066
  • Whether 1200 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • chris e.
  • 3/18/2009 12:50:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Nice, did what i needed. Wasnt DOA. I really like this board. Manuel is alittle lacking in areas. Tech support is o.k. if u can understand them though there accent

Cons: One of the chipsets is alittle close to the graphics card. If it wasnt for this and possiblity to cause graphic card heat issues it would be perfect!

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X3 720, GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4,Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB), SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870. Set up gives me 60-74 fps on WoW.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/17/2009 12:27:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsquestionable

Pros: good placement on all connectors and slots as well as good price.

Cons: installed phenom x4 9600 with 4 1 gig sticks of crucial and board would not read ram correct. i manually reset ram to 1066 and started getting run time errors, so i flashed bios which acted like it took but then quit booting which should not have been an issue except for the fact that the 2nd bios failed to kick in. newegg fortunately has rmaed the board will have to try different configuration to see if i can make it work right.

Other Thoughts: gigabyte is normally a good quality board hopefully this new board will operate correctly and restore faith in the product

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  • Ponnie S.
  • 3/17/2009 9:08:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte GA MA790X-UD4

Pros: Excellent layout! Handles all processors on the market. Overclocking facilities are better than average but a little confusing and busy. Most software works as described. Runs pretty cool and not lock-ups.

Cons: WILL NOT USE DDR3 RAM! What a dissappointment. It will handle DDR2 1200 and is supposed to overclock to 1333. I haven't figured that one out yet.
With the Phenom II x4 940 the sound distorted above 3.6Ghz. I installed a Creative Labs Audigy 24bit Sound card and it cured that problem. I have my Phenom II 940 OC'd to 3.6GHz on this board and it's stable in XP but will only handle 2.98 in Vista Hm Basic. Puzzling. My goal is 3.8 Hz.

Other Thoughts: My multiplier is 14 x 258 FSB and voltage is 1.36. This yeilds 3.6. I plan to lower the multiplier and increase the FSB and then increase the cpu voltage.
My ultimate goal is to get 3D Mark 06 above the 15,700 mark or higher. My ultimate goal is 20,000. I would have to improve on the Video Graphics card to a 4870 x2. My Windows Experience is 5.4 and the HD is my only item below 5.9. So I will be tweaking this slowly until I get the desired results.

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  • Andrea h.
  • 3/16/2009 6:24:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect

Pros: Took me a while to decide on a motherboard but this board met all my expectations and everything went as planned

Cons: none

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  • john t.
  • 3/16/2009 4:57:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsitsssssss the big show

Pros: It's a motherboard and it works don't know what else to say. and the bios is nice and simple.

Cons: ----

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte just released the F2A BIOS with the ACC option. set to 'all cores' and now I'm running a quad that was originally an X3

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  • William J.
  • 3/16/2009 2:03:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB

Pros: Booted up first time. Using Amd 9850 be, G.Skill ddr2 800 ram, Evga Gtx 260, 300g raptor hd, and Pcp&c psu 600w.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Thanks again Newegg!

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  • MAX H.
  • 3/16/2009 8:57:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsx64 Dragon Platform

Pros: It's great to finally own an AMD motherboard using an "AMD chipset" instead of third party manufacturers garbage.
I've been building PC's for nine years using mainly AMD and this is the most stable motherboard I have owned.

The first thing I did upon booting up was check the BIOS and was pleased to see the latest F2 revision.

Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 and Ubuntu 8.10 x64 both installed great with zero hiccups.

Cons: Minor gripes.....

What no eSATA?

PS/2 must die!

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition @ 3.4GHz (x16 multiplier)
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 Motherboard (BIOS F2)
4GB G.SKILL (F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK) PC2-8500 @ 5-5-5-15 1066MHz
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatality FPS
WD Caviar Black 500GB (WD5001AALS) SATA 3.0 Hard Drive (Vista x64)
WD Caviar Black 500GB (WD5001AALS) SATA 3.0 Hard Drive (Ubuntu 8.10 x64)
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W PSU
CoolerMaster Cosmos S Chassis
Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
Driver Versions: Catalyst 9.2, X-Fi 2.18.0008

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/16/2009 8:38:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood board for the money

Pros: Has a decent amount of BIOS options, just remember to hit Ctrl + F1 to open up the extended options (like ACC). This board does away with integrated graphics, so its cheaper than most 790GX boards (unless you want an off-brand). It booted up right away with a Phenom X3 720BE and has not been picky about RAM thus far.

This board has a mosfet heatsink, which is necessary for any decent OC board.

Cons: Color scheme looks like it was designed by Ringling Brothers

Be careful when connecting the main power and IDE cables because this board does not have the 3 standoffs on the right side of the board. Its just flapping in the wind.

My #1 complaint is location of the CMOS jumper...if you have a dual slot card in the x16 PCIe slot, it becomes very very difficult to clear the CMOS. Dexterity is your friend.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte just released an F2A bios specifically to unlock the 4th core on the X3's (set ACC to auto). I have all 4 cores running stable on my 720 and have to give props to Gigabyte for that update.

The Mosfet/NB heatsink tends to get pretty warm, but no problems have stemmed from it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/15/2009 5:54:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice board

Pros: whats not to like good bios tweaking options , reads EPP profiles on my mushkin memory , rock stable I have yet to see one crash running windows xp and a amd 720bBE

Cons: none

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  • John V.
  • 3/12/2009 4:14:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: I ordered all my parts from Newegg... I had everything put together within 2 hours, and it works great.... This board has everything you'd want.

Cons: None so far

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