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Old February 25, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Right now I'm looking at the Asus M4A78 PRO. What do you think of that board? I haven't been able to find many reviews on the net. I like the idea that this board is new, it's designed specifically for AM3, and has 4+1 phase power design. I think it's a worthy comparison to the one you suggested.
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Old February 25, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Its a 780G chipset, with the SB700, whereas the Gigabyte MA790X-UD4 has the 790x chipset and SB750 with enhanced overclock features.
Basically, the gigabyte is the better option if you don't want integrated graphic.
Price is the same.
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Old February 25, 2009, 10:12 PM
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The Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P looks like a good board. The "P" in UD4P stands for "advanced 8+2 power phase design for 45nm CPU highly efficiency support." NCIX.com unfortunately does not carry this board.

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Old March 1, 2009, 09:33 AM
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What is this Power phase design thing ? I searched but could not find much info about it. 4+1 / 8+2 ?.... What is this thing ?
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Old March 10, 2009, 05:22 PM
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I'm considering getting the Phnm II X3 720 BE with this board Canada Computers - Asus M4A78T-E

Is this a good setup or no? Also how is the triple core for gaming, do games only use 2 cores or do they use all three? Also how is this CPU for OC'ing?

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