ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard

By on May 23, 2009
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  The A790GXM-AD3 is a standard ATX board and features a dark brown PCB. The board’s PCB is covered in solid capacitors except for certain areas to the left of the PCI slots. ECS has used huge copper heatsinks on the board’s mosfets as well as on the AMD 790GX chipset to keep them cool. [...]

 

The A790GXM-AD3 is a standard ATX board and features a dark brown PCB. The board’s PCB is covered in solid capacitors except for certain areas to the left of the PCI slots.

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ECS has used huge copper heatsinks on the board’s mosfets as well as on the AMD 790GX chipset to keep them cool. The board is compatible with 140w CPUs and the CPU socket is surrounded by solid capacitors for better durability and performance.

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The left section of the motherboard houses 4x DDR3 DIMM sockets. These support 1333MHz modules,  dual channel memory technology and up to 32GB of memory is supported.

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The board’s AMD SB750 southbridge sits next to 6x SATA ports, an IDE port, 3x USB 2.0 headers, a small red power button and a yellow reset button.

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The board offers 2x red PCI-E x16 slots (for CrossfireX setups), 2x yellow PCI-E x1 slots and 2x black PCI slots.

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The rear panel has 2x PS/2 ports, a CMOS clear button, D-SUB port, 6x USB ports, one e-SATA port , HDMI output, a RJ45 network port, S/PDIF connecter and 5x audio ports.

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Audio is provided by a Realtek ALC888S chipset. It supports 8 audio channels and HD audio.

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The on board RJ45 port is linked to a Realtek RTL 8111C gigabit network controller.

 

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