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1 OC Club
I knew under water I could push the voltage a bit more, so I topped it at 1.5V and pushed the reference clock and multiplier a bit more and was able to boot at 4.3GHz but it was not stable enough to pass benchmarks so I tapped them down a bit and found a sweet spot at 4.226GHz, where everything ran stable and the temperatures were still low.
2 TweakTown
This has been good for Intel, but bad for the market in general. Of course, AMD has made some great strides in the CPU realm and in fact have produced some good and inexpensive products that have quite a bit of room for overclocking. Now they are moving back to the chipset side and are launching a new chipset today, the 890GX.
3 ExtremeOC
AMD is releasing yet another chipset (the 8-Series), starting with the 890GX & SB850. The biggest feature of this combo is the SB850 now supports SATA 6Gb/s! We will also be taking a look at the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard, one of their first models to utilize the new 8-Series chipset.
4 PC Stats
ASUS' M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard is built around the 55nm AMD 890GX and SB850 southbridge. It features 128MB of onboard DDR3-1333 Sideport memory for the integrated DX10.1 ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics. Its AM3 CPU socket will accommodate AMD Phenom II and Athlon II processors, right through to the six-core Phenom II X6 (code name 'Thuban'/140W CPU).
5 PureOC
Looking to capitalize on new technologies such as SATA 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0, AMD's new 890GX chipset incorporates these, and other several features in looking to continue to provide computing and gaming value to consumers. The 890GX sports "new" integrated graphics and a new SB850 southbridge, shedding previous limitations that nagged the popular 785G.
6 Guru3D
We merely released our first AMD890GX motherboard review a couple of days ago, and the new chipset is well received. But of course there are many more ODMs out there that have been preparing a new board based on the 890GX chipset from AMD. Today we'll have a look at an offering from ASUS, namely the M4A89GTD Pro USB3. A motherboard carrying that new SATA6G controller and sure ASUS dropped a USB 3.0 controller onto this model as well.
7 X-Bit Labs
Although free from any momentous innovations, the AMD 890GX has been warmly welcomed by mainboard makers because this may be the reason for some users to upgrade their computers. When there are no new chipsets, mainboard sales decline considerably, especially in the sector of top-end, enthusiast-targeted models.
8 Neoseeker
The color theme of this ASUS board is the same as the EVO enthusiast-but-affordable series, like the previously tested M4A785TD-V EVO (which will be appearing in the graphs in the following pages). The heatsinks though, despite their quite unique shape, do not look as good; the northbridge one on the 785G board was particularly nice.
9 Elite Bastards
That aside though, the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 has a lot going for it if you're looking to build an AMD-based system - Its on-board graphics won't appeal to everybody, which will make a 890FX-based part more suitable for some, but that aside its a solid performer which has a near-perfect feature set for the vast majority of users, including the ability to boast the latest technology standards in USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps.
10 iXBT Labs
We reviewed a lot of motherboards based on the AMD 890GX chipset. Most were original, for example, MSI 890GXM-G65 was one of the most feature-rich mATX boards available, ECS A890GXM-A offered most peripheral functionality, finally, Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H provided the most convenient way to build a CrossFire rig. Now let's see what ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 can offer.
11 HardOCP
The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 is based on AMD's 890GX chipset and SB850 south bridge. This motherboard currently sells for $139.99 with Free Shipping. The board implements an 8+2 phase power design. While that number may not sound impressive it seems more than sufficient as most motherboard manufacturers lately have done a great job with implementing "quality phases" as opposed to quantity.