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ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 890GX Motherboard Review

ajmatson    -   March 1, 2010
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Specifications:

 CPU
AMD Socket AM3; Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100
AMD 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
Supports 45nm CPUs
Chipset
AMD 890GX / SB850
System BUS
Up to 5200MT/s; HyperTransport 3.0
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 MHz, ECC / non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Expansion Slots
2x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support ATI CrossFireX Quad-GPU Technology (@ dual x8 speed)
1x PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot
1x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
2x PCI slots
VGA Output
Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 GPU
Multi-VGA output support; HDMI, DVI-D, and RGB ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920x1200 (1080P)
Supports DVI with max.resolution 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2560x1440 @ 75Hz
Supports H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0
Support Shader Model 4.1, Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 2.0
Maximum UMA memory size: 512 MB
128MB DDR3 Sideport memory support
Hybrid CrossFireX support
Storage
AMD SB850 chipset
   6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with RAID 0.1.5 and 10 support

JMicron JMB361 PATA and SATA Controller
   1x eSATA 3.0Gb/s port
   1x Ultra DMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
LAN
1x Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Audio
ALC892 9-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
   DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
   Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
   Optical S/PDIF Out port as back I/O
   ASUS Noise Filter
USB
2x USB 3.0 ports (blue, at back panel)
12x USB 2.0 ports (8 ports at midboard, 4 ports at back panel)
IEEE 1394
VIA VT6308P controller supports 2x IEEE 1394a ports (one at midboard, one at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Xtreme Design
   ASUS Hybrid Processor - TurboV EVO
     - TurboV, Auto Tuning, CPU Level UP and GPU Boost
   ASUS Hybrid OS - Express Gate
   ASUS Hybrid Switched
     - Turbo Key II
     - Core Unlocker

ASUS Power Solutions
   8+2 Phase Power Design
   ASUS EPU

ASUS Exclusive Features
   MemOK!

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions
   ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution
   ASUS Fan Xpert

ASUS EZ DIY
   ASUS Q-Design
   ASUS O.C. Profile
   ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
   ASUS EZ Flash 2
   ASUS MyLogo 2
   Multi-language BIOS
ASUS exclusive overclocking features
Precision Tweaker 3
   vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.003125V increment
   vDDDNB: Adjustable CPU NB voltage at 0.003125V increment
   vCPU PLL: Adjustable PLL voltage at 0.00625V increment
   vHT BUS: Adjustable PCH voltage at 0.00625V increment
   vDRAM BUS: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.00625V increment
   vChipset: Adjustable Chipset voltage at 0.00625V increment

SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
   Internal Base Clock tuning from 100MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz increments
   PCI Express frequency tuning from 1000MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increments

Overclocking Protection
ASUS C.P.R (CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel Connectors
1x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
1x D-Sub port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1x External SATA port
1x IEEE 1394a port
4x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1x RJ-45 port
8-channel audio I/O ports
Internal I/O connectors
4x USB connectors support 8 additional USB ports
1x IDE connector
6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector
2x Chasis Fan connectors (1x 4-pin, 1x 3-pin)
1x Power Fan connector
1x IEEE 1394a connector
1x S/PDIF Out Header
1x Core Unlocker switch
1x Turbo Key II switch
1x MemOK! button
Front panel audio connector
1x COM connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
8-pin EATX 12 Power connector
System Panel
BIOS Features
16Mb Flash ROM, SPI, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD Contents
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-Virus Software (OEM)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor,: 12in x 9.6in (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

 

Features:

  • Support for AMD Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 series processors (Socket AM3)
  • AMD 890GX Chipset
  • Dual-Channel DDR3 1866(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066MHz support
  • ATI CrossFireX Technology
  • AMD SB850 Southbridge
  • True USB 3.0 Support
  • TurboV Evo Technology
  • Auto Tuning Overclocking function
  • GBU Boost
  • Turbo Key II switch
  • Core Onlocker switch
  • ASUS Express Gate Technology
  • 8+2 Phase Power Design
  • ASUS Energy Processing Unit (EPU)
  • MemOK! technology for instant memory booting
  • ASUS Fanless Design - Heat pipe solution
  • ASUS Fan Xpert
  • ASUS Q-Design
  • ASUS O.C. Profiles
  • ASUS CrashFree BOIS 3
  • ASUS EZ-Flash 2
  • Precision Twealer 3

 

All information courtesy of ASUS




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