Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Motherboard Review :: Introduction

09-01-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

The motherboard industry has been a constantly changing one in the last few months with NVIDIA having issues with some of their motherboard chipsets and Via completely exiting the motherboard chipset business for x86 chipsets on Intel and AMD. AMD on the other hand has hit on all cylinders in the integrated market first with the release of the 780G chipset which had a HD3200 core and today with the release of the HD3300 core on their new 790GX chipset.

One of the problems with the original 780G chipset was the lack of support for the Phenom B3 revision 9850 and 9950 CPUs due to TDP requirements of 125 and 136W respectively. Today, that all changes with the release of the 790GX chipset that supports the new CPUs. Gigabyte is one of the largest motherboard manufacturers in the world with much support in the hardware enthusiast community. Today Iím reviewing the Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H motherboard based upon AMDís new chipset. This is AMDís flagship chipset for the near foreseeable future.