MSI 890GXM-G65 Review

Introduction

MSI 890GXM-G65 Review

Introduction

A while ago AMD introduced their 790 chipset. This was yet another evolutionary step in AMDs illustrious chipset lineage and its rock-solid stability and ability to remain fresh through many steps kept it at the forefront of the AMD platform.

Fast forward to the current day and things have moved on apace in the hardware world. USB2.0 has been usurped by USB3.0 with its enormous bandwidth increase. SATA2 has become SATA3 (6Gbp/s) and AMD have released their stupendous six-core processors, the 1090T and 1055T. 

To fill this gap in the technological marketplace, AMD have released the 890 chipset. MSI have already produced a fine series of 7 series AMD motherboards and today we'll take a look at their entry into the 890 Marketplace.

Technical Specifications

Popping along to the always excellent MSI website we can get the specifications of the 890GXM-G65. Not a lot to notice apart from the 890GX, 850 Southbridge combo. Because this is a M-ATX board there are a lot of features not included such as parallel ports, serial ports and firewire. But nothing anyone will miss.

SocketAM3
CPU (Max Support)Phenom II
AM3 CPU ReadyYes
FSB / Hyper Transport Busup to 5200MT/s
ChipsetAMD® 890GX+SB850
DDR3 MemoryDDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)
Memory ChannelDual
DIMM Slots4
Max Memory (GB)16
PCI-Ex162
PCI-E GenGen2 (1x16, 1x8)
PCI-Ex11
PCI1
IDE1
SATAIII5
SATAIIN/A
RAID0/1/5/10
LAN10/100/1000*1
TPM1
USB 3.0 ports (Rear)2
USB 2.0 ports (Rear)4
Audio ports (Rear)6+Optical SPDIF
eSATA1
VGA1
HDMI1
DVI1
VGA Share Memory (MB)512
DirectXDX10.1
Form FactorM-ATX
APSY
Sideport MemoryY
CrossFireY
Hybrid CrossFireY

 

Time for a look at what we have in our hands today.

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28-05-2010, 04:40:45

tinytomlogan
Want an AMD motherboard that's m-ATX and has all the latest tech? MSI might have just the thing.

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