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.
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