Conclusion: With AMD's affordable Phenom II X6 parts giving enthusiasts reason to be tempted over to their side of the fence on the processor front, so an improved chipset was always going to be required to offer up a suitably compelling motherboard to pair with it, and while the 890FX is tasked with chasing...
ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 AMD 890GX Socket AM3 Motherboard Review
14 September 2010
Both games were choppy in a spot or two, but definitely playable. I tried Far Cry 2 again at low settings, which added only a couple of FPS and not much change. I did not bother loading Crysis on the rig for obvious reasons.
Pros: – Ready for X6 processors, USB 3.0, and SATA 6Gb/s, – Reasonably priced, – Interesting features
Cons: – People buying this board specifically for Core Unlocker will likely be disappointed, – Though improved, integrated graphics still will not give gaming satisfaction in most cases
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AMD 890GX Motherboard Review
13 September 2010
Summary: The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard is built around the 55nm AMD 890GX and SB850 southbridge. It has 128MB of onboard DDR3-1333 sideport memory for the integrated DX10.1 ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics.
ASUS M4A89GTD Pro - A Core Unlocking 890GX for $140
2 September 2010
Conclusion: Although there are areas that ASUS need to work on with the M4A89GTD Pro, what they’ve managed to do is set a paper baseline around the $150 mark that is going to be hard for any vendor to compete against.
Summary: ASUS' latest AM3 offering promises to be at least an interesting one. Not only does it feature USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps support, it also offers the lowest cost of entry into the world of quad core computing with support for a Core Unlocker. All with an 890GX chipset with integrated graphics as well.
Summary: AMD has launched their 890GX chipset to a lot of accolades for bringing the HD 4200 integrated graphics and SATA 6 Gb/second to the masses. Integrated graphics on this board are faster than any of the previous chipsets, and support DirectX 10.1 features that are the minimum they should support for...
Conclusion: The AMD 890 GX chipset put simply is a great addition to the already impressive AMD chipset line. It further improves the capabilities of the SB750 with a new version titled SB850. The SB 850 adds SATA 6Gb/s support, which is nice to see since almost every Intel board now includes this technology.
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3: ushering in AMD's 890GX chipset
2 March 2010
Conclusion: AMD's 890GX is ultimately a comfortable step up from 785G and provides a bevy of useful upgrades for the end user. There isn't anything particularly revolutionary here, and there arguably won't be until AMD delivers its 32nm Fusion in 2011 , but there's plenty to like in the interim.