Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 AMD 890FX Motherboard - FIRST LOOK
21 February 2011
Summary: We're excited to see what the Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 motherboard is capable of with a 6-core Phenom II X6 1090T chip locked into its AM3 socket....but this article is all about a first look at everything Gigabyte's squeezed in.
Excerpt: Quote from the review: "With AMD’s release of the Phenom II X6 processors, the popularity of their products has slowly been on the rise. Motherboard makers have been taking advantage of this new-found popularity by releasing a wide range of products which cater to the needs of everyone from enthusiasts to entry level users. Gigabyte has attacked the high end market with their Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7, a feature rich board that should cause many to sit up and take notice.
Excerpt: The 890FXA-UD7 is the latest AMD based board in the GIGABYTE lineup. Offering support for the newest AMD Phenom II X6 based processors and chipset based SATA 6G functionality, the board looks like it could give the Intel platforms a run for their money.
Summary: The 890FXA-UD7 is the latest AMD based board in the GIGABYTE lineup. Offering support for the newest AMD Phenom II X6 based processors and chipset based SATA 6G functionality, the board looks like it could give the Intel platforms a run for their money.
Conclusion: This is one heck of a product. Maybe even more then that, considering its price. For some $245 or roughly 220EUR, you get the best that money can possibly buy at this very moment - from chipset, connectivity, supported standards and packed up to its eyeballs with features and new technologies. You can't put a foot wrong here as it's a super-stable motherboard that just begs for more harassment in terms of overclocking.
Conclusion: As you can see, the Gigabyte 890FX-UD7 with the AMD 1055T CPU is a rather powerful solution for just about anyone. This combination was handling anything I could throw at it, and then keep asking me for more through out my testing. Even I have to admit that if I did not already have my current Intel Core i7 930 system, I would seriously consider this CPU as a possible candidate for my computer.
Excerpt: With AMD and other motherboard manufacturers gearing up and replacing AMD 7xx chipset boards with the newer 8xx chipset board, the enthusiast crowd are going to see newer boards and newer features like cooling, bios and proprietary software/hardware features, overclocking potential alongwith the usual major/minor upgrades that come with the chipset.
Summary: Okay, so first things first. Let’s work out the $240 US price tag. The Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 is by far the most expensive AMD 890FX based motherboard, making it one of the most expensive AM3 motherboards available. Clearly performance has nothing to do with the price, as you can expect all 890FX motherboards to deliver roughly the same performance.