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MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard


  • AMD 790FX
  • Phenom II X4 / Phenom II X3
  • (Supports AMD CPU with 140W power requirement)
  • DDR3 2133 OC
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Get affordable computing performance with MSI's 790FX-GD70 motherboard. Based on AMD's 790FX and SB750 chipsets, this ATX form-factor board is designed to support the latest AM3 Phenom II processors. With DrMOS OC technology. Instead of discrete MOSFETS and a Driver IC, DrMOS integrates all three into one package that takes up less space, uses less power and is much more power efficient.

Dominate your applications and games with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory fitting into four 240-pin slots with dual channel support and 2600 MHz Hyper Transport technology for increased performance. Onboard Gigabit Ethernet LAN means that you can connect to other networked devices without running into a bottleneck.

Four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 cards can be mounted for cutting-edge graphic power with support for quad ATI CrossFireX. Eight 3Gb/s SATA connectors give you the ability to store massive amounts of data locally with several RAID configurations possible for extra security and high-speed performance, and an eSATA port provides the same capabilities for an external drive. Seven USB 2.0 ports give you additional options in connecting and expanding your system.

  • newegg AMD Phenom II Support Based on the 790FX chipset, the MSI 790FX-GD70 supports AMD’s latest generation Phenom II processors in AM3 socket, providing unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
  • newegg DrMOS Technology With MSI's DrMOS Technology, the MSI 790FX-GD70 features excellent energy-saving capability, offering a high-level of computing performance while maintaining an ultimate low system temperature.
  • newegg Scalable DDR3 Memory Four 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 16GB of unbuffered (UDIMM) DDR3 memory at speeds of up to 2133MHz, ensuring ample capacity for any application.
  • newegg ATi CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology Support ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The MSI 790FX-GD70 features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board eight SATA II ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.

Learn more about the MSI 790FX-GD70



Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
CPU Type
Phenom II X4 / Phenom II X3
(Supports AMD CPU with 140W power requirement)
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)


South Bridge


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 2133 OC
Maximum Memory Supported

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
4 x PCI Express 2.0 x16

Slot configurations:
Dual CrossFire (16X+16X)
Quad CrossFire (8X+8X+8X+8X)
PCI Express x1
PCI Slots

Storage Devices

1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC889
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111DL
Second LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

USB 1.1/2.0
7 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12" x 9.75"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • 3/11/2014 11:49:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstable board

Pros: easy to overclock. plenty of features.

Cons: none

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  • 2/27/2013 10:42:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsNice Motherboard

Pros: My Whole computer had a massive fall from shoulder heigth, The motherboard was still kicking strong after that. So this board is great, well made, many SATA ports for all my drives I still have not attempted to use the O.C.

Cons: My first board died about after three months, I RMA'd it and revieced a new one promptly, that was in 2010, and now it is 2013 and the new one they sent me has been running strong so no egg drops

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  • Terrible writer
  • 1/19/2013 9:12:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It has never truly given me much hardship works great on all basic settings.

Cons: All the utilities on it dislike me because they don't want to work for me. I tried to overclock it the other day using the genie program given to me and it reboot my computer and just kept rebooting for about an hour. Now this happened to me once before and it was when i noticed my CPU Nb voltage was in the red according to the utility (MSI Control center that is) it says 1.151 in red and if I changed it so that it was in blue like all the others. Now after doing this it reboots indefinitely until i reset my cmos but then the voltage goes to red. Spoke to someone from msi but it took me almost a month of leaving messages to reach them and all they said was reset the cmos so i have now given up.

Other Thoughts: Honestly on basic settings I could not have asked for a better mb for my first build and will always recommend msi to anyone who asks.

