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Old 3rd December 2007, 12:53   #1
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Default Gigabyte MA790FX-DQ6 Motherboard Review

On the whole the DQ6 is a good board but one that few people will actually want. Most of us will probably prefer the DS5 instead as it looks to be a better compromise of features and price, but I still think both have a few niggles that could put people off.

The BIOS on the DQ6 still needs quite a bit of work which is a problem considering this board was on sale well before the official AMD 790FX launch date. Additionally, we've seen much more intuitive BIOS layouts and finer BIOS adjustments elsewhere. It's not like the board isn't usable though and we know that Gigabyte is working on fixing many of our concerns, but how long until all the features are actually usable together is anyone's guess.

Additionally, the board has a few layout issues but after using it for a while, I have to say it's grown on me. Sure, it won't set the world ablaze and convert people back to AMD, but if you've already decided to try that route then the MA790FX-DQ6 might be one for the shopping list. Let's just hope the BIOS gets a bit better though...
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