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Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7
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Launch SRP S$435

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7


Overall rating 8.5/10

The Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 is the vendor's flagship motherboard based on AMD's enthusiast class 890FX chipset. It is paired with a SB850 Southbridge which provides up to six SATA 6Gbit/s ports. USB 3.0 functionality is included, along with CrossFireX support.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Packed with features
Quality components
THE BAD
Pricey

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • AMD Socket AM3 Processors (Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron)
  • AMD 890FX and SB850
Memory
  • Supports 4 unbuffered DIMM of DDR3-1866 (O.C)/1333/1066/800 SDRAM
  • Supports up to 16GB memory size
Storage
  • Southbridge
  • 6 x SATA 6Gbit/s ports
  • Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and JBOD configurations
  • Gigabyte SATA2 chip
  • 2 x SATA 3.0Gbps ports
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1 and JBOD
  • 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
  • JMicron JMB363 controller
  • 2 x eSATA 3.0Gbps ports (rear I/O)
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1 and JBOD
  • iTE IT8720 controller
  • 1 x floppy drive connector
Audio Realtek ALC889 HD CODEC
Networking Dual Realtek 8111DL Gigabit Ethernet controllers
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • T.I TSB43AB23 chip:
  • Up to 3 x IEEE 1394a ports (2 rear, 1 header)
Rear I/O
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB combo ports
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF output
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x floppy drive connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 6 x SATA 6Gbit/s connectors
  • 2 x SATA 3.0Gbps
  • 5 x fan headers
  • 1 x S/PDIF in header
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a header
  • 1 x serial port header
  • 1 x parallel port header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x16 if both slots filled, x8 if all four PCIe slots filled)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x8 slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slots (1 slot is by default configured at x1, to run at x4, it will disable Gigabyte SATA2 chip due to shared bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCI slot
Other Features
  • Q-Flash
  • EasyTune
  • Easy Energy Saver
  • Q-Share
  • Auto Green
  • Xpress Recovery 2
Form Factor XL-ATX form factor, 32.5 x 24.4cm