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ASRock AOD790GX/128M AMD 790GX Motherboard Review - ThinkComputers.org

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Product: ASRock AOD790GX/128M AMD 790GX Motherboard
Date: September 30, 2008
Author: Frank Stroupe
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: ASRock
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

Specifications / Features

CPU - AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
- Supports CPU up to 140W
- Supports AMD OverDrive with ACC feature (Advanced Clock Calibration)
- AMD LIVE! Ready
- Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology

Chipset:
- Northbridge: AMD 790GX
- Southbridge: AMD SB750

Memory:
- Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB

BIOS:
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports Jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, NB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Supports Smart BIOS

Audio, Video and Networking Graphics:
- Integrated AMD Radeon HD 3300 graphics
- DX10 class iGPU, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB
- Integrated 128MB side port memory for iGPU
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI with DVI-to-HDMI Converter
- Supports HDCP function
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback

Audio:
- 7.1 CH Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio with Content Protection
- DAC with 110dB dynamic range (ALC890 Audio Codec)

LAN:
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111C-VCO-GR
- Supports Wake-On-LAN

Expansion / Connectivity Slots:
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (green @ x16 mode, blue @ x8 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 3 x PCI slots
- Supports ATIT CrossFireT and Hybrid CrossFireXT

I/O Panel:
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATAII Port
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

Other Features / Miscellaneous Unique Features:
- ASRock OC Tuner
- Intelligent Energy Saver
- Hybrid Booster
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost memory performance up to 12.5%

Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), AMD OverDrive Utility

Accessories:
- 1 x ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- Floppy/ATA 133 Cables
- 4 x SATA Data Cables (optional)
- 1 x SATA 1 to 1 Power Cable (optional)
- 1 x DVI-to-HDMI Converter

Hardware Monitor:
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore

Form Factor:
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
- All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)

OS - Microsoft Windows XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit compliant

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