AMD 890GX-powered motherboards listed online

By on February 22, 2010, 12:49 PM
Last time we heard AMD's 8-series chipsets were slated for release sometime in April to precede their first six-core desktop processors (code-named Thuban) in May. If the latest whispers from the rumor mill are to be believed, however, 890GX-based motherboards could arrive a little sooner than expected.

Citing a story at Turkish site DonanimHaber, Softpedia is reporting that the 890GX chipset from AMD will be launched next week, on March 1, followed by the 880G on April 26. While we can't vouch for the accuracy of their source, Fudzilla has separately spotted premature listings for an Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 motherboard featuring an unannounced AMD 890GX chipset.

The board packs an SB850 south bridge, DirectX 10.1-compliant Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics with DVI and HDMI out, two PCI Express Gen2 x16 slots (capable of running in a dual eight-lane config with two GPUs), PCIe Gen2 x4 and x1 slots, six SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, one eSATA port, and two USB 3.0 ports. Prices start at around 140 although a USB 2.0-only version will also be available for 15 or so less.

A quick search on Google's products engine shows the same board with U.S. pricing in the neighborhood of $160, which seems in line with high-end Socket AM3 motherboards currently available on the market. Whether rumors prove to be true or not, AMD will likely show off its new Leo platform at CeBIT 2010 next month.

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CodePhoeniX said:

a Major distributor expects the M4A89GTD PRO to be available starting somewhere between March 10th and 17th. @ about $150

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

I'm looking forward to the uatx or smaller version of this board.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I guess this can go in my new rig, along with a six core phenom II.

Guest said:


tada, not the only listing around...

Guest said:

Anyone know if the SATA 6.0 Gb/s controller on this board supports any raid levels?

Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

We are coming out with a 890GX review soon... very soon .

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