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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 11:58

MSI and ASRock 890GX tested - 2 MSI 890GXM-G65

Written by Eliot Kucharik

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Review: Upgraded 785G with 6Gbps SATA support



Features:
AMD 890GX with 128MB DDR3 sideband memory/SB850
4+1-phase VRM (dual lane design)
ISL 6326A VRM controller

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Realtek RTL8111DL PCIe Gb LAN controller

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NEC µPD7202001F1 two port USB 3.0 host controller

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JMicro JMB368 PATA host controller

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Realtek ALC889

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Realtek RTM880N clock generator

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passive cooling of chipsets/VRM
8Mb BIOS, version: 1.7b4
Mainboard Revision: 1.0

Slots:
2x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 Mode when both are used)
1x PCIe x1
1x PCI

Memory:
4x Dual-Channel DDR3-slots for PC3-10667U memory up to 16GB


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Storage:
5-Port SATA II 6GBps featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD
1x PATA port

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Backpanel ports:
1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1x Gb LAN
2x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
1x eSATA
7.1 analog audio
1x optical audio out
1x VGA
1x DVI
1x HDMI 1.3

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Accessories:
1x SATA cable with clips
1x HDD to SATA power-cable


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