The AMD platform for motherboards has evolved into a split into the AM2+ market and the AM3 market, the former for those wanting to update the motherboard without updating the CPU and memory the latter for those wanting the latest and greatest without spending the extra money that a Core i7 platform would entail. AMD has released the full gamut of AM3 CPUs including a 3.2GHz Black Edition called the Phenom II X4 955 which is the best of the best from AMD.
Gigabyte has been around making video cards, motherboards, and many other computer accessories for over 23 years. They have over 7000 employees and aim to "Upgrade Your Life" as their motto. They have innovated in recent times with the launch of the M1022 Booktop, 2oz Copper PCB, the swivel screen mobile PC (M912) and many other innovations that are designed to bring new features to motherboards or video cards. Today's review is on the Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard based upon the AMD 790FX chipset with support for the AM3 CPUs.