Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Review
Early this month, AMD put an end to months of silence with the release of their new 890GX/SB850 Core Logic. Given the arrival of the P55, H55 and H57 chipsets from Team Intel, it was time for a refresh and a much needed successor to the midrange 790GX and 790X chipsets. There aren't many of these boards available just yet, however today we'll be reviewing one of the first to market; The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3.
|Processor Support||AMD Socket AM3 Sempron 100/Athlon II X2/X3/X4 and Phenom II X2/X3/X4 Processors|
|Chipset||AMD 890GX / SB850 |
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB 2000(OC)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory|
Dual Channel memory architecture
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (Operates in Dual 8x/8x mode when both are in use)|
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
|VGA||Multi-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI-D, RGB|
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports VGA with max. resolution 2048 x 1536@75Hz
|Multi-GPU Support||ATi CrossfireX Supported|
AMD SB850 Southbridge
JMicron® JMB361 SATA & PATA Controller.
|LAN||Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111E.|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC|
|USB||AMD SB850 Southbridge|
- 12 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Rear, 8 x Internal)
NEC USB3.0 Controller
- 2 x rear USB 3.0 ports
The outgoing 790GX/SB750 models brought a lot to the table in terms of performance, overclocking and value for money. Can we expect the same from the new kid in town? Let's find out.