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MSI 890FXA-GD70
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Launch SRP S$309

MSI 890FXA-GD70


Overall rating 9/10Best Valued for Money

The MSI 890FXA-GD70 is the vendor's top motherboard based on AMD's enthusiast 890FX chipset for AMD AM3 processors. With SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 support, this board also supports Quad CrossFireX and comes with MSI's proprietary technologies, including DrMOS and GreenPower.

Tags: msi, amd 890fx

Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Excellent layout
Good value for its features and performance
THE BAD

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 DDR3-2133/1800/1600 (O.C) 1333/1066 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
  • JMB363 controller
  • 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
  • 1 x SATA 3.0Gbps port
  • 1 x eSATA port (rear)
Audio Realtek ALC889 HD CODEC
Networking Dual Realtek 8111DL Gigabit Ethernet controllers
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • VIA VT6315N chip
  • Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 rear, 1 header)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x eSATA/USB combo port
  • 5 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN ports
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF output
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse
  • Clear CMOS button
Internal Connectors
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 2 x IEEE 1394 connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF output connector
  • 1 TPM module connector
  • 1 Power button
  • 1 Reset button
  • 1 OC Dial button
  • 1 OC Dial knob
  • 1 Green Power button
  • 1 Debug LED panel
Expansion Slots
  • 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 1 x PCI slot
Other Features
  • * DrMOS
  • M-Flash
  • OC Dial
  • OC Genie Lite
  • GreenPower
Form Factor ATX form factor, 30.5 x 24.5cm