Gigabyte’s 790GX motherboard pixellated
The GA-MA79GP-DS4H, as the motherboard will be known, features two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, limited to x8 mode when both are in use. The new motherboard supports AM2 and AM2+ processors and DDR2-1066 memory. The 790GX chipset features integrated graphics that should go under the name of Radeon HD 3300, and there’s also support for Hybrid Crossfire and CrossfireX support.
The most interesting thing is the side-port DDR3 memory, courtesy of Elpida. The addion of 64MB of DDR3 memory should bring a boost to the 3D performance of the IGP. Gigabyte is also using a 4+1 PWM design, which should be able to deliver enough power for Phenom processors.