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Tuesday, 25 May 2010 14:00
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ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard review
AMD 890GX architecture, bundle
Test setup, CPU and memory testing
I/O testing
Gaming, overclocking

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard review

While AMD's 700-series chipset feels like it was only launched yesterday, it's actually been over two years since it first hit retail - Since that time, its base chipset has been tweaked, tinkered with and paired with newer south bridges, and this process continues as we see this solution continue to morph into the subject of today's review and AMD's latest chipset, the 890 series, which comes complete with support for the company's latest six-core CPUs while also offering other goodies such as native Serial ATA 6Gbps support on the south bridge with which it is paired.

More specifically, today we'll be taking a look at a motherboard featuring the 890GX version of the chipset, meaning that on-board graphics are also part of the deal, while the board from ASUS we're examining here also brings USB 3.0 to the table to round out its feature set nicely.  We've already seen what AMD's Phenom II X6 parts can offer, so let's waste no time in delving into a motherboard which supports them.

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