Friday, December 11th 2009

MSI Readies First AMD 890-FX Based Motherboard

Here it is - the industry's first motherboard ready for market, based on the AMD 890FX chipset. This socket AM3 motherboard features a platform overhaul with its new chipset, support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps, and as many as six PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots. The electrical configuration of these slots isn't known as yet, but seeing that there are only two apparent groups of external PCI-Express lane switching, four of these could be electrical x8. The carries the markings of "quad-CrossFireX graphics support", which leads us to believe that at least four out of six of these are wired to the new northbridge.

The CPU is powered by a 5+1 phase VRM, with a large heatsink cooling both the VRM areas and the northbridge.Besides the six PCI-Express x16 slots, there is a lone PCI slot. This is also perhaps the first motherboard with native SATA 6 Gbps support, with as many as six SATA 6 Gbps ports. An additional controller seems to be in place for a couple of extra SATA 3 Gbps ports, and an IDE controller (indicating that the chipset has given up native IDE support). An additional NEC controller provides two USB 3.0 ports color-coded blue, on the rear panel. Its neighbours include powered eSATA, 8-channel audio with optical and co-axial SPDIF, a number of other USB 2.0 ports, FireWire one Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth. There is no word on the pricing or availability, though hopefully more could be learned about 890FX-based motherboards at the upcoming CES event.
Source: Coolaler
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85 Comments on MSI Readies First AMD 890-FX Based Motherboard

#76
MilkyWay
eidairaman1, post: 1674732"
Haven't had anything but trouble out of Asus, So I don't use them at all. It's fact of them releasing so many boards that it appears they take no time to improve on the current ones with bios code.
really because the board i have has had regular updates granted not every week but it added some cool or minor changes now and again

plus its the highest quality mobo ive owned

granted MSI when i had one it was a good board
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#77
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
MSI K7N2 Delta-L very good board, no compatibility issues out of it, same with this DFI, that asus was a PITA i owned.
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#78
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I personally have a bout a 50/50 record with MSI boards. I had one GREAT one and the other is off to RMA.
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#79
Semi-Lobster
eidairaman1, post: 1674800"
Proably a lowend 5000 series IGP, in the 890GX
Really? 5000 series? Thats' pretty fast, I thought I read somewhere (can't remember, think it was an AMD press slideshow) that they weren't going to have DX11 IGPs until 2011 so I assumed it must be an RV710 or something in there.
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#80
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I THINK the 800 chipset is DX11. But dont quote me on that.
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#81
caleb
Oh my got it does not has ein disket how do me reflash ?
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#82
DaedalusHelios
TheMailMan78, post: 1675394"
I THINK the 800 chipset is DX11. But dont quote me on that.
I don't think it could handle most DX11 games as its an IGP so DX11 support would just be for show anyway. :(
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#83
TheMailMan78
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DaedalusHelios, post: 1675669"
I don't think it could handle most DX11 games as its an IGP so DX11 support would just be for show anyway. :(
:laugh: I didnt say it would run it well.
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#84
HolyCow02
it always happens that right after I complete my build the new chipset comes out. :banghead: oh well. Good lookin board!
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#85
JAYPersona
cant wait till 890X a whole amd build costs the same as an intel cpu :(

FIGHT THA POWA!!!!
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