Friday, March 5th 2010

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Pictured

At the ongoing CeBIT event, Gigabyte showed off its latest offer of motherboards including an interesting one based on AMD's upcoming 890FX chipset. Made for socket AM3 processors from AMD, the GA-890FXA-UD5 is based on the AMD 890FX chipset with SB850 southbridge. It expands a little on the chipset's features. The CPU is powered by a 10-phase VRM. It is wired to four DDR3 memory slots that are powered by a 2-phase VRM. The AMD 890FX drives four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (electrical x8 when all are populated, x16 on alternate slots otherwise). There are two PCI-E x1 and one PCI. All six of the SATA 6 Gb/s ports from the southbridge are internal, while an additional GSATA2 controller gives out two SATA 3 Gb/s ports, and drives the IDE connector. Connectivity options include 8+2 channel audio with Dolby Home Theater, two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, FireWire, and two USB 3.0 ports, apart from a number of USB 2.0 ports. The board is expected to release later next month.


Source: PC Watch
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32 Comments on Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Pictured

#1
Delta6326
i still hate the memory lay out should go blue, white, blue, white for those rams that are to big to by each other
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#2
JATownes
I like it...especially the dual lan, but I think my next board will be a Crosshair IV instead.
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#3
wiak
woot they should have put a Marvell SATA 6Gbps controller instead of a JMicron SATA 3Gbps Controller ;)

why? who would like 8x SATA 6Gbps ports instead of 6x SATA 6Gbps + 2x SATA 3Gbps :p
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#4
tonyd223
did I see a floppy connector?
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#5
JATownes
by: tonyd223
did I see a floppy connector?
I didn't even notice that. I guess some people still use them, but who uses a floppy and buys a 890FX board. Enthusiast use flash drives. No floppy for me.

Still makes me laugh though. :laugh:

EDIT: 500th post woohoo!!
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#6
Zubasa
by: wiak
woot they should have put a Marvell SATA 6Gbps controller instead of a JMicron SATA 3Gbps Controller ;)

why? who would like 8x SATA 6Gbps ports instead of 6x SATA 6Gbps + 2x SATA 3Gbps :p
I guess those ports are good for Optical Drivers.
Not really a big deal yet, but why not do it anyways Gigabyte :shadedshu
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#7
slyfox2151
needs more sata ports :(

still looking for a 10-12 port board from gigabyte.
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#8
Paintface
so besides the dual lan and "better" crossfire possibilities there isnt much different from the 890gx? Waiting for the 890x myself.
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#9
gumpty
Urgh ... the PCI-E x1 slots are useless. :banghead:

Top one blocked by heatsink, lower one blocked by dual-slot GPU.

:(

PS Floppy Drive FTW! I still have one!
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#10
JATownes
by: gumpty
Urgh ... the PCI-E x1 slots are useless. :banghead:

Top one blocked by heatsink, lower one blocked by dual-slot GPU.

:(

PS Floppy Drive FTW! I still have one!
Off Topic: What do you use it for??
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#11
thebluebumblebee
by: Paintface
so besides the dual lan and "better" crossfire possibilities there isnt much different from the 890gx? Waiting for the 890x myself.
When AMD came out with the xxxGX line, they set the computer world on it's ear. Until then, integrated graphics were for office apps and web browsing. Finally, real graphics built in. Not only that, but the boards had a rich feature set and were overclock ready. 890x is the GX without the "G". May as well get the GX so that if you have a failure of your dedicated GFX card, you can fall back on the integrated GFX.


It was logical that this board was coming. What surprised me was when they released the GA-790FXTA-UD5, which has the same feature set. I sure hope some reviewer compares the two. (I know that the 890's will be the best going forward, I was just surprised that Gigabyte took the 790FX and made a "890FX version" with SATA6 and USB3.)
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#12
JATownes
^^ The 890GX has integrated graphics and Dual Crossfire runs at 8x/8x...The 890FX does not have integrated graphics and allows Dual Crossfire to run at 16x/16x...This also applies to the 790GX/FX chipsets.
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#13
tonyd223
by: JATownes
Off Topic: What do you use it for??
TV tuner card
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#14
btarunr
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by: tonyd223
TV tuner card
What does TV Tuner have to do with FDD?
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#15
JATownes
by: tonyd223
TV tuner card
:confused::wtf::confused:
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#16
tonyd223
ah, my bad - was thinking of the x1 slot...
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#17
Kitkat
cool finaly lets see that ud7 i know u got it lol:roll:

by: JATownes
I like it...especially the dual lan, but I think my next board will be a Crosshair IV instead.
yeah formulas looking like a better setup right now needa see that ud7 tho cause u know they have it thats hiding too they seem to want to be last to show everything havent seen asrock 890FX too only GX

by: thebluebumblebee
.....It was logical that this board was coming. What surprised me was when they released the GA-790FXTA-UD5, which has the same feature set. I sure hope some reviewer compares the two. (I know that the 890's will be the best going forward, I was just surprised that Gigabyte took the 790FX and made a "890FX version" with SATA6 and USB3.)
yeah u should wait to see that in UD6 and UD7 for PCB style ver up to the left like the others. im sure it will be in either one. since they have 3 high ends ( 5 6 7 ). Im not so suprised
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#18
mjkmike
I see a led post error screen on this. Is this the first gigabyte to have one?
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#19
Vagike
by: slyfox2151
needs more sata ports :(

still looking for a 10-12 port board from gigabyte.
the X58A-UD3R, UD5, UD7 i think have 10 sata port; a combination of 3 & 6 Gbps.
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#20
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
I wonder what the MSRP of this would be at time of release. I like it ALOT! After switching over to Gigabyte from MSI & DFI, I am pleased with my decision.
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#21
Kantastic
I was squirming like a little girl during computer science...
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#22
suraswami
by: tonyd223
TV tuner card
by: btarunr
What does TV Tuner have to do with FDD?
by: JATownes
:confused::wtf::confused:
by: tonyd223
ah, my bad - was thinking of the x1 slot...
lol, now I forgot what I was supposed to comment on :laugh:

Damn it, that temporary storage area on my brain is erased, can't remember what it is :D
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#23
gumpty
by: JATownes
Off Topic: What do you use it for??
It has a card-reader (CF, SD, etc) integrated into it. I plug the Floppy in for shits and giggles. And to hear the floppy power up - takes me back to the old days of my family's Amiga 500. :)
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#24
JATownes
by: gumpty
It has a card-reader (CF, SD, etc) integrated into it. I plug the Floppy in for shits and giggles. And to hear the floppy power up - takes me back to the old days of my family's Amiga 500. :)
Totally understandable for the nostalgia. I have an old 486 that still runs, and I still have some of the GIANT floppies for it too, so I understand the nostalgia aspect.
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#25
runnin17
And yet another motherboard that has a terrible slot layout. When are these motherboard companies gonna get the clue. Why place so many of the PCI-e x16 slots next to each other? If they are worried about people not being able to use the PCI slots, then just have them arranged like the Crosshair IV extreme or the MSI 790FX-GD70.

Oh yeah, the whole wasted PCI-e x1 slot is retarded too. Asus has started moving away from it and Gigabyte seems to be the only major mobo maker who is sticking with it. It is just dumb to arranged the heatsink and that PCI-e x1 slot that way.
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