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September 12, 2009 7:56:56 AM

Could someone point me in the right direction on which Mobo of GIGABYTE (AMD) would be pretty good for gaming and Video editing ? Also if there are any other Motherboards (AMD) that would also be ok. I would prefer ddr2 or a combo ddr2/ddr3 ?
I would also like to run with the :

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail 169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank You.
a b V Motherboard
September 12, 2009 1:50:48 PM

Hmmm, take a look at the Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-UD5P,supports most AMD cpu's AND with DDR2..:) 
September 12, 2009 9:02:59 PM

Thanks . My original Mobo was "GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P" and it looks pretty close to the specs of the one you suggested "Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-UD5P"
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September 12, 2009 10:59:14 PM

I've just recently got the GA MA770 UD3 rev 2.0 and it plays games brilliantly.

I can't see much difference between the spec of both boards other than the GA-MA790FX-UD5P is over twice the price of mine and has onboard buttons for cmos clear, power and reset buttons.
September 12, 2009 11:27:06 PM

the difference is in the northbridge chipset.. the 790x vs 790fx

the 790x does crossfire at x8 pci-e 2.0 for two cards while the 790fx does it at x16 pci-e 2.0 speeds.. if you're running crossfire and have two high end video cards then you should get the fx so that it isn't bottlenecked..

you can find your own benchmarks for bottlenecking, but that's basically the difference between the two.. (or so i think)
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2009 9:03:34 PM

And,,for what it is worth the UD5P is one of the very few mobo's on the market today that still has a floppy connector where is has traditionally been,I know that a lot of you youngsters do not know what to do with a floppy ,, or are happy with out one but us old fartz [65+] sometimes find them quite useful ,,plus it supports a very wide range of AMD's cpu's...Different strokes etc....:) 
September 14, 2009 4:06:03 AM

I am 45yr and always have a floppy drive on all of my pcs and your right I think almost all new computers do not have it any more.
October 18, 2010 3:20:45 AM

I have two floppys on my 60 year old wife
March 27, 2011 8:00:59 PM

I think I've met your wife!
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