Conclusion: Gigabyte's GA-890GPA-UD3H is - to put it in simple terms - an awesome choice for any kind of multimedia usage (HTPC), as it offers good enough performance for DVD/Blu-Ray playback without any problems. Also, if you're into basic gaming, you will be happy with it, too.
Excerpt: We’ll be seeing a lot of new boards from different manufacturers with different form factors and features since AMD have introduced new northbridge and Southbridge. This board comes with HT 3.0 support and the new AMD 890GX/SB850 chipset with an on-board HD 4290 (RV620 core) 700MHz core clock that...
Conclusion: Tests are quite clear. The new 890 chipset performs better in every test along the line. Having integrated graphics card, which is no way meant for hardcore gaming, it whould offer a good alternative though against Intel’s chipset with GMA graphics accelerators.
Summary: GIGABYTE's latest AMD based board uses the AMD 890GX chipset in order to deliver a feature rich solution packing a lot of promise. Is this the board that will usher in a new performance era for AMD?
Summary: Compared to 790GX and 785G, 890GX features a rash of minor improvements, but it seems to us that the real driving force behind the chipset is the desire to capitalize on all the chatter regarding the SATA/USB 3.0 standards.
Pros: SATA & USB 3.0, Liberal BIOS options, Good CPU power management, Offset undervolting, Fastest IGP available
Cons: Cold-boot problems below 1.025V vCore, Runs a little hot, Lack of eSATA
Excerpt: GIGABYTE has a well-rounded board here with the 890GPA-UD3H motherboard with good performance, good feature supported by both the chipset and other chips. The inclusion of USB 3.0 ports on a 890GX motherboard is a no-brainer as the other standard, SATA 6 GB/second is supported by the chipset...
Summary: Although the 890GPA-UD3H might be the only AMD 890GX based motherboard that Gigabyte has on offer right now, we feel that it is one of the best examples available. Priced at just $140 US, the Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H is unquestionably one of the most affordable 890GX motherboards money can buy.