MSI 990FXA-GD80 Review


MSI 990FXA-GD80 Review by hardwaresecrets

This motherboard supports 7.1+2 audio format, i.e., eight channels plus two independent channels for audio streaming. On this motherboard, the audio is generated by the chipset using a Realtek ALC892 codec. Finally, Realtek is disclosing the specifications of this chip, which include 97 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the analog outputs, 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the analog inputs, and up to 192 kHz sampling rate for both inputs and outputs.

The first PCI Express x16 slot (PCI_E2) always runs at x16 speed; the second PCI Express x16 slot (PCI_E4) always runs at x8 speed; the third PCI Express x16 slot (PCI_E5) runs at x16 only when the second PCI Express x16 slot (PCI_E4) is empty (otherwise, it runs at x8 speed); and the fourth PCI Express x16 slot (PCI_E6) always runs at x4 speed. This way, in order to achieve the best performance if you are installing two video cards, you should install them in the first and third slots, not in the first and second slots as it would appear more logical.

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~ by benchmarkstest on June 17, 2011.

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