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 [email protected]
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x [email protected]
Supports VGA with max. resolution 2048 x [email protected]
Multi-GPU Support ATi CrossfireX Supported

AMD SB850 Southbridge
6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports

JMicron® JMB361 SATA & PATA Controller.
1x e-SATA 3.0Gb/s
1x IDE 

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.

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Most Recent Comments

02-04-2010, 06:26:51

Ramon Zarat
I would like to know:

Beyond acceleration in flash 10.1 and X264 video, can this integrated GPU be used for OpenCL GPGPU for encoding and calculating physics in game as an add on to a dedicated video card?Quote

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