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Posted March 18, 2010 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards







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The last couple of weeks saw the release of AMD’s new 890GX chipset, featuring slightly improved graphics over 790GX/785G (same chip, but clocked substantially higher) and with improved performance over SB750 with SB850, which feature SATA III 6.0Gb/s support. This release among with several other versions of the 890 chipset, are to complement the approaching release of Thuban, AMD’s new Phenom II X6 line of processors.

Looking to capitalize on new technologies such as SATA 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0, AMD’s new 890GX chipset incorporates these, and other several 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.

The motherboard is one of the most important parts of the system, as the sort of parts you decide for the rest of the system hinge on the choice of motherboard. For review, we’ve got the ECS A890GXM-A, a full sized ATX board based on AMD’s new 890GX chipset. Featuring a color scheme slightly reminiscent of the famed DFI Lanparty NF4 boards, it certainly has the looks, the new brains, but has it got the brawn?

Our thanks go to ECS for supplying us with the review sample. 

ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. With its 21 years of experience in designing and manufacturing motherboards, the building block of many of today’s personal computers, ECS is expected to remain as one of the major contributors in the IT industry. The company is very fortunate to work very closely with many major chip designers in the PC industry on the design, development and manufacture of future IT innovations. Together with its business partners and its team members around the world, ECS is ready to provide a rich variety of new products and great services to its customers in the years to come.



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