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MSI unleash AM3 motherboards with DDR3 support

790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65
By: Steve Dougherty | Motherboards News | Posted: Jan 22, 2009 9:04 am

MSI has just pulled covers from its latest AMD 790FX and GX powered motherboards supporting the AM3 (941-pin) socket, which is backwards compatible with current 45nm Phenom II processors.


MSI unleash AM3 motherboards with DDR3 support


The 790FX-GD70 is more so suited to gamers and enthusiasts who want to make use of Crossfire or CrossfireX via its four residing PCI-E x16 slots, whilst the 790GX-G65 includes the Radeon HD3300 IGP (with sideport memory) as well as two PCI-E x16 slots for the possibility of Hybrid Crossfire. Its IGP offers both VGA and DVI outputs as well as HDMI in the instance it's used in a HTPC.


MSI unleash AM3 motherboards with DDR3 support


Both motherboards feature DDR3 1333MHz memory support and boast a full set of features exclusive to MSI such as DrMOS, APS (Active Phase Switching), OC Dial and Max FSB.


For full details and specifications on each, you can view the official press release here.


[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world's leading mainboard manufacturer, today unveils its AMD AM3 mainboard 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65. MSI AM3 mainboard fully supports AMD latest 45nm Phenom™ II processor and DDR3 memory. In addition, it comes with the AM3 processor which is optimized for the "second-generation DrMOS technology" and "APS (Active Phase Switching) technology", both in high and low loading, MSI AM3 series mainboard offers the highest power conversion efficiency and effectively reduces the heat. Not only that, Gaming series mainboard even comes with OC Dial and MAX FSB advanced overclocking technologies, as well as M-Flash BIOS update mechanism protection.


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