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Item#: N82E16813138146

BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM3/AM2+ AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 790GX
  • Phenom II / Phenom / Athlon II / Athlon64 /Sempron
  • DDR2 533/667/800/1066(1066 by AM2+/AM3 CPU)
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The TA790GXE 128M, based on AMD 790GX+SB750 chipset, ATX form factor, supporting Hyper Transport 3.0 FSB, Socket AM2/AM2+ for AMD processor, PCI-Express 2.0, and DDR-1066 memory modules. This motherboard, integrated with ATI HD 3300 display chipset and on board 128MB RAM, supports DX10 special effects and UDV technology.

The TA790GXE 128M is equipped with 2 PCI-Express x16 slots, which support dual CrossFireX mode with x8 speed, and which can form multiple CrossFireX with integrated HD 3300. As for other slots, 2 PCI-Express x1 and 2 PCI slots; 4 DIMM slots support Dual Channel Mode DDR 1066 with Max capacity of 16GB; 6 SATA; 7.1 Channel Audio Jacks; 1000 Mbps LAN Port and SATAII provide the fastest speed for data transmission; moreover, the motherboard also supports HDMI, DVI, and Blu-ray DVD.

  • newegg AMD 790GX+SB750 Chipset The AMD 790GX Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport 3.0 (HT3.0) interface and PCI Express 2.0 x 16 graphics. It's enhanced AMD's latest AM3/AM2+ and multi-core CPUs to experience life-like images and dynamic interactivity for playing the latest games, editing digital photos and videos.
  • newegg ATi CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology Support ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.
  • newegg ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology Support Based on ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Hybrid Graphics allows you to combine the performance of the HD 2400 Series and HD 3400 Series integrated GPU with an applicable ATI Radeon graphics card to bring enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.
  • newegg HDMI Output The BIOSTAR TA790GXE features an HDMI output for connection to your high-definition video equipment. With the HDMI interface ensuring lossless transmission of high-quality HD video signals. Play back HD content on your computer and view them on your large HDTV for more comfort.
  • newegg 128MB SidePort The BIOSTAR TA790GXE features 128MB Side-Port memory on board to accelerate 3D Gaming performance easily.

Learn more about the Biostar TA790GXE 128M

Model

Brand
BIOSTAR
Model
TA790GXE 128M

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3/AM2+
CPU Type
Phenom II / Phenom / Athlon II / Athlon64 /Sempron
FSB
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 790GX
South Bridge
AMD SB750

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 533/667/800/1066(1066 by AM2+/AM3 CPU)
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
2 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (CFX x8)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
6
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
ATI Radeon HD 3300

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC888
Audio Channels
8+2 Channel

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
AMD 140W processor support
On Board 128MB DDR2 Side-Port memory
ATI Hybrid Graphics Support
Superior scaling with ATI CrossFireX technology
Integrated HDMI/DVI interface with HDCP Support 1080P HD Video Experience

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Sean M.
  • 7/31/2013 9:33:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFour years and still strong.

Pros: For a cheap motherboard this product is awesome..I almost wish it would die so I can upgrade to some faster memory..lol.Never had any issues I will be buying another Biostar mobo on my next build.

Cons: none.

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  • Justin B.
  • 12/3/2011 10:46:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Works perfect but had an overheating issue with the chipset.

Cons: None but the over heating.

Other Thoughts: Easily fixed with small heatsinks.

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  • steven g.
  • 12/28/2010 9:42:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot a bad item

Pros: it's a good board no problems running it when i installed it. i play all kinds of game like cod blops and crysis and most high end games on it. its fast and nicely priced

Cons: found out i teyed doing a bios update to see if i could unlock the fourth core on my amd phantom2 x3 prosessor but when i did it wouldnt boot had to reset the batter by taking it out and reset the ram by taking it out put the settings back to defalt and worked again.

Other Thoughts: its a good board if you short on money and there r no hdmi inputs on this one, and there are not 2x pci-e 2.0 on this only 2x pci-1 slots so if you going to run sli you cant on this board unless you do pci-1 sli or x-over. but i got a gtx460 se evga vid card and it handles it nicely. over all its a nice board for the price

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  • Trent E.
  • 6/16/2010 10:59:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBios Settings

Pros: Good Price for Features

Cons: After Installing AMD Phenom X4 965, Computer began to Restart itself automatically every 30 minutes. I Had to Disable a Few Settings(Cool 'n Quiet) before it became stable.

Other Thoughts: Out of the box it crashes non stop so That's quite Flawed. If Your not good with BIOS Settings. Do not buy this Motherboard.

