MSI 890FXA-GD70

  • MSI 890FXA-GD70
88
Based on 17 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • OC Genie rocks.
  • Thoughtful layout.
  • SATA placement.

Cons:

  • Performance slightly trails the competition.
  • Squealing VRM.

Expert reviews and ratings

By iXBT Labs on

Motherboards based on high-end chipsets are often purchased not only by overclockers and gaming enthusiasts, but also users willing to get the best components to build a reliable, nicely expandable rig. It's not a secret that motherboards like this...

By PC Pro on 83

Expensive for an AMD-based board, but packed with an impressive roster of features...

By PCPer on

There are, without a doubt, flashier motherboards out there that will tempt users. More LED’s, unique cooling solutions, exotic colors, etc. But when it comes down to usable features, stability, overclocking, and the ability to run 4x CrossFire,...

By LanOC Reviews on 100

After living with the 890FXA-GD70 for a few weeks now I am impressed by MSI’s attention to detail and well thought out software. I found the BIOS to be a little difficult to work with, but considering all the features packed into it, it comes as...

By Maximum PC on 90

Overclocking made easy (and comparatively inexpensive) It’s almost impossible to drop a processor into MSI’s 890FXA-GD70 motherboard without overclocking it. The reason has nothing to do with MSI not letting you run a chip at stock...

By Atomic MPC on 92

One of the better AMD boards we’ve looked...

By Legit Reviews on

The MSI 890FXA-GD70 is a great performing 890FX board that should make your short list if you are looking for a board that has the latest features!...

By X-bit Labs on

Speaking of the pricing, we have to remind you that prices differ in various parts of the world, but they are all below $200, staying mostly around $175-$185. The only exception is the mainboard from MSI that is approaching $200 barrier and...

By HardOCP on

The MSI 890FX-GD70 motherboard is a powerful tool for the AMD hardware enthusiast. Considering AMD has already got its SATA 6Gbps implementation native and MSI has added on NEC's USB 3.0 controller, the MSI 890FX-GD70 is "future proof," at least...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

With the release of the Thuban processors earlier this year, AMD has brought six core CPUs into the realm of affordable desktop machines. And their latest 800-series chipsets are designed to fully support them. Of course the new chips are also...

By Guru of 3D on

Final Words & Conclusion The AMD 890FX chipset itself is already string at mere baseline settings. We like the added bandwidth available on the PCIe slots, the sheer tweak-ability, the embedded gigabit NIC and sure, the integration of the SATA 6G...

By Bjorn3D on 90

MSI’s 890FXA-GD70 is a fantastic premium board at a very reasonable price. For $169 USD (w/ $20 rebate) you get Phenom II X6 support out of the box, Quad CrossFireX support, a usable PCI slot when using CrossFire, a Crosshair IV contender, and...

By Overclock3D on 73

As we've only recently reviewed the mATX 890GXM-G65, this is more of a companion piece than a standalone review. We found that the £110 G65 was a great motherboard. A pocket powerhouse. Costing substantially more (around £165) this GD70...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

The MSI 890FXA-GD70 performs well against some stiff competition and provides lots of goodies for novice and expert users alike. And it strikes an excellent balance between features and...

By Neoseeker on

The performance of the 890FXA-GD70 was not quite up to the task. Against the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, it could only win in one benchmark. That is quite deceiving, but explanable. As was said in the overclocking section, the MSI board is very accurate...

By InsideHW on

Although Biostar’s model was a little underachieving as an overclocker, the motherboard is very high quality, well equipped and excellently priced, so if you need a strong system based on AMD’s latest, yet on a budget, feel free to buy it. MSI is, on...

By Kitguru.net on 80

One of the finest AMD motherboards we have had the pleasure to play...

By Tom's Hardware on

It seems that all high-end board manufacturers have a gimmick with which they claim superior durability compared to competitors. MSI’s latest advancements are “military grade” solid capacitors with a claimed 10-year lifespan at...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Anyone who wants to fit a similar four-card CrossFireX configuration into an eight-slot case will be happy to see that MSI’s $200 890FXA-GD70 is also $40 cheaper than its Gigabyte rival. Better still, buyers who don’t need space for that fourth...

By Pureoverclock on

The MSI 890FXA-GD70 is a premium AM3 motherboard, and enthusiasts will no doubt be looking at it as an option for AMD's Thuban hex-core chips, particularly if SATA III and USB 3.0 are on the wish list of upgrade features. In terms of layout and...