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MSI 890GXM-G65
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MSI 890GXM-G65


Overall rating 8/10

The MSI 890GXM-G65 is a microATX motherboard using AMD's 890GX and SB850 chipset. It has native SATA 6Gbit/s support and USB 3.0 support via a third-party controller.

Tags: msi, amd 890gx

Performance:
7.5
Features:
8
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Competitive features with larger ATX boards.
THE BAD
Minor layout issues

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports AM3 processors
  • AMD 890GX and SB850
Memory
  • Supports 4 unbuffered DIMM of DDR3-2133 (O.C)/1800 (O.C)/1600 (O.C)/1333/1066/800 SDRAM
  • Supports up to 16GB memory size
Storage
  • Southbridge
  • 5 x SATA 6Gbit/s ports
  • Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and JBOD configurations
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • JMB368 controller
  • 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
Audio Realtek ALC889 HD CODEC
Video Integrated Radeon HD 4290 graphics processor with 128MB DDR3 SidePort Memory
Networking Realtek RTL811DL Gigabit Ethernet controller
Rear I/O
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF output
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse
  • 1 x DVI-I
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x VGA analog output
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot; (x8/x8 if both slots filled)
  • 1 x PCIe x1 slot
  • 1 x PCI slot
Other Features
  • OC Genie Lite
  • Active Phase Switching
Form Factor mATX, 24.4 x 24.4cm