Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 review

Can a new chipset give AMD's sluggish CPUs some much-needed shizzle?

By  from PCFormat Issue 239
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
AMD
Chipset Model
890GX
Multi GPU Supported
CrossFireX
Onboard Video
On-board Video Chipset
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
2
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket AM3 PGA-941
Brand Name
Asus
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Phenom II, Athlon II, Sempron
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
16 GB
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
4
Number of PCI Slots
2
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
ATI
Graphics Controller Model
HD 4290
Graphics Controller Memory
512 MB
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces
1
Number of SATA Interfaces
7
HyperTransport Speed
2600 MHz
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
6
HDMI
Yes
DVI
Yes
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
2
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports
1
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
2
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports
1
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
4
Processor Technology
Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Width
304.8 mm
Depth
243.8 mm
Manufacturer
ASUS Computer International
Product Model
M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Product Name
M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Desktop Board
Controller Type
Serial ATA/600, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part Number
M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Desktop Board supports AMD AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.

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