GA-MA790FX-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)

AMD 790FX Chipset
The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is GIGABYTE's next generation, high performance platform based on the new AMD 790FX Chipset and support for the new AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, with the latest AM2+ platform support, integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links and 128-bit Floating Point Units. The GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-DQ6 also features support for PCI Express 2.0 as well as ATI CrossFireX™ with dual x16, or four x8 connectivity for the ultimate gaming experience. In addition to setting new records for blistering performance, the GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability.
  • Supports AMD Phenom / Athlon series processors
  • Quad PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interfaces with ATI CrossFireX™ support for extreme gaming performance
  • Dual Channel DDR2 1066 for remarkable system performance
  • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function and IEEE 1394a connection
  • External SATA2 design makes you enjoying "easy to use, easy to go, and easy to play"
  • Integrated dual LAN with Teaming function to provide twice bandwidth of transmission speed
  • ALC889A with DTS Connect enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD
  • Ultra Durable 2 motherboard features High Quality CPU Power design with Ferrite core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET and Solid Capacitors.
  • Durable Capacitors that take advantage of Japanese manufactured SMD (Surface Mount Device) solid capacitors for enhanced system durability.
  • Re-engineered Thermal Design featuring All Copper Silent-Pipe and Crazy Cool
  1. Support for Socket AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™FX/ AMD Phenom™/ AMD Athlon™ 64 FX/AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core/AMD Athlon™ 64/AMD Sempron™
Hyper Transport Bus
  1. 5200/2000 MT/s
Chipset North Bridge:
  1. AMD 790FX
South Bridge:
  1. AMD SB600
  2. Realtek 8111B (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support ECC Memory
  4. Support for DDR2 1066*/800/667 MHz memory modules
  1. Realtek ALC889A 8-channel audio codec
Expansion Slots
  1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots supporting ATI CrossFireX™ technology (The PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard)
  2. 2 x PCI Express x8 slots supporting ATI CrossFireX™ technology
  3. 1 x PCI Express x1
  4. 2 x PCI
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x LPT connector
  2. 2 x IEEE 1394a
  3. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s
  4. 1 x FDD
  5. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  6. 1 x CD in
  7. 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  8. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  9. 1 x SPDIF out
  10. 1 x CPU fan connector
  11. 1 x system fan connector
  12. 1 x front panel connector
  13. 1 x front audio connector
  14. 1 x power LED connector
  15. 1 x IDE
  16. 1 x power fan connector
  17. 1 x northbridge fan connector
  18. 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  19. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  20. 1 x SPDIF in
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
  2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1
  3. 1 x COM
  4. PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse)
  5. 2 x RJ45 LAN
  6. 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  7. 1 x IEEE 1394a
  8. 1 x SPDIF out (coaxial)
  9. 1 x SPDIF out (optical)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE IT8718
H/W Monitoring
  1. CPU fan speed control
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU overheating warning
  4. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  5. CPU/System/Power fan failure warning
  1. Supports DualBIOS™
  2. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b
  3. Licensed AWARD™ BIOS
  4. 2 x 4 Mbit flash ROM
Unique Features
  1. Virtual Dual BIOS
  2. Q-Flash™
  3. Download Center
  4. Xpress™ Install
  5. Xpress™ Recovery 2
  6. Supports EasyTune
  7. @BIOS™
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX, 305mm x 244mm
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website
  2. Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website.
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* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
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* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.