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MSI 890FXA-GD70 ATX AM3 890FX DDR3 5PCI-E16 CrossFire 1PCI-E1 1PCI eSATA SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

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Part #: 890FXA-GD70

SKU: 52498
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
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Ebbtides
03/04/11
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

- Solid, heavy, black PCB
- POST LED's are handy
- Heatpipes and fins aren't very intrusive.
- Feature packed board
- Good BIOS
Cons
- Board layout needs a bit more fine tuning
- LEDs on board are a bit bright
Summary
MSI's top AMD board is packed full of small accesories and features. From touch power/reset buttons, to a rather redundant OC dial, to diagnostic LED's, one clip RAM slots, the list goes on.
Make no mistake, this board is can handle anything thrown at it, however my only complaint is with MSI's layout. The PCI slots in particular are something that I have issue with.

Yes this board can do quad-crossfire, though I would never plan on going past dual. However, I would of really liked to see MSI swap the top PCI-E x16 slot (the topmost slot) with the PCI-E x1 slot.
I have a few reasons for this. Firstly, for those of us with large GPUs; my HD 6970 takes up a lot of space and comes dangerously close to my RAM slots - and makes adding a RAM cooler nearly impossible.

Second to that, I really enjoy having a PCI-E open towards the top anyways, as I'm more likely to put a sound card or such up there, and I'd rather those I/O's be closer to my boards I/O.

I know this is a small detail, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that I doubt most consumers get this board to use quad-crossfire. I wish MSI would sacrifice that over a better PCI layout and functionality. Until then, I'm afraid MSI is still lacking behind the likes of ASUS and at times Gigabyte in this respect.

Overall though, I'm happy with this purchase. This board is well built, and though I take this "Military Class" stuff with a grain of salt, the capacitors do seem very strong. MSI's colour scheme, easy BIOS, and wide range of features make this board worth buying, and at a decent price point as well.

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Features:

The 890FXA-GD70 Series mainboards are based on AMD RD890 & SB850 chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced AMD 64 bits Phenom II X6/ X4/ X3/ X2, Athlon II X4/ X3/ X2 and Sempron processor, the 890FXA-GD70 Series deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 16 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Processor Supported Athlon II X4 Athlon II X3 Athlon II X2 Athlon II Phenom II X6 Phenom II X4 Phenom II X3 Phenom II X2 Phenom II Sempron
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/600 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket AM3 PGA-941
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Number of Memory Slots 4
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 1
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x4 Slots 1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 4
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 7
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 6
Memory Speed Supported 1.33 GHz 1.07 GHz 800 MHz
ProductId1016842395

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC889
Controls/Indicators  
     Buttons & Keys: CMOS Clear
Power
Reset
Auto Overclock
General Information  
     Brand Name: MSI
     Manufacturer: MSI
     Manufacturer Part Number: 890FXA-GD70
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.msi.com
     Product Model: 890FXA-GD70
     Product Name: 890FXA-GD70 Desktop Board
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 4
     Number of PCI Express x4 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 1
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 6
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     eSATA/USB Combo: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 5
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 7
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Speed Supported: 1.33 GHz
1.07 GHz
800 MHz
     Memory Standard: DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
DDR3-800/PC3-6400
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 2
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6"
     Width: 12"
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     HyperTransport Speed: 2600 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3 PGA-941
     Processor Supported: Athlon II X4
Athlon II X3
Athlon II X2
Athlon II
Phenom II X6
Phenom II X4
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X2
Phenom II
Sempron
     Processor Technology: HyperTransport Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Price match? $100 cheaper online? (Andy J- Aug 30, 10, 6 Replies)
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URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1372/1/
Comment: Great performance for a reasonable price.
Posted by: BernardP @01/20/11
URL: http://www.ocia.net/reviews/msi890fxa/page1.shtml
Comment: The 890FXA-GD70 is a full-featured, fine-performing board, but you have to compare its pricing to the competition.
Posted by: BernardP @11/26/10
URL: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/890fxa-gd70/
Comment: Overall, the MSI 890FXA-GD70 is a solid board despite its tiny bit lower performance and overclocking.
Posted by: BernardP @10/06/10
URL: http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/zardon/msi-890fxa-gd70-m
Comment: A very exhaustive review on KitGuru
Posted by: BernardP @09/17/10
URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-890fxa-gd70-review/1
Comment: With the aforementioned minor quirks at best, we have to acknowledge that the 890FX really is a terrific chipset that ahead of what Intel brings to the table these days. Summing it up, the MSI 890FXA-GD70 is a very nice motherboard with what we feel is a lovely AMD 890FX chipset.
Posted by: Sean_M @07/05/10
URL: http://www.pureoverclock.com/article980.html
Comment: The MSI 890FXA-GD70 is a very good all-around AM3 motherboard, offering something for everyone. From great performance and sharp aesthetics to power efficiency and ease of use, the GD70 is a solid choice, particularly if you're looking to harness the power of AMD's new Phenom II X6 lineup.
Posted by: BernardP @06/17/10
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