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Gigabyte GA-785GMT-USB3


$95.00 Released April, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Very cheap option for those seeking USB 3.0. Pretty good overclocker for a cheaper microATX board. Great cooling--the northbridge stays at very low temperatures even at high loads.

The Cons:SATA ports get covered with a larger GPU installed. May need to upgrade the BIOS in order to unlock 6-core processor support.

The Gigabyte GA-785GMT-USB3 is an entry-level micro ATX motherboard, released in mid-2010. This board is marketed towards those interested in building an HTPC, or a basic PC with built-in video output.

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As an AMD-based product, any socket AM3 processor is compatible. This includes 45nm Phenom II X6 CPUs, AMD’s modern 6-core chip. A Radeon HD 4200 graphics card is built-in, meaning those interested in playing 1080p videos or Blu-ray Discs will be able to enjoy HD media out of the box. However, a free PCI Express x16 slot is available for a graphics card upgrade if required. USB 3.0 is built-in to the motherboard, while Gigabyte’s 3x charge mode is also supported. This feature allows connected devices to charge up to 3 times faster. A variety of energy saving and tweaking tools are included in the box.

Features

  • Socket AM3 support
  • Compatible with 45nm Phenom II X6 CPUs
  • Integrated Radeon HD 4200 GPU
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
  • AMD Hybrid CrossFireX technology
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • 3x USB Power Boost mode
  • 4+1 phase VRM power support

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Pros
  • 2

    Very cheap option for those seeking USB 3.0

  • 2

    Pretty good overclocker for a cheaper microATX board.

  • 2

    Great cooling--the northbridge stays at very low temperatures even at high loads.

  • 2

    DualBIOS function does a good job of recovering your BIOS, saves a lot of hassle.

  • 2

    Good RAM performance and compatibility--detects higher-clocked RAM better than most basic boards.

Cons
  • 2

    SATA ports get covered with a larger GPU installed.

  • 2

    May need to upgrade the BIOS in order to unlock 6-core processor support.

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