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GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 790X
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron
  • DDR3 1866(OC)*/1333/1066 * To reach DDR3 1866MHz or above, you must install two memory modules and install them in the DDR3_3 and DDR3_4 memory sockets.

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Boasting the new AMD AM3 socket, the Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 allows you to elevate your rig beyond the standard limits with support for the powerful 45nm AMD Phenom II, Athlon II and Sempron processors in AM3 socket. The board is able to reach memory speeds up to 1866MHz (O.C.) for blazing fast memory access for today’s latest applications and games. It features the highest quality 8+2 CPU VRM power phase design to handle the power-demanding CPUs with ease.

This board features Gigabyte’s revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 design, which uses 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers of the PCB to dramatically lower system temperature and enhance stability for overclocking. With the innovative Easy Energy Saver technology, the Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 is able to provide user-friendly computing and reach maximum system performance easily while still saving power and the environment. As an added bonus, the support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s ensures you the lightning fast data transfer speed, improving overall system efficiency.

System durability and security are as important as ever. Gigabyte's DualBIOS system has a second BIOS chip on the motherboard for quick and painless recovery from crashes and viruses. Count on Gigabyte's experience and innovation!

  • newegg AMD AM3 Processor Support Based on the AMD 790X and SB750 chipset, the Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 supports AMD’s Phenom II, Athlon II Sempron processors in AM3 socket, providing unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
  • 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 Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration The Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for by incorporating Gigabyte's 333 Onboard Acceleration features with support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost.
  • newegg Ultra Durable 3 Classic Technology The Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 features revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 classic technology with a 2oz copper PCB design to help reduce system temperature and dramatically enhance performance.
  • newegg Gigabyte DualBIOS Gigabyte DualBIOS technology protects the BIOS from virus attacks. With its innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides twice the security thus assuring the PC’s stability.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Not a long lasting one

Pros: Good design. Sturdy.

Cons: Died after less than 5 years. I have several ASUS mobos that I ourchased at NewEgg in 2007 and they're still running. This motherboard is of much superior design and construction compared with the ASUSes, however, it died on me after less than 5 years. No POST, no BEEPS, tried everything from changing the battery to clearing CMOS, to no avail. I have to replace it, but now I'm thinking before buying another Gigabyte product.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good overall

Pros: Good board, sturdy for the most part, easy overclocking tools in the BIOS for anyone that does that, seems to be solid, and is still running real well and i've had it since april of 2010

Cons: Reason I gave it 4 eggs is because 2 of my sata ports on the inside stopped working within the first year. There are 6 of them so it isn't a big deal really, but I would hope they wouldn't have gone bad so soon. I found out because my dvd drive stopped working so i ordered another, and it didn't work when plugged into the same sata port, changed to the port group next to it, and both worked fine

Other Thoughts: Good board overall, if i weren't ever planning on upgrading, i would definitely purchase it again

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5/ 5
great

Comments: I have treated this board badly and its still going strong as a really well made motherboard should. I saw the MB comments and thought what a load of cr** a few people have written i better put my two cents worth in.

Now back to upgrading the peripherals. :) mmm SSD

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2/ 5
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5/ 5
Great board

Comments: I have had several Gigabyte Mobo's and have had very, very few problems with them. I've considered other motherboards, and have used some others in other builds for friends or family. It seems like I have less problems with Gigabyte and Asus than any other. I don't see a reason to switch from something that works.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
GA-790XTA-nonUD4

Pros: Nice board, USB3.0 and SATA III.

Cons: I bought this board from NE but never have time to put a system together until my 30 days expired. I realize the board isn't working out of the brand new box, installing windows 7 Ultimate x64 took as much as 3 hours...not so bad...After installation complete the machine won't boot pass the windows initialize screen, never able to get to the login screen then went to BSOD.

Okay, so I suspect there's bad RAM. I replaced with the Corsair Memory which shown in the Gigabyte support list, again....this hellmary went BSOD after a long installing windows 7. So I tried 32bit installation...same result, contacted Gigabyte's support. No solutions, I ended scrap the brand new board and pay for the ASUS board.

Other Thoughts: How could Gigabyte putting the UD4 part of the board's name when this thing is a total piece of cr@p. Not reliable to be "Ultra Durable". I will never trust the Gigabyte brand anymore.....Asus is actually the real deal in motherboard industry. I also thanks NE for their best support and there's nothing they can do against their return policy.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
More start up problems with this board!!

Pros: Showed lots of promise.

Cons: I bought this mobo in April 2010 and it looked promising until I started having boot problems. Often, it will look like my system is coming out of sleep since the lights come on, as do the fans, etc. But in less than a second it dies! Then I have to flip the switch on the back of my PSU and leave it "off" for ~ 10 seconds before I flip it to "on" and can boot up normally. This also occurs on cold boots!

I recently swapped out the PSU thinking that was the problem but had no luck. Gigabyte, if you are reading this we expect better of you! I certainly hope you will step up to the plate and replace this mobo, and not with a refurbished unit as this is just inheriting someone else's problems!

Other Thoughts: As you can see, other Newegg customers have had this exact problem so it appears to be a design flaw! A replacement with a NEW revised board should be made for this defective model!

Also, if I get a response from Gigabyte I hope I do not get the standard copy and paste response that everyone else has received.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
GA-790XTA-UD4

Pros: Works great. I liked so much that I bought the second one to build HTPC machine. It's been 12 months since the first one was built which has been running 10 hours a day everyday. The second one(HTPC machine) has been running since 10/2010. This one has to run with the sleep mode disabled to do internet TV recording scheduled for overnight period.

Cons: If you want to use non-stock cpu heatsink and RAM sticks with heatsinks, then the RAM sticks for the slot #1 and #2 may have to be installed before the cpu is installed.
I sometimes had difficulty to communicate with the tech support reps which seemingly due to language barrier.

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