Wednesday, January 20th 2010

Gigabyte Ready with GA-890GPA-UD3H Motherboard

Gigabyte is ready with its first motherboard based on the AMD 890GX + SB800 chipset. The GA-890GPA-UD3H supports socket AM3 AMD Athlon II and Phenom II series processors, including support for AMD's upcoming six-core processors. The CPU is powered by a 5-phase VRM, it is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots to support dual-channel memory with speeds of over DDR3-1866 MHz by overclocking. The AMD 890GX northbridge embeds a faster DirectX 10.1 compliant integrated graphics with display connectivity including DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI (with 7.1 audio pass).

Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x8/x8 when both are populated), three PCI-E x1, and two PCI. The new SB800 southbridge gives out six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. An additional Gigabyte GSATA2 controller gives out two SATA 3 Gb/s ports and an IDE connector. An NEC-made USB 3.0 controller further provides two external USB 3.0 ports (color-coded blue), next to a number of USB 2.0 ports. 8-channel audio with Dolby Home Theater support, and gigabit LAN make for the rest of it. The board seems to make use of the Ultra Durable 3 Classic construction. Expect the board to be out later this year.

Source: OCWorkbench
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28 Comments on Gigabyte Ready with GA-890GPA-UD3H Motherboard

#1
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Wonder what the price is, or if the newer chipset will be able to push DDR3 clocks finally.
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#2
assaulter_99
Cool. Anyways why is gb so keen to go with blue? they should seriously think about other colors! ;) I've already had 2 of their boards, and they all look the same! ;)
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#3
Kantastic
by: assaulter_99
Cool. Anyways why is gb so keen to go with blue? they should seriously think about other colors! ;) I've already had 2 of their boards, and they all look the same! ;)
If there's nothing wrong, don't fix it. ;)
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#4
Zubasa
So this is the "795GX".
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#5
chaotic_uk
no mosfet coolers again ? , would be better if one was fitted when overclocking would it not ?
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#6
MN12BIRD
I'm not expert on MOSFETS and VRM but it looks like there are 4 MOSFETS per phase? I'm I correct and is this above the norm? That might be why there is no cooler on them if they are so spread out.
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#7
chaotic_uk
i have had 3 gigabyte mobo's die due to overheating mosfets , even at stock speeds on one of them . poor job if you ask me
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#8
MN12BIRD
Hrm. Bad luck or a bad model? You weren't running bigger CPU's than spec'd (ie 125W on a 95W mobo) or had power supply issues? I've built many PC's with Gigabyte (and some Asus too of course) boards and never had a single one die on me. Oh wait... out of all the PC's I've ever built I had one mobo die and it was an ASRock. But I understand part of that is luck of the draw and of course everyone is guilty of making a lemon or two.
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#9
PP Mguire
by: 1Kurgan1
Wonder what the price is, or if the newer chipset will be able to push DDR3 clocks finally.
DDR3 clocks are hampered due to the IMC, not the chipset.
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#10
[H]@RD5TUFF
I don't see a Clr CMOS button am I missing it ?_?, which is really not cool even with dual BIOS, especially as this seems to be being marketed as a budget OCer, also why no 5xxx embeded graphics ?
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
looks awesome, and I wondered why no cooling on the mosfets probably runs cooler.

The 790FX chipset can push ddr3 speeds just fine, I can take this 1600mhz GSkill kit to 1821 if I try, its what I had when I first started messing around
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: WarEagleAU
looks awesome, and I wondered why no cooling on the mosfets probably runs cooler.

