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    AMD Motherboard Advice

    A mate is after an AM2 motherboard (DVI) VGA

    This a good one?

    http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us...t.php?S_ID=374

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Biost...-SATA-RAID-ATX

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Yeah very good, good price too. The 790GX from memory is essentially an overclocked 780G with a couple of extra little bits

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    So, a good all round motherboard then?

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Yeah probably the best chipset to go for right now as it offers great performance and upgrade options.

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Thanks for your input mate

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    I have the board it runs very well, the gxa2 has "On Board 64MB DDR2 Side-Port memory" I have ran dedicated graphics/onboard to power 3 monitors, big thread on this board over at the rebels haven

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    This J and W 790GX motherboard has 128mb of on-board GDDR3 so it is probably the fastest of its kind under £100:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/JandW...Board-Graphics

    http://www.jwele.com/motherboard_detail.php?147

    The Biostar has 64mb of GDDR2 instead.

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Looks nice that

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    What is side-port memory

    What use does it serve? Thanks

    Also, never heard of Jwele. Are they a good company?

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Very big chinese manafacturer with limited brand image over here. Should be fine although I've never tried one myself.

    Side-port is dedicated memory for the itegrated graphics so your RAM is left alone.

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    An HD3300 with 128mb of GDDR3 is the fastest integrated graphics solution currently available for socket AM2+ processors.

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Biostar TA790GX3-A2+ On Board 128MB DDR3 Side-Port memory, plus all solid caps

    http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us...n.php?S_ID=376

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Biost...-SATA-RAID-ATX

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    >> What is side-port memory What use does it serve?

    It's additional memory soley for use by the onboard graphics, instead of having to share regular system memory. http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=2269&p=17

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    The Biostar TA790GX A2+ is meant to be a poor overclocker:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/mother...TA790GX-A2-/p2

    http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/mainbo...-790gx-p3.html

    Perhaps the Biostar TA790GX3-A2+ is better?? The J & W motherboard is meant to be a good overclocker. However if everything is being run at stock the slightly cheaper Biostar motherboard may do the job
    The J & W motherboard does have esata and and optical out though. It also three PCI-E 16x slots and all solid capacitors.

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Or if the chip you're getting/got is a black edition it doesn't make much difference due to the unlocked multi.

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    Re: AMD Motherboard Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The Biostar TA790GX A2+ is meant to be a poor overclocker:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/mother...TA790GX-A2-/p2

    http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/mainbo...-790gx-p3.html

    Perhaps the Biostar TA790GX3-A2+ is better?? The J & W motherboard is meant to be a good overclocker. However if everything is being run at stock the slightly cheaper Biostar motherboard may do the job
    The J & W motherboard does have esata and and optical out though. It also three PCI-E 16x slots and all solid capacitors.

    These journalist really need a push at times, WR Jan 12 Biostar TA790GX A2+

    http://www.rebelshavenforum.com/sis-...5;t=000332;p=2

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