AMD 785G chipset review - ECS A785GM-M test -
Introducing the all new AMD 785G motherboard chipset
Aah, chipset dominance (!) AMD has been hammering down that yellow brick motherboard chipset road real hard lately. It's a good market to be in, and well... is surely something that AMD can use, more market share and pairing chipsets with your processors equals more revenue.
Hello everyone and welcome to another AMD chipset review. AMD today releases the new AMD 785G chipset. A chipset that positions itself in the mainstream segment as you can run all the latest Socket AM3 Phenom II processors on them, yet comes with a smaller price tag than the very popular AMD 790G chipset.
In the somewhat higher ranked segment of AMD chipsets we now have the AMD 780, 790 and this new 785 chipset. It's getting a little crowded, but remember... this chipset was introduced so that you can purchase a motherboard for like 80 to 90 USD, yet have a plethora of features and maximum performance. The only thing where it lacks a tiny little bit is enthusiast overclocking. And since massive 'hardcore' overclocking does not apply for like 98% of you... this might be a very interesting platform from a price-performance strategy point of view.
So today we'll look in-depth at that new AMD 785 chipset, and see if it indeed performs as well as the AMD 790 chipset. To do so we'll slap a Phenom II X4 955BE processor on to the motherboard and check it all out.
Now we are bringing you this review in co-operation with ECS, as they were the first to ship in their mATX based A785GM-M motherboard, and this piece of machinery is stuffed and loaded with features yet will remain very affordable. Let's have a peek at the chipset, and then obviously the ECS motherboard, followed by an in-depth performance review to see if the chipset can keep up with that sexy AMD 790 series.
Say hi to this AMD 785 chipset based motherboard, and then head on over to the next page please:
AMD today releases the new AMD 785G chipset. A chipset that positions itself in the mainstream segment as you can run all the latest Socket AM3 Phenom II processors on them, yet comes with a smaller price tag than the very popular AMD 790G chipset. The board supports socket AM3 and thus DDR3 memory allowing the latest Phenom II processors. More importantly, incorporated into the chipset is ATI's Radeon HD 4200 IGP