Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

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Bundle and BIOS

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

The bundle is certainly fine, but nothing to really write home about.  You get your backplate, a couple of gigabyte stickers and a host of cables for SATA, IDE and floppy drives and your manual, quick start and a CD with drivers and a few apps.  Nothing really out of the ordinary, and no games at all.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

The Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard sports and AWARD BIOS. 

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

The MIT page is by far the page where you will spend the bulk of your time tweaking.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

ACC settings

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

CPU mulitplier.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Northbridge frequency multiplier.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

FSB goes up to 500!

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

HT link width: 8 or 16.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

HT link frequency multiplier.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Here are the multipliers for the memory frequency.  x4=800, x5.33=1066. x6.66=Satan I mean, 1333, and of course x8 would be 1600.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

DRAM Configuration page is where you will set your timings and your mem clock speeds.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

More mem timings to be tweaked!

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Vdimm can be set up to .75v higher than default.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

SB/HT can be set .3v higher.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Northbridge voltage can be tweaked up to 1.68v

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

NB/PCIe/PLL voltage can be set up to .3v higher as well.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Vcore can be increased by .6v over the default of your CPU.

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

NB VID control…

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Standard CMOS page…

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

Advanced BIOS features page…

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard Review

And last but not least, the Integrated Peripherals page.

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