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Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7

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Posted October 17, 2010 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards
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Introduction

When it comes to making a high-end system, whether for overclocking, gaming or future expandability, you always look to the motherboard first. The motherboard is the difference between being able to overclock well (lots of BIOS options), being able to throw in another graphic card (PCI-E lanes, PCI-E slots), and not doing either of those due to a stripped down BIOS or a lack of extra PCI-E slots.

These factors, along with component quality and extra features are what make a motherboard. Some will be priced higher than others, on grounds of their having more features. Generally, the more expensive the motherboard, the more feature-heavy it is, but it must be said that the increase in price rarely scales linearly with an increase in features, as we saw with the GA-X58-UD9, which is a phenomenal board, but is ridiculously overpriced.

Thankfully for AMD users, Gigabyte has made what we’d call an “Ultra High-End” board for AM3, if you’d want to call it that. Made for overclocking and for QuadFire, it’s not for the timid of heart, or budget. But at least it won’t require a 2nd mortgage like the UD9 would.

Let’s take a closer look at the Gigabyte 890FX-UD7.

"GIGABYTE was founded in 1986 in a small lab by four young engineers passionate to make their mark on the industry. GIGABYTE remains dedicated to the core belief of improving the lives of our users by manufacturing products that are high-performing, reliable, and of excellent quality. GIGABYTE thrives on delivering the latest technology to users around the globe. We develop, test, and manufacture a wide range of products following strict quality and environmental control standards."

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