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  • 11/27/2012 9:35:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs790FX-GD70

Pros: I got this to build my first computer had a large computer case I was going to put it in then I got some plex glass and made my own case the MSI MB is prefer for what I needed and what money I saved is great

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: should have waited 35 more days then would have gotten the 6 core AMD but that is how it is with computers :-)

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  • RCgator
  • 9/14/2012 1:25:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!! :/

Pros: Amazing, I'm no stranger tobuying MSI motherboards... Every one of them not all of the utillities all work on them, but most of there boards are better off sticking to BIOS anyway. This was the first board I bought of MSI used, but do to there personal reputation for being very reliable and very powerfull this one was no dissapointment! I Bought this board with the quad core for $200 and was a fianaminal investment. I'm currently running an OCz 600w power supply, my AMD 1100T x6 processor overclcked to 4.0ghz at cpuv-4.5v cpunb-v 1.125v HTT 2500mhz and NB 2500mhz with water cooling, an Nvidia 9800GT EVGA Superclcker, 4x 1TB WD caviar Black Hard drives, and 4 sticks of Corsair 4GB 2000mhz memory. All features work great still plenty of room for adjustment but I don't want to push my expensive hardware too hard yet though this board has PLENTY more head space for overclocking and video upgrades. But is completely unnecessary for even todays most demanding games.

Cons: The only cons is that I didn't know about it sooner, and that though the manual control knob on the board works JUST FINE, it is much more practical and effective to do your self straight from the BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Been building my own gaming computers since I first worked in a computer shop when I was 12, MSI has been the highest performance for it's price by far and extremely reliable still upholding there standards when they built boards and electronics for the Military.

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  • Panther57
  • 8/12/2012 7:30:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA reason to Love MSI products.

Pros: Quality MSI made.
Has taken everything I've thrown at it over the years.. overclocking, Crossfire, changed CPUs..X3 720BE to 1090T, and unbelievable hours of dependabliity.
The #1 790 series board in all reviews for overclocker Geeks.. like me.

Cons: Not a one.. except, it got out dated by progress. That will never end.

Other Thoughts: I waited for this to become available, and if you look I wrote the 1st review here, and believe bought the very 1st one from Newegg on release day.I read about it, and I was ready for a upgrade.
Not even available anymore here, but I wanted to write a review telling that.. From the day available for sale to today, and it's still in use. That's says a lot about MSI and how awesome this board is. lol... it's running my HTPC now.
My 1090T is in my 990FXA-GD80.. the X3 720BE is back in.. my success with this one made it a no brainer to get the newer version. And now the 990FXA-GD80 holds a world record for OC... Go MSI!
One of the best board purchases I've ever made. I've owned a lot of MSI boards over the years. Started building with a 939. A slight OC, and the X3 720BE is all it needs, as an HTPC. (second PC).. on it now :)

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  • Yuro
  • 7/25/2012 3:13:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome mobo

Pros: I've had this mobo a few years now and it's still running like day one.
OC'd to 4.0 on just air with Phenom II don't know why some ppl are having trouble with it.
Runs ram at 2133 (1 pair) and holds up to 16Gb ram
Love all the little indicator lights on it to let me know status from just looking thru my case.
Manual overclocking thru switches and buttons on the board itself.
never had a problem with software that it came with. awesome to overclock and no hiccups since 2009

Cons: only one set of ram slots can oc to 2133...
no more cons lol

Other Thoughts: Been running great for a few years still havent used its full potential but this mobo can handle alot of abuse. very very easy to use and compatible with alot of different hardware. love it plus it looks badarse not just plain, especially when lit.

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  • 6/27/2012 1:33:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic motherboard

Pros: Great agility in its features and settings! You can shape this board quite well to the functionality you desire. Speed, energy conservation, and everywhere in between! The software that comes with this board can really make the difference on how fast this board can move!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Used this board to build my gaming PC! Well worth the money!

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  • 12/16/2011 2:27:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBeen good so far

Pros: Have had no issues what so ever

Cons: None that i can say

Other Thoughts: I am almost at 2 years with this and am not planning on upgrading anytime soon

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  • 11/18/2011 2:46:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: worked right out of the box. Had no issues.

Cons: none

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