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  • Michael G.
  • 6/12/2010 1:49:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall, great product

Pros: Easy to install, plenty of SATA ports, Crossfire, DDR2 support, HDMI, BIOS update for X6 processors, excellent price.

Cons: Turning off the G.P.U. power utility in the BIOS before installing Win7 is a MUST, if I would've read the reviews beforehand I could've saved 3+ Hrs.

Not a problem for me, but the primary PCI-E slot is on the bottom.

Doesn't support DDR3, which is clearly stated in the specs, but is the difference between a 4 and a 5 egg rating for me.

Placement of the front panel audio connector is on the far left of the board, so if you have a large GPU and/or a short audio connector (like me) then that's out of the question.

All of the SATA connectors are mounted on the right side of the board, and are side loading, so if you have a small case or a monster GPU, this could make install significantly harder.

Doesn't support dual core graphics cards in crossfire, (X2 versions) This isn't listed in the specs, and while I wasn't intending to install two X2's, it was dissapointing to find out that I can't

Other Thoughts: Great, affordable board with plenty of connectors and features. Just make sure you know what you want to put in your computer beforehand, and TURN OFF G.P.U!

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  • Stanislaus K.
  • 6/6/2010 7:40:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsTA790GXE

Pros: Nice Look and Feel. Everything works on this board. Lan, Sound, USB, and VGA and DVI all work well. I haven't tested the HDMI because I don't have the cable for it. I am satisfied.

Cons: 2 Cons...
#1 - Most large motherboards have 9-10 holes drilled for mounting to the motherboard tray. This board only has left and middle holes ...there are no holes on the right edge of the motherboard. I'm just being picky that's all. I assembled my board on the desk prior to putting it in so its no biggie.
#2 I could not get Ubuntu Linux Live, Linux Mint 8.0 Live, Window XP Pro, or Windows 7 x64bit to complete and install/load properly until I found out that under the T-Series tab in the bios there is an option for G.P.U. (Green Power Utility) ...turn this feature "Off" and now the board loads any OS perfectly. I was stumped for a while, but now I am happy.

Other Thoughts: I don't see any multiplier adjustment on this board running a quad core black edition AMD... where is the multiplier adjustment? I have a bus speed adjustment and cool and quiet is turn off also, but no multiplier? Weird?... I can live with running stock CPU speed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/5/2010 6:48:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPower Management In Bios causes random reboots

Pros: easy overclocking
stable after disabling power management settings in bios
Bios update for phenom II X6

Cons: No firewire
no usb 3.0

Other Thoughts: If you have random reboots installing windows 7 and after computer wakes up from suspend (STR3) make sure you disable GPU power management and NB power management in bios. My system is solid after changing those settings.

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  • Stanislaus K.
  • 6/4/2010 11:46:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs790GXE

Pros: This motherboard works fine so far for me, after resolving some issues that made me think of might having to RMA it.
My onboard video, lan, sound all work fine.
I am happy now.
I bought this product as "OPEN BOX" and everything was factory sealed and included inside the box, the only thing i found was the seal on the box was broken/opened, but hey! thats OK!

Cons: G.P.U. Green Power Utility is a horrible nasty option. I could not make it through bench testing this motherboard with Ubuntu Linux, Linux Mint 8.0, Windows XP 32bit, or Windows 7 x64bit, until I went to the last tab in the bios that has the G.P.U. option in it and set it to "OFF" then this board works great. I also shut off COOL and QUIET since I like sucking up the most power and electricity to feed my components the most power I can give them to get the most performance out of them... there will be no "GREEN" options enabled in my house! Wha ha ha ha!!!

Other Thoughts: Why am i writing a review at 2:40am???

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  • miranda h.
  • 5/27/2010 6:56:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDOA, Bad Service

Pros: It looked cool?

Cons: 1 Item came DOA, but since Newegg didnt reply to my 2 emails I had to go to Biostar to see what the problem was. It was only then that I found out the board was DOA

2 The video card slot was flimsy and required you to put the video card on the lower PCIx16 slot where the airflow was worse

3 The LED lights that were supposed to help me diagnose what was wrong with the board didn't help at all.

4 Board was too big for my case, guess I will have to go micro ATX next time.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 5/18/2010 7:57:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlight Issue, Overall solid product

Pros: Easy to install, plenty of plugin spots, works like a charm and does everything I want it to do.

Cons: I keep having problems with my CD drive and the motherboard. The drive itself works just fine, and the motherboard sometimes detects my CD drive, but most of the time it does not. Totally stumped.

Other Thoughts: Aside from the CD drive problems, great product.

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