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MSI 890GXM-G65 Review

jlqrb    -   April 29, 2010
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Specifications:

Socket
AM3
CPU (Max Support)
Phenom II
AM3 CPU Ready
Yes
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus
up to 5200MT/s
Chipset
AMD® 890GX+SB850
DDR2 Memory
N/A
DDR3 Memory
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)
Memory Channel
Dual
DIMM Slots
4
Max Memory (GB)
16
PCI-Ex16
2
PCI-E Gen 2.0
Gen2 (1x16, 1x8)
PCE-Ex4
N/A
PCI-Ex1
1
PCI
1
IDE
1
SATAIII
5
SATAII
N/A
RAID
0/1/5/10
LAN
10/100/1000*1
TPM
1
USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
2
USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
4
Audio ports (Rear)
6+Optical SPDIF
Serial ports (Rear)
N/A
Parallel ports (Rear)
N/A
1394 ports (Rear)
N/A
eSATA
1
Display Port
N/A
VGA
1
HDMI
1
DVI
1
VGA Share Memory (MB)
512
DirectX
DX10.1
Form Factor
M-ATX
DrMOS
N/A
APS
Y
Sideport Memory
Y
SLI
N/A
3-way SLI
N/A
Hybrid SLI
N/A
CrossFire
Y
Hybrid CrossFire
Y
D-LED2
N/A
Green Power Genie
N/A

 

Features:

  • Support next-generation SATAIII, up to 6Gbps bandwidth. Double the data transfer rate of SATAII (3Gbps).
  • Live Update 4 is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
  • With the ESD dual-current protection chip, USB Safeguard can ideally protect your motherboard from the potential damage caused by static electricity when inserting USB devices.
  • Faster and Flexible and instant. If BIOS crash, it still can boot from USB Drive. Update BIOS from USB Drive by M-Flash Fucntion.
  • equipped additional 1Gbit (128MB) DDR3 1333MHz IGP memory to accelerate onboard VGA 3D performance up to 15%. Independent IGP memory can reduce the consumption of system memory.
  • Supports 1080 Full-HD multimedia playback. A perfect connection to HD visual effects. Better casual gaming experience with DirectX 10 support.
  • Support NVIDIA Hybrid™SLI Technology. Boost 3D graphics performance with GeForce8400/8500 graphic card.
  • The loss-less content protection technology with full-rate audio enjoyment from Blue-ray Disc. Support for 24-bit / 192kHz sample rate offers high quality digital decoders and speakers. Support 7.1 channels playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
  • Revolutionary SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 10x faster than USB 2.0. Up to 5Gbps bandwidth, boost data transfer rate between PC and USB device.
  • APS is Active Phase Switching is complete function to Control Power Demand With Switcing Dynamically, it’s for CPU, Memory and Chipset PWM. Saving Power under Variable Loading. Power Usage More Efficiency.
  • Longer lifespan than electrolytic capacitors. Endurable to operation under higher frequency & temperature. Avoid exploding capacitors to cause mainboards failure.
  • Help end-users upgrade CPU FSB directly. Buy an essential CPU but want to reach higher performance. Skip the complicated BIOS OC setting and enjoy the higher level CPU performance.
  • The MSI Live Update online is designed to automatically download and update the BIOS and driver when there’s a new version online. It helps reduce the risk of getting the wrong file and minimize the trouble of searching the files from MSI website.
    Equip with 2 or more PCIe x16 slots, ATI CrossFire Ready. The ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Provides 2.7x faster performance than single graphic card solution.
     
     
     
     

All information courtesy of MSI @ http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171&prod_no=1965




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Motherboard
  3. Closer Look: Drivers & Programs
  4. Closer Look: The BIOS
  5. Closer Look: The BIOS (Continued)
  6. Specifications & Features
  7. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  8. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR
  9. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray 3.7, PcMark Vantage
  10. Testing: Sandra 2009 Professional
  11. Testing: ScienceMark, CineBench 10, HD Tune
  12. Testing: Far Cry 2
  13. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  14. Testing: Call of Duty: World at War
  15. Testing: Fallout 3
  16. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  17. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  18. Testing: 3DMark Vantage Professional
  19. Conclusion
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