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ECS A790GXM-A Review

ajmatson    -   November 16, 2008
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Specifications:

 

CPU:
- AMD Phenom™ processor (Socket AM2+) / AMD Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core/ Athlon™ 64 / Sempron processor
- High-performance HyperTransport 3.0 CPU Interface
- Support transfer rate up to 5200 mega-transfers per second
Chipset:
- AMD® 790GX & AMD® SB750
- North Bridge: AMD® 790GX
- South Bridge: AMD® SB750
Graphics:
- On Chip (AMD 790GX-based with ATI™ Radeon HD3300 graphics )
- Integrated DirectX 10 graphics processor
- AMD SidePort Memory : DDR2-800 (64Mx16=128MB)
Memory:
- Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 32GB
- Support DDR2 1066/800/667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM *
*Currently ,the memory maximum size we have tested is 8 GB(2 GB per dimm)
Expansion Slots:
- 2 x PCI Express x16 slots
- 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
- 2 x PCI slots
Storage:
- Support by AMD SB750
- 6 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s devices
- RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
Audio:
- Realtek ALC 888S supports 8-channel HD audio
- Compliant with HD specification
LAN:
- 2 x Realtek RTL 8111C Gigabit Fast Ethernet NIC
Rear Panel I/O:
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
- 6 x USB ports
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
- 1 x COM Port
- 1 x Audio port (1Line in, 4x Line out, 1 Optical SPDIF Out)
- 1 x VGA port
- 1 x HDMI Port
Internal I/O Connectors & Headers:
- 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply Connector & 8-pin 12V Connector
- 1 x 4-pin 12V Connector
- CPUFAN/PWRFAN/SYSFAN connectors
- 1 x FDD connector
- 1 x IDE connector
- 6 x Serial ATA connectors
- 1 x Speaker header
- 1 x Front panel switch/LED header
- 1 x Front panel audio header
- 1 x SPDIF out header
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports
- 1 x Power button/1 x Reset button
System BIOS:
- AMI BIOS with 8Mb SPI Flash ROM
- Supports Plug and Play, STR/STD, Hardware monitor, Multi Boot, DMI,HDCP
- Supports ACPI revision 3.0 specification
- Support over-clocking
- ECS M.I.B. utility
Form Factor:
- ATX Size 305mm*244mm

 

 

Features:

  • AMD Phenom Being inherited from the excellent architecture of multitasking, AMD Phenom processors lead to a new milestone in the computing performance with its powerful multi-core as well as the support for HT 3.0 technology.

  • AMD Phenom Quad-Core
    Being inherited from the excellent architecture of multitasking, AMD Phenom processors lead to a new milestone in the computing performance with its powerful multi-core as well as the support for HT 3.0 technology.

  • Windows Vista Ready
    The latest generation Microsoft O.S., delivers better personal productivity and digital entertainment on your PC through its improved reliability, security, and performance.

  • HT3.0
    The highly scalable Hyper Transport 3.0 is capable to provide incredible bandwidth of the system bus up to 20.8GB/s which would dramatically elevate the efficiency of computing performance.

  • DDR2 1066
    Expands memory bandwidth up to 8.5GB/s.

  • M.I.B
    Motherboard Intelligent BIOS, integrated all the overclocking functions into one page. It provides the most intelligent and convenient way to adjust the clock/ voltage settings of CPU and memory. Users can easily get the extra performance with this innovative utility

  • ATI CrossFire X
    The technology not only combines multi-GPU and motherboard power that soars into a new dimension of graphics capability, but also delivers the highest image quality and screen resolutions, even with the most demanding 3D titles.

  • ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology
    To provide better gaming performance than a single graphics card, the innovative design of ATIª Hybrid Graphics Technology is capable to bring additional performance increase up to 1.75X by enabling the power of both integrated graphics core and the add-on graphics card simultaneously.

  • Side Port Memory
    Delivering performance increase up to 15%, Side Port Memory provides exceptional acceleration for the onboard graphics core. With the innovative technology, unprecedented graphics performance is now available.

  • Over-Clocking
    Maximizes your system performance by selecting over clocking options

  • HDCP
    A specification developed by Intel Corporation to protect digital entertainment content across the DVI/HDMI interface. HDCP encrypts transmission of digital content between HDCP-compliant devices that it allows users to enjoy HD content through HDCP-compliant playback software.

  • HDMI
    The interface supports existing high-definition video formats(720p, 1080i, and even 1080p), plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. Combination with HDCP, provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and systems operators.

  • PCI EXPRESS 2.0
    The exceptionally increased interconnect bit rate from 2.5GT/s up to 5.0GT/s would effectively eliminates the bottle neck of the system performance and brings the most terrific computing experience from the present to the future.

  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports RAID 0(Striped disk array), RAID 1(Mirroring disk array), RAID 5(Block Interleaved Distributed Parity), RAID 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors). Provides users the performance and protection.

  • Gigabit LAN
    Gigabit LAN supporting a high transfer rate up to 1 Gb/s.

  • 8 Channel High Definition Audio
    Integrated 8-channel HD Audio CODEC delivering advanced multi-channel audio and bringing you the experience of home theater-quality sound.

  • SPDIF Out
    A standard audio transfer file format(Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format); allow users to connect their PC to high-end audio devices to support the widest range of digital output formats.

  • USB 2.0
    Delivers transfer speeds up to 480Mb/s for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.

 




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