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890GX Chipset

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Aleksander, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Aleksander

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    Can anyone here specify which are the full specifications of the new amd chipset, 890GX?
    There has been a lot of trouble putting all the features together in a mobo, so usually those mobos which are developed lately do not have all the specifications.
     
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  3. Aleksander

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    It is easy to search, but not to answer :S
     
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    I tried googling it too and came up with no clear answers.
     
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    I have seen in fudzilla old archives that the chipset has pci express 3.0 capability.
     
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    No, definitely no PCI-Express 3.0.
     
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    I believe it will have SATA III capabilities, not sure about USB 3.0 yet. No PCI-E 3.0. We'll know for sure before it's released in April... I think.
     
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    Those are some pretty old articles! According to them, this chipset should have been released about a year ago. I'm sure it'll be an impressive chipset though and am excited to find out soon. The PCI-E shouldn't matter too much yet. Maybe in another generation or two of graphic cards, but newer chipsets will be out by then anyway. Interesting reads though.
     
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    from what i remember, 890GX is just a refresh of current chipsets. Might have SATA III/USB 3.0, but likely as add-on cards and not truly part of the chipset.
     
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    Sata III is of the chipset, USB 3.0 no :(
     
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    USB 3.0 is implemented through a USB 3.0 chip by NEC which is soldered to the motherboard on the Gigabyte 890GX board. SATA III is done through the 880 south bridge. PCI-E 3.0 isn't on any motherboard because it is certainly not needed at this time in any situation. There are other changes to the chipset with adding 1866Mhz memory support. I would expect to see some full rundowns of the 890GX anf FX chipsets very soon as they will be released soon.
     
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    This sounds like a bad translation, but anyway from what I've been reading for months now both 890FX & 890GX chipsets will have full SATA600 & USB3.0 support along with more than 48PCIE x 16 v2.0 lanes along with several enhancements over the current 790FX chipset.

    All I have to say is keep a very close EYE on MSI's 890FX & 890GX based motherboards, I have a feeling they will blow your mind with there extensive feature rich platform & cost. I am sure ASUS will have a nice counter for them but ASUS is always $20 to $100 more expensive for either equal or less than what MSI will be offering. Gigabyte? No thank U :nutkick:

    AMD's 890FX and 890GX chipsets, Bulldozer-based processor to support!
     

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