Chaintech MK8T890
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Chaintech MK8T890

Overall rating 8/10

The Chaintech MK8T890 is a low-end motherboard with basic features. If you're looking for a no-frills workstation or an ultra budget gaming system though, this motherboard is reliable and on the cheap too.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Processor Support:
    • Supports AMD socket 754 Athlon 64 /Sempron CPU
    • Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
  • Chipset Type:
    • Northbridge: VIA K8T890
      • Bi-directional 1GHz (2000MT/s) HyperTransport interface to processor
      • PCI Express x16 graphics
      • Supports up to four PCI Express x1 lanes
      • Ultra V-Link 1066 MB/sec interconnect to Southbridge
    • Southbridge: VIA VT8237R
      • Supports up to six PCI slots
      • Supports up to eight USB 2.0 ports
      • 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet MAC
      • Supports two SATA ports (with RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 capabilities)
      • Ultra V-Link 1066 MB/sec interconnect to Northbridge
  • Single channel memory architecture integrated into processor
  • Two 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
  • Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM modules
  • Supports up to 2GB using PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM
  • VIA VT8237R Southbridge
    • 4 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
    • 2 x SATA (Serial ATA 1.5Gbps interface)
    • Supports SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1
Audio VIA VT1617A 6-channel audio CODEC
Networking VIA VT6103L Fast Ethernet PHY
Rear I/O
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 2-Channel Audio I/O ports with MIC and Line-IN (Jack-sensing)
  • 1 x Game/MIDI Port
  • 2 x 9-pin serial port
  • 1 x parallel port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 2 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
  • 2 x SATA connectors
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x CD-IN
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slot, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots
Form Factor Micro-ATX Form Factor, 9.6"x 8.7"(24.4cm x 22.0cm)