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Preview: Gigabyte 890FX & 880G Motherboards
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 15:52


The second 890FX board that we've seen is from Gigabyte. If you missed the first one last week, check back to the MSI XPower X58 preview. Compared to the MSI board, the Gigabyte offers an extra 16x PCI-E slot, although as expected, the bandwidth is less: two 16x, two 8x, two 4x. There is a fair distance between the main 16x graphics slots to allow air between a pair of dual-slot graphics cards. In addition to the AMD 890FX Northbridge, the SB850 Southbridge provides six SATA 6Gbps ports, and the ability to create RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 volumes, plus a couple of extra USB 2 ports over the previous SB750 Southbridge.

Although not natively supported by the SB850 Southbridge, we expect core unlocking to be a feature of this board, with the series of upcoming PCB revision changes that have started with the 890GX.



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