A79A-S
 
 
  • AMD Phenom™FX, Phenom™, Athlon™ 64x2, Athlon™ 64, Sempron™ processors, Socket AM2 and AM2+.
  • Supports Socket AM2+ with HT3.0 interface
  • 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™
  • Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 8GB
  • 4* PCIe2.0 x16, 1* PCIe2.0 x1, 1* PCI 
  • 1* ATA133, 2* 1394a, 6* SATA II, 2* eSATA 
  • 7.1 channel HDA, Realtek® ALC888SDD
  • Dual Gigabit LAN, Realtek®RTL8111B
  • 12 USB 2.0 ports
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Overview

Part of the Digital Life series of motherboards, the A79A-S offers enhanced connectivity and entertainment capability, backed-up by high-performance features and components. Based on the AMD 790FX chipset, the A79A-S includes HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology for massively increased CPU-system bandwidth, and supports AM2+ Phenom processors in addition to all existing socket AM2 models. 4* PCIe Gen2.0 x16 slots are provided, enabling support for ATI CrossFireX™ technology, which harnesses the power of up to 4 ATI graphics cards. The A79A-S is designed for high-performance systems and supports Dual DDR2 1066MHz memory for better overall system performance. The onboard 95dB SNR audio includes both DTS CONNECT™ and Dolby Digital Live™ certifications, and can split 2 different sound sources from your PC thanks to Dual Digital Audio technology, which also provides more audio output options - via analogue or 2 digital audio S/PDIF outputs.

Specification

Processor AMD Phenom™FX, Phenom™, Athlon™ 64x2, Athlon™ 64, Sempron™ processors, Socket AM2 and AM2+.
Chipset AMD® 790FX + SB750
Front Side Bus 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™
Memory Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 8GB
VGA on Die Discreted
Expansion Slots 4* PCIe2.0 x16, 1* PCIe2.0 x1, 1* PCI
IDE 1* ATA133
Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID 6* SATAII + 2* eSATA w / RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, JBOD
Audio 7.1 channel HDA by Realtek® ALC888SDD, DTS CONNECT™ and Dolby Digital Live™ certified audio
LAN Dual Gigabit LAN by Realtek®RTL8111B
IEEE1394 2* 1394a connectors (rear panel x1, pin header x1)
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x S/PDIF Out Coaxial port
1 x S/PDIF Out Fiber port
2 x eSATA ports
1 x Audio jack supports 6 jacks
6 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x RJ45 LAN ports
1 x 1394 port
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin power connector
2 x 4-pin CPU / System smart fan connectors
3 x Onboard On/Off/CMOS reset buttons
3 x 3-pin power fan connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x CD-in connector
1 x Front Panel header
1 x Buzzer
3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 ports
6 x Serial ATAII connectors
1 x ATA133 IDE connector
1 x Onboard power_LED
1 x Intrusion Alarm header
1 x Intel Azalia header
1 x COM1 header
1 x 1394 header
1 x IrDA header
1 x Speaker
BIOS Features 8Mb flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM,
Support CD Drivers, Adobe Reader, SuperUtilities, Norton Internet Security
Standards/Manageability PCI 2.3, USB2.0, DMI 2.5
Special Features * Based on AMD 790FX chipset with AOD Extreme & SB750 Southbridge
* 4* PCIe x16 Gen2.0 with ATI CrossFireX™ support
* Dual Channel DDR2 1066MHz support with AM2+ socket Phenom™ processors
* DTS CONNECT™ and Dolby Digital Live™ certified audio
* Dual Digital Audio function enables separation of 2 different sound sources from your PC, and also provides 2 digital audio outputs via S/PDIF Coaxial and Fiber
* 100% SOLID Capacitor design and Ferrite Choke power delivery ensure a stable basis for overclocking and increased reliability
* Fully supports AMD OverDrive™ utility for overclocking, system monitoring and testing.
Form Factor ATX (12" x 9.6")

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BIOS
File Description Version Size Updated Date
A79A-S Add Phenom II Processor Support. 782F1P06 737KB 1/13/2009
A79A-S Add support AMD 6 core Processor. 782F1P09 770KB 5/21/2010
A79A-S Fix Memory Clock string typing error. 782F1P05 753KB 9/3/2008
A79A-S Fix Phenom II 955 when change CPU multiplier can't work. 782F1P08 761KB 6/22/2009
A79A-S Fix Phenom test BTS fail. 782F1P07 750KB 5/11/2009
Drivers
File Description Version Size Updated Date
A79A-S AMD Chipset Driver for WinVista-32Bit(Please install NET framework 2.0 before chipset driver). 8.6 39.3MB 8/8/2008
A79A-S AMD Chipset Driver for WinVista-64Bit(Please install NET framework 2.0 before chipset driver). 8.6 54.1MB 8/8/2008
A79A-S AMD Chipset Driver for WinXP-32Bit(Please install NET framework 2.0 before chipset driver). 8.6 37.4MB 8/8/2008
A79A-S AMD Chipset Driver for WinXP-64Bit(Please install NET framework 2.0 before chipset driver). 8.6 45.9MB 6/10/2009
A79A-S AMD RAID Driver for WinVista. 3.1.1540.64 237KB 6/10/2009
A79A-S AMD RAID Driver for WinXP. 3.1.1540.64 240KB 6/10/2009
A79A-S JMicron RAID Driver. 1.17.33.3 4.03MB 6/10/2009
A79A-S NET framework 2.0-64Bit. 2.0 45.2MB 11/21/2008
A79A-S Realtek 811X LAN Driver for WinVista. 6.203.214.2008 4.70MB 6/10/2009
A79A-S Realtek 811X LAN Driver. 5.686.103.2008 4.51MB 6/10/2009
A79A-S Realtek HDA Audio Driver. 1.96 41.6MB 6/10/2009
Manual
File Description Version Size Updated Date
A79A-S English Manual. V1.0 5.53MB 8/8/2008
Utility
File Description Version Size Updated Date
A79A-S FOX LiveUpdate. 1.0.8.2 2.66MB 6/10/2009
A79A-S FOX ONE. 1.1.7.4 14.5MB 6/10/2009


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