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  • Supports AMD Phenom™ / Athlon™ series processors
  • Dual Channel DDR2 1066* memory support for remarkable system performance
  • Quad PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interfaces with ATI CrossFireX™ support for extreme gaming performance
  • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function and IEEE 1394a connection
  • Integrated dual LAN with Teaming function to provide twice bandwidth of transmission speed
  • High quality 8-ch ALC889A High Definition audio with DTS Connect support, featuring 106dB Signal to Noise Ratio and Full Rate Lossless Audio with Blu-ray/ HD DVD playback support.
  • Ultra Durable 2 motherboard features High Quality CPU Power design with Ferrite core chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET and Solid Capacitors.
  • Durable Capacitors that take advantage of Japanese manufactured SMD (Surface Mount Device) Solid Capacitors for enhanced system durability.
  • Re-engineered Thermal Design featuring All Copper Silent-Pipe and Crazy Cool
  • External SATA2 design makes you enjoying "easy to use, easy to go, and easy to play"
* DDR2 1066 is supported with combination of AM2+ processors and DDR2 1066 memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail memory support information.
  • Introduction
    The GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is GIGABYTE's next generation, high performance platform based on the new AMD 790FX Chipset and support for the new AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, with the latest AM2+ platform support, integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links and 128-bit Floating Point Units. The GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-DQ6 also features support for PCI Express 2.0 as well as ATI CrossFireX™ with dual x16, or four x8 connectivity for the ultimate gaming experience. In addition to setting new records for blistering performance, the GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability.
  • Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU
    This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 8+2 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 Phenom™II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
  • AMD OverDrive Support
    The AMD OverDrive™ utility is provided by AMD, offering high-end users the ability to maximize the capability, flexibility, and adjustability of the platforms utilizing AMD processors, sockets, and chipsets.
    * For download site of AMD OverDrive™, please visit AMD official website for details: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx
    ** The support condition of this utility may vary by models(chipsets).
  • AMD Live Ready
    AMD Live Ready Requirement compliant.
  • Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
    Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE AM2+/ AM2 solutions enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new....more
  • AMD Phenom™ processors
    The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD AM2+ Phenom™ processors have built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted next generation of HyperTransport 3.0 Technology, and integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, and 128-bit Floating Point Units. The AMD Phenom™ processors are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments to offer significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
  • AMD 790FX Chipset
    The AMD 790FX Chipset is the system logic of the latest AM2+ (HyperTransport 3.0) platform from AMD that enables its next generation Phenom™ processors with the leading CrossFireX™ solution. The AMD 790FX Chipset, with optimized next generation of PCI-E 2.0 graphics capabilities, providing outstanding quality and performance for every PC users. Confidently manage and back-up precious digital files, surf the Internet faster, and play the latest games with technology designed today and ready for tomorrow.
  • Dual Channel DDR2 1066* MHz
    Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1066* memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.
    * DDR2 1066 is supported with combination of AM2+ processors and DDR2 1066 memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail memory support information.
  • PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Interface
    PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction. PCI-E 2.0 also features improvements to the point-to-point data transfer protocol and its software architecture.
  • ATI CrossFireX™ support
    With support for latest ATI CrossFireX™ technology, GIGABYTE pushes the envelope once again by delivering highly optimized performance and flexibility demanded for power users and extreme gaming enthusiasts. Designed to provide unmatched multi-GPU support with dual PCI-E connectivity, the GA-890GPA-UD3H allows users to take advantage of the ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced visual quality possible.

  • SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
    SATA 3Gb/s doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. SATA 3Gb/s facilitates bandwidth aggregation for multiple devices, enabling max through put as well as, higher cache through put performance in single drive configurations.
  • IEEE1394 motherboard
    This motherboard comes with IEEE1394 FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 400Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394 interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
  • ALC889A with DTS Connect Enables a Superior Audio Experience



    Excellent Audio Performance
    High-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, designed especially for Windows Vista Premium PCs.



    Blu-ray/HD DVD Full Rate Audio Support
    The ALC889A enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio for content protected media and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.

    7.1+2 Channel High Definition Output
    The ALC889A provides support for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
  • Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming
    The dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming function allows the 2 single network connections to act as one for twice the bandwidth, further to improve overall throughput with lower CPU utilization and also provide new generation connectivity for the broadband era. It is able to prevent network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.
    (Note) To enable Teaming or Bonding (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation) feature, it is required the connected network switch or router device supports the IEEE 802.3ad LACP standard. Please refer to your network switch or router device manual for further details.
  • Quad-Core Optimized
    GIGABYTE has implemented optimized Quad-Core system bus routing on latest AMD AM2+ platform and a Quad-Double phase power design to ensure the highest levels of performance and stability from multi-core processors, including the next generation AMD Phenom™ processors, providing the highest levels of performance for multi-tasking applications.
  • Quad BIOS
    Quad BIOS is a feature unique to GIGABYTE that includes DualBIOS™ and Xpress BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the Flash ROM, hard-disk and driver CD. This feature helps to reduce the affects of virus attacks or firmware damage and provides multi-layer BIOS protection that assures greater PC platform stability.How does Quad BIOS work?
  • Quad Cooling
    This revolutionary cooling design combines Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe technology that includes heat sinks covering MOSFET modules, the north bridge and the south bridge. Additionally, the Crazy Cool enhances heat dissipation of the rear side of CPU and north bridge of the motherboard. Quad Cooling allows users to enjoy longer component lifetime through lower temperatures and absolute silence combined with the ultimate thermal performance on chipsets, CPU power components and the PCB.
  • Quad CrossFireX
    Supports ATI CrossFireX™ Technology, true dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 or four PCI-E 2.0 x8 connectivity for up to 2 or 4 latest ATI CrossFireX™ VGA cards, providing flawlessly smooth 3D video rendering and screaming frame rates.
  • Quad Double Phase
    An exclusive feature found only on GIGABYTE motherboards, this unique design incorporates Virtual 8+2 Power Phases to deliver steadier power and immediate current to the CPU and memory during heavy system workloads or overclocking. Additionally, the Quad-Double Phase power design helps decrease the working temperatures, enhancing system stability and increasing component lifespan.
  • Quad e-SATA2
    Four sets of external SATA ports based on the Serial ATA 3Gb/s storage specification allow effortless sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices. Designed for external SATA devices, Quad eSATA 2 delivers enhanced scalability and double the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saving On-The-Go.
  • Silent-Pipe
    The revolutionary Silent-Pipe Technology compliant GIGABYTE motherboards featuring 0dB soundless heat-pipe thermal cooling solution, convergence with GIGABYTE Crazy Cool Technology, enhances heat dissipation efficiency from the critical Chipsets and CPU power components...more
  • Speed
    The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through both hardware and software design...more
  • Smart
    The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!...more
  • Safe
    Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!...more
  • Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components


    Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design
    Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

    Ultra Cooling

    Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design
    Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.

    Low Power Loss





    Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design
    Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

    Longer Life

* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.