The 790FX chipset can push ddr3 speeds just fine, I can take this 1600mhz GSkill kit to 1821 if I try, its what I had when I first started messing around
I believe the point was that even though they can get to about 1800 MHZ by over clocking there still about 400 + mhz shy of comperable intel chipsets ( thought it's a limitation in the CPU rather than the chipset hopefully fixed by the new 6 core chips :D), as well as no 2000 mhz support. Also is 1821 24/7 solid ?
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#14
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: shiny_red_cobra
What's the GPU onboard the 890GX chipset?
" The AMD 890GX northbridge embeds a faster DirectX 10.1 compliant integrated graphics with display connectivity including DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI "

Meaning it's not a 4200, but maybe something similar to or like a 4350, but it's not a 5xxx as it's not DX11. Which is lame, although I'm sure 3 - 4 months down the road well have like the 895w/e and it will have a 5xxx, why in gods name can't AMD just put all the features in 1 chipset and give us 1 or 2 a year rather than 3-5 every damn year.:shadedshu
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#15
Fourstaff
I wished that they embedded a 5xxx for DX11, but I guess it will drive up the costs.
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#16
suraswami
hmm will this chipset support ACC or core unlocking? I bet the 6 Core chips will be sold in other variants and will be fun to unlock the extra whatever hidden lol.
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#17
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Fourstaff
I wished that they embedded a 5xxx for DX11, but I guess it will drive up the costs.
I honestly believe this is not about cost and all about keeping people upgrading, watch in 3-4 months a new chipset that has a embeded 5xxx will come out.
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#18
Kantastic
by: suraswami
hmm will this chipset support ACC or core unlocking? I bet the 6 Core chips will be sold in other variants and will be fun to unlock the extra whatever hidden lol.
Exactly my question.
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#19
7mm
With IGP of HD4290, It could've been better pass 43xx series since 785 holds HD4200 too!
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#20
PP Mguire
by: WarEagleAU
looks awesome, and I wondered why no cooling on the mosfets probably runs cooler.

The 790FX chipset can push ddr3 speeds just fine, I can take this 1600mhz GSkill kit to 1821 if I try, its what I had when I first started messing around
Were not talking OC though. Were talking DDR standards. My 940 could do 1250 but in the bios i could only set it to 1066. My i5 i can set default to 2000 but my 955 i could only set to 1600. Thats what were talking about.
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#21
Kitkat
In any case this is no 890FX by far. (mofset coolers and the cool reset buttons and all the other "gimmicks/conveniences" you all like.)I think that's wot YOUR looking for. Maybe it will shoot to 2000 in the FX setup. Just cause u can default to 2000 means absolutely nothing. The setups are different. Im sure if there is a 1800, 790 (which really tops out at about 18XX from 1600) usual there will be a 2000 version for the 890FX from someone. The FX chips are made to overclock. They work hand in hand with the ram. Your suppose to oc or your not in the market for that particular setup... :wtf: The board above is a UD3... lol comon..

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#22
Hunt3r
With memories 1866 is pretty cool out .. it comes to overclocking 2200Mhz easy
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#23
Kitkat
by: Hunt3r
With memories 1866 is pretty cool out .. it comes to overclocking 2200Mhz easy
yep
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#24
suraswami
by: Kitkat
In any case this is no 890FX by far. (mofset coolers and the cool reset buttons and all the other "gimmicks/conveniences" you all like.)I think that's wot YOUR looking for. Maybe it will shoot to 2000 in the FX setup. Just cause u can default to 2000 means absolutely nothing. The setups are different. Im sure if there is a 1800, 790 (which really tops out at about 18XX from 1600) usual there will be a 2000 version for the 890FX from someone. The FX chips are made to overclock. They work hand in hand with the ram. Your suppose to oc or your not in the market for that particular setup... :wtf: The board above is a UD3... lol comon..

http://www.fudzilla.com/images/stories/2010/January/CES2010/msi_890fx_gd70.jpg
That board with heavily OCed 965 or six-core cpu with 6 power hungry GPUs will blow either my rooms fuse or neighbour's fuse whenever that thing starts up :roll:
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#25
Kitkat
by: suraswami
That board with heavily OCed 965 or six-core cpu with 6 power hungry GPUs will blow either my rooms fuse or neighbor's fuse whenever that thing starts up :roll:
rofl Ive broken ground on a small power-plant next to my house and employed the people in my neighborhood to work at it. So i should be ok lol. I promised id help put jobs back in the community, so im doing it.
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