ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 890GX Motherboard
AMD has been on a bit of a roll lately, particularly with the Radeon 5000 series graphics cards, courtesy of their ATI branch. Further, the Athlon II and Phenom II processors have been solid competitors in the computing value market. But things have largely been quiet on their chipset front, as the aging 790FX and 785G refresh haven’t provided much in terms of innovation that we’ve seen elsewhere.
Looking to capitalize on new technologies such as SATA 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0, AMD’s new 890GX chipset incorporates these, and several other features, in looking to continue to provide computing and gaming value to consumers. The 890GX sports "new" integrated graphics and a new SB850 southbridge, shedding previous limitations that nagged the popular 785G.
Implementing these new features and changes is the ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 motherboard, which also brings a host of additional innovations and value-added features that make this combination very enticing. We’ll look at the features and performance in greater detail in this review, but let me say right off the bat that this board packs some serious punch, and certainly enough to satisfy enthusiasts that want to extract the most out of their AMD CPU. Novice overclockers will also find some very user-friendly and powerful tools on the M4A89GTD Pro/USB3, so let’s take a closer look at the AMD 890GX chipset and this new board from ASUS.