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Gigabyte MA770T or MA790FXT ? ? ?

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November 19, 2009 4:58:56 AM

Need help please.

I am not sure which motherboard to use with my Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition

I currently have MA790FXT , but noticed that store around the corner has MA770T for $100 cheaper

I have 2 more days to return my MA790FXT and get MA770T .

Using my PC mostly for Gaming . Would I loose any performance switching to MA770T ?

I am running 6GB of Patriot Extreme Viper Series DDR3 1066 memory and ATI Radeon HD5870 videocard

Don't plan on running Crossfire.

I am not an overclocker but would prefer to have some room for overclocking.

Please suggest .

any ideas?

Thanks a bunch!



a c 136 V Motherboard
November 19, 2009 5:39:39 AM

MA770T:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

MA790:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

The main difference is that the MA790FX which is based on AMD 790FX chipset has 2 PCI-E 16x slot which is for CrossFire and the MA770 which is based on AMD 770 chipset has one PCI-E 16x slot,if you may add a new card in future keep your current board,in terms of OverClocking the 790 chipsets seem to be better.
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November 19, 2009 9:50:16 PM

I am an proud owner of GA-MA790FXT-UDP5, and I have one word to say : SWEET!!!!!

This board is a performer, and overclocker and a breeze to work with. I Pay 185$ Canadian and it worth every penny!!!!

MA770T is low/mid end, MA790FXT is high end...
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November 20, 2009 2:10:52 AM

The motherboard will have a very negligible affect on performance. The main benefit of the 790FX chipset is the ability to run crossfire configurations. If you won't use crossfire, save yourself $100.

The more expensive board may let you OC a bit further, but I doubt 100MHz or so is worth $100 to you. A $25 aftermarket cooler will probably allow you to get just as far with the cheaper board.
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November 30, 2009 1:29:39 AM

I kept MA790FXT.

Thanks for your help everyone !
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a c 136 V Motherboard
November 30, 2009 6:33:56 AM

You did the best thing :) 
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