At its heart is AMDs 790FX chipset which supports Hyper Transport 3.0 at 5200 MT/S.

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A heat pipe connects the AMD 790FX northbridge the SB750 southbridge, and doubles as a cooling array for the MOSFETs that surround the socket AM3 AMD processor.

This system relies on an active air cooler, so those who use liquid cooling or a passive CPU cooler will need a system fan to keep overall case temperatures down.

Gigabyte labels these headers,which reduces confusion and potential short-circuiting.

There's also a S/PDIF output, and an AAFP header for 7.1CH High Definition audio that supports Dolby home theatre.

The layout of the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard is well-thought out, with plenty of space for system builders to work with.

The dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots are widely spaced so that even the largest of ATI Radeon videocards can be seated in them in Crossfire X mode.AMD's 790FX chipset has 42 lanes of PCI Express available, with 32 of those lanes being dedicated to the graphics cards, and can potentially power as many as four AMD Radeon videocards in Crossfire X mode, although in the case of the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard there are only two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots.The AMD SB750 southbridge has changed quite a bit from it predecessor the AMD SB700 which was paired with the AMD 780G chipset.The coolest thing about it is that it's specially protected by a clear security cap, so you can lift it off and pretend you're nuking the eastern sea board instead of nuking overly ambitious system settings.AMD 790FX Chipset - Leaner, Meaner, Greener AMD's 790FX chipset has been around for a while now, first debuting in late 2007 but continuing to be used because of its power efficiency and versatility.With a socket AM3 or AM2 processor installed, the CPU communicates with the AMD 790FX chipset over a Hyper Transport 3 (HT3) connection.