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GIGABYTE MA69VM-S2

GIGABYTE GA-MA69G-S3H
Gigabyte adds two micro ATX and one ATX motherboard to its Socket AM2 lineup

Gigabyte has released three new motherboards based on AMD’s 690-series chipsets. The new motherboards include one AMD 690V and two 690G-based in micro ATX and ATX form factors: GA-MA69VM-S2, GA-MA69GM-S2H and GA-MA69G-S3H. The AMD 690-series powered motherboards support AMD Socket AM2 processors and DDR2-800 memory over four memory slots.

Gigabyte's micro ATX pair share similar feature sets. Both the GA-MA69VM-S2 and GA-MA690GM-S2 feature one PCIe x16, one PCIe x1 and two PCI slots for expansion, four SATA 3.0Gbps ports, one PATA, Gigabit Ethernet and 8-channel high definition audio. Differentiating the two micro ATX boards is the use of the AMD 690V in the GA-MA69VM-S2 and the 690G in the GA-MA69GM-S2H.

The AMD 690G-endowed GA-MA69GM-S2H also has an HDMI output with support for HDCP and an IEEE1394a port. AMD has also validated the GA-MA69GM-S2H for its AMD Validated Solution commercial platform as well.

The ATX-sized GA-MA69G-S3H is the first full-size AMD 690G-based motherboard. It sports one PCIe x16, three PCIe x1, one PCIe x4 and two PCI slots. Gigabyte equips the GA-MA69G-S3H with similar I/O options as the micro ATX pair including four SATA 3.0Gbps ports, one PATA, Gigabit Ethernet, high definition audio and IEEE1394.  Gigabyte claims the full-size ATX motherboard is CrossFire ready, however, the PCIe x4 slot isn’t open ended to fit a PCIe x16 graphics card.


Update 04/05/2007: The PCIe x4 slot is open ended for CrossFire.




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