MSI 890GXM-G65
Written by Michael Larabel in Motherboards on 4 June 2010. Page 1 of 3. 15 Comments

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.

Features:

CPU
- AM3 Socket
- AMD Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series Support
- 2600MHz Hyper Transport FSB

Chipset
- AMD 890GX Northbridge
- AMD SB850 Southbridge

Memory
- 4 x 240-pin DDR3 Memory Support
- DDR3-800/1066/1333 MHz Support
- DDR3-1600/1800/2133MHz Support In OC Mode
- 16GB Maximum Memory Capacity

Expansion Slots
- 2 x PCI Express x16
- 1 x PCI Express x1
- 1 x PCI

Storage
- 1 x ATA-133 IDE
- 5 x SATA 6GB/s
- SATA 0/1/5/10 RAID Support

Video
- ATI Radeon HD 4290

Contents:

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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