This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.I must say that I am much more impressed by this motherboard than I was by Gigabyte’s previous offering on the KT133A platform. The Gigabyte engineers have created a top performing AMD 760 motherboard that has all the bells and whistles that overclockers want along with the stability that business customers need.
This board has not quite yet hit the mainstream source so it isn’t widely available in the states. A quick check of Pricewatch shows that a few vendors expect it to arrive towards the end of May or beginning of June (which will be a very exciting time for AMD in general).
If you have been waiting to jump on the DDR bandwagon, the Gigabyte 7DXR is a great choice. If you have been waiting for a DDR motherboard that can offer you overclocking options that have been lacking elsewhere from companies like Asus, the 7DXR is again a good choice. Outperforming the KT133A chipset by anywhere from 0% to 30% on various tests shows that DDR memory is an improvement, but by how much depends vastly on the application and circumstances.
In the coming weeks, I’ll have a few other DDR motherboards to compare this too, but I have a feeling the 7DXR will continue to stand out and be on the best on the market for quite some time.
There has been a good amount of discussion on this motherboard in the Gigabyte forum, so go take a look.