Conclusion: Well the numbers look bleak for this board to be honest but the innovation, different design ideas, price, color scheme, complete stability, complete set of push buttons, quad Crossfire support, powered eSATA, dual LAN ports, sideways SATA ports, and so on are what won it over for me.
Conclusion: It's not the cheapest AM3 board out there, but if you're serious about having some fun and want eke the greatest potential out of the new AMD parts we're going to firmly direct our readers in the way of the MSI 790FX-GD70.
AM3 motherboard shootout: DFI DK 790FXB-M3H5 vs MSI 790FX-GD70
26 April 2009
Summary: Today, we have a look at two AMD AM3 motherboards, the first AMD DDR3 platform available for desktop users. Both DFI and MSI were kind enough to send us a sample of their most high-end product series, which will be tested both on performance and overclockability.
Summary: MSI have done a pretty good job with the MSI 790FX-GD70 (AM3) Motherboard. It's one of the most featured-packed motherboard available for the AM3 platform. Looking at the results from our benchmarks, the performance is on-par with other AM3 motherboards and it competed very well against offerings...
Pros: - Support AMD's new Phenom II X4 (AM3) Processors, - Support DDR3 memory, - OC Dial and diagnostic LEDs, - APS (Active Phase Switching), - DrMOS feature, - Supports CrossfireX and Quad Crossfire, - Onboard Power-On, Reset, Clear CMOS and Green Power switches, - Ideal for gaming enthusiasts
Cons: - Intel Core i7 is still a thorn hard to ignore, - Not compatible with AM2+ processors
Conclusion: We must admit, the MSI 790FX-GD70 has left us with a very positive impression. Beginning with physical aspects of the board, we’d have to say that the overall layout of the GD70 is very good.
Conclusion: Wraz z renesansem zainteresowania procesorami AMD, na rynku pojawia się coraz więcej płyt wykorzystujących ich nowe możliwości. W szczególności chodzi tutaj o overclocking, w którym Phanomy II nie ustępują produktom Intela.
Pros: Dobre rozłożenie elementów płyty, Rozbudowany BIOS, Obsługa CrossFire x16, Wysoka jakość wykonania, Duża ilość złącz