Earlier this year AMD rolled out the 890GX Chipset with an ATI Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics processor, support for Serial ATA 3.0 with the SB850 Southbridge, DDR2/DDR3 memory support, and other leading features. About a month ago we reviewed the AMD Athlon II X3 425 processor when coupled with an AMD 890GX + SB850 motherboard and in this review we are taking a closer look at that motherboard under Linux. The motherboard in question is the MSI 890GXM-G65 with USB 3.0 and Serial ATA 6Gb/s support.
The MSI 890GXM-G65 is a mini ATX motherboard and included with it was an MSI quick installation guide, a user guide, a drivers & utilities DVD, a back I/O panel, one Serial ATA cable, one 4-pin molex to Serial ATA power adapter, and one ribbon IDE cable. This motherboard is light on accessories compared to some of the newer AMD motherboards that target enthusiasts and gamers, but this should lead to a lower retail price.
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