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Gigabyte 7DXC AMD 760 Motherboard Review

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Introduction

This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.


Welcome to the first DDR motherboard reviewed here at Amdmb.com. This new technological jump in AMD hardware is an exciting time and should offer any AMD processor user a performance gain. How much, is what we are going to show you.


Gigabyte has by far been the most enthusiastic manufacturer for AMD’s Athlon processor since the days of the Slot A configuration; and they haven’t stopped now. The Gigabyte GA-7DXC is the first widely available DDR SDRAM chipset motherboard. The AMD 760 chipset was chosen for this motherboard as the first and only currently available Northbridge chipset available.


Before we get heavy into the DDR technology or the benchmarks, here are the specs of the motherboard, revision 2.4:





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A


Chipset

AMD 761 Northbridge

VIA 686B Southbridge


Form Factor

ATX


Bus Speed Options

95, 100.7, 100.9, 103, 105, 110, 115, 133 MHz


Voltages

Auto


Hard Drive

IBM Deskstar 75GXP 45GB


Memory Support

2 184-pin slots for PC1600/PC2100 DDR SRAM to support 2GB total


Expansion Slots

5/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/AMR)


AGP Support

4x AGP


USB Support

2 Standard USB ports

2 Expansion USB ports


Bios

Award Bios Flash ROM


Onboard IDE

2x ATA100 EIDE