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Anyone hae any idea why so few manufactures are making the 790GX in M-ATX size?


Biostar has the BIOSTAR TA790GX XE but not for the US???


ps. This is for a HTPC, which it's ideal for!
 

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Perhaps there is little demand for CrossFire in the mATX form factor.
 

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the 780G is ideal for HTPC use, the 790GX adds better overclocking and crossfire for mATX gamers. The proposition is lose / lose in a market that caters to HTPC users. You are asking for them to spend money to release a board that will take away sales from an almost identical model already available to cater to a small enthusiast market...


That being said, I applaud Biostar and DFI for releasing mATX 790GX boards and according to an email from motherboardpro.com, they should have a US release date for the Biostar TA790GX XE tomorrow (1/5/09). I plan on buying one and adding a 4870X2 once prices drop so I am not really interested in DFI's LanParty JR board.
 

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Originally Posted by Bob7145 /forum/post/15458605


Yeah, some 790gx have ALC889 Realtek audio chip that does DD Live like the old Soundstorm.

There is no 790GX "micro"ATX mb supporting DDL or DTS equivalent (op is asking microATX). There are two 780G mATX mb.
(GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2HP [DTS Connect], GA-MA78GPM-DS2H [Dolby Digital Home]). But it's useful only for gamers. (PowerDVD/TMT has a built-in DD/DTS encoder; use AC3Filter for anything else.)
 

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Oh well Ijust figured that the newer chip would be so much better, not for HTPC according to posts...


I got fed up waiting and just bought an open box ASUS M3A78-EM (780G) which should do the trick! I wanted to keep it cheap since I splashed out on a sweet Lian-Li PC-C37B case



Cheers
 
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