Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Motherboard Review – AMD 770Thu, Jun 11, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Bundle and BIOS
I have actually always liked the box that Gigabyte puts out. It highlights features, is simple to read, and is not too crowded with its design. They also make it very obvious that their warranty is three years in the USA and Canada. That is a pretty stinkin’ good warranty! The board is a part of their Ultra Durable as well, which boasts superior components used to produce the board.
The bundle is super thin on this board. You get two SATA cables, an IDE cable, your owner’s guides, the driver and app cd, the backplate, and the all important sticker.
The Main page of the AWARD BIOS.
This is the main page you get once you press the control F1 key combination. Oh Gigabyte, please stop this!
The MIT page. This is where most of the tweaks are found. Let’s take a closer look at all of the settings available…
FSB goes to 500… a little overkill maybe?!?
CPU multiplier goes to 35x…
Northbridge frequency multipliers…
HT Link Width…
HT Link Frequency…
Memory Clock dividers… basically, they are 800, 1066, 1333 and 1600 DDR3 speeds.
Vcore can be adjusted to .6v higher than default.
Vdimm goes up to 2.5v.
DDR VTT goes to 1.2v.
NB voltage all the way to 1.8v
CPU NB Vid control.
NB PCIE voltage control…
SB/HT voltage control.
Standard CMOS page.
Advanced BIOS Features page.
Advanced Chipset Features page.
Integrated Peripherals Page.
The Health page is pretty detailed to help you keep tabs on how your system is doing.
Well, that is all we need to see in the BIOS. Let’s move on!