ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
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ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3


Overall rating 8.5/10

The ASUS M4A89GTD/PRO3 is based on AMD 890GX chipset with SB850 Southbridge, supporting AM3 AMD processors. It supports CrossFireX, SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0. ASUS' Core Unlocker, TurboV EVO and MemOK! are some of the features included.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
8
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Excellent layout
Unique core unlocking feature
Scores in power consumption
THE BAD
Quirky implementation of some features
Relatively expensive locally

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • AMD Socket AM3 processors
  • AMD 890GX and SB850
Memory
  • 4 x DIMM of DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066MHz Memory
  • Maximum 16GB
  • Dual-channel memory architecture
Storage
  • SB850:
  • 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • JMicron JMB361 PATA and SATA controller:
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
  • 1 x External Power eSATA 3.0Gb/s port
Audio Realtek ALC 892 8-Channel HD audio CODEC
Video
  • Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 GPU
  • 128MB DDR3 1333 SidePort memory support
  • Hybrid CrossFireX support
Networking Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394) VIA 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a port(s) (1 at mid-board; 1 at back panel)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x DVI
  • 1 x D-Sub
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a
  • 1 x LAN port
  • 8-Channel audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x Power eSATA
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Internal Connectors
  • 4 x USB connectors support additional 8 USB ports
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a connector
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 1 x Power Fan connector
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x Chassis Fan connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x Chassis Fan connector (3-pin)
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out Header
  • 1 x Core Unlocker Switch
  • 1 x Turbo Key II Switch
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x COM connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (supporting ATI CrossFireX @dual x8 speed)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 2 x PCI
Other Features
  • ASUS Xtreme Design
  • Core Unlocker
  • Turbo Key II
  • ASUS GPU Boost
  • TurboV EVO
  • MemOK!
Form Factor ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm