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AMD Launches 6 Core CPU-ready 890GX Mobo

AMD and its motherboard partners today released the AMD 890GX Chipset, integrated with the ATI Radeon HD 4290, and are designed to be compatible with the upcoming AMD Phenom II X6 six-core processor.

The AMD 890GX Chipset supports the SATA 3.0 6Gb/s hard drive interface and many AMD 890GX-based motherboards feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support.

We've got our hands on the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H, the Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3, and the MSI 890GXM-G65. After putting them through a barrage of tests, our reviews department found that AMD’s SB850 southbridge is probably the best reason to select an 890GX motherboard over the products it replaces thanks to the new integrated SATA 6Gb/s controller.

If you're building a new AMD-based system – particularly one you plan on containing six cores, then you should head on over to read our full review.

  • zorky9
    Looks like the X58 is still a better choice performance-wise.
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  • dman3k
    Looks like SATA performance is sub par. I'll wait till they fix that.

    I will also wait till that support usb3 natively.
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  • werxen
    come on BENCHMARKS!
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  • grillz9909
    i'll wait for 890fx thanks
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  • grillz9909
    soldier37Yeh whatever at twice the price too! Get outta here Intel troll! No one cares about the X58. Im just fine with my x4 965 quad at 4ghz and 2x 5870s in crossfire,2x Velicraptors and 2560 x 1600 res and 8gb ram with my MSI 790Fx board.
    stopped reading right there
    learn2raid noob
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  • eklipz330
    no ddr3 trip channel?

    yeah, looks like ill be waiting for the 890fx boards... can't be too far off can they now?
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  • coopchennick
    grillz9909i'll wait for 890fx thanksYeah I was wondering why they would include graphics for this launch. Wouldn't this be targeted at enthusiasts -- the people who have higher end graphics cards
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  • saint19
    Well, now we must wait 'till the six-core of AMD and Intel to see who is the winner (90% sure that will be Intel)
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  • Reynod
    Thanks Markus ... hope you have one of these warmed up on the bench for the X6 tests and article to follow.

    Looking forward to that.
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  • zorky9
    soldier37Yeh whatever at twice the price too! Get outta here Intel troll! No one cares about the X58. Im just fine with my x4 965 quad at 4ghz and 2x 5870s in crossfire,2x Velicraptors and 2560 x 1600 res and 8gb ram with my MSI 790Fx board.
    I do have an AMD system. But between hexacore-ready mobos, X58 appears to be better IMO (withstanding the price).

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