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ECS A790GXM AM3 Black Series

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Posted April 2, 2009 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards
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Introduction

As many people will tell you, overclockers have steered clear of AMD for the past several years.  Since the release of the Core 2 Duo, Intel has held the overclocking crown for quite some time, but as the great Bob Dylan once told us: “The times, they are a-changin’.”

Earlier this year, AMD announced their new Phenom II processors, and shortly after that, we saw the release of the new Socket AM3.  The socket AM3 processors were designed to be backwards compatible with the older AM2+ motherboards, due to an integrated DDR2 memory controller.  Yes, AMD has finally stepped up to the plate and delivered an integrated DDR3 memory controller on their new AM3 processors as well.  You heard right: two memory controllers on the same CPU.  For those who insist upon peak performance, we must have the latest and best new products on the market, and DDR3 memory has been shown to not only outperform DDR2 memory.

So, to allow their customers the ability to take full advantage of what the AMD AM3 processors have to offer, ECS is releasing the A790GXM-AD3 motherboard.  But, the question remains, “Can the A790GXM-AD3 motherboard seamlessly integrate all that the new AMD Dragon Platform has to offer?”  This is exactly what we are here to find out, and we’ve got an advance look at this new board from ECS for you today.

Our thanks go to our friends at ECS for supplying us with the review sample. 

ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. With its 21 years of experience in designing and manufacturing motherboards, the building block of many of today’s personal computers, ECS is expected to remain as one of the major contributors in the IT industry. The company is very fortunate to work very closely with many major chip designers in the PC industry on the design, development and manufacture of future IT innovations. Together with its business partners and its team members around the world, ECS is ready to provide a rich variety of new products and great services to its customers in the years to come.

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