I am buying a gigabyte gah61m-ds2 microATX motherboard and I dont know much about motherboards.
So does these small motherboards support a ddr5 graphic cards like Radeon HD 7770 ?
Also what does microATX motherboards differ from ATX motherboards in general, especially graphic cards compatibility.
Micro atx boards can overclock fine. It depends on the chipset, cpu and possibly ram more than the form factor.
The main differences are vertical board length and the number of available expansion slots. Usually 7 slot on an atx
mobo and 4 slots on a micro atx mobo. Other than that they are about the same. Oh, an atx mobo will only fit in
an atx mid tower or bigger, but a micro atx mobo will fit in a micro atx tower or bigger. Hope this helps.
They CAN OverClock (I never stated otherwise), but their OverClocking capability are waaay worse than that of any ATX board designed for OverClocking.
Of course it's a personal preference of each particular person, but, personally I wouldn't have recommended doing OverClocking on a Micro-ATX board, it's absolutely my IMHO.
Some micro atx mobos cost more than their full atx counterparts. Some micro atx mobos have 4 ram slots and
can run a bunch of memory at high speeds and/or tight timings. Some micro atx mobos can overclock a cpu quite
a ways past stock speed while some "overclocking" full atx mobos are limited in that area. Some micro atx mobos
even support sli or crossfire of 2 dual slot cards(but won't let you install any other cards that way). It depends on
the brand, chipset, and the specific model(and luck of the draw,as far as overclocking is concerned).