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The MSi 890FXA-GD70 is a premium M-ATX motherboard with an AM3 socket geared for a Phenom II or Athlon II CPU.

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Pros

all components feel solid and high quality

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LED keeps you updated on what's happening during POST

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auto overclocking feature works well, takes some guesswork out of giving it a speed boost

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BIOS is very easy to use, nicely laid out

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general setup is easy, everything plugs in as you'd expect it to

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boots up quickly, doesn't bottleneck any of the processing

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Cons

poor instructions included, need to know what you're doing

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some difficult-to-resolve compatibility issues with random components

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The MSi 890FXA-GD70 is a premium M-ATX motherboard with an AM3 socket geared for a Phenom II or Athlon II CPU. Featured is support for SATA II and III drives, USB 2.0 and 3.0, optical & coaxial audio, Crossfire/SLI, and Gigabit LAN. It’s premium in that it hosts a lot of components (i.e. five PCI-Ex16 slots), but critics have noted that it’s not the best over-clocker. The OC Genie Lite isn’t the most robust (critics say), and the Southbridge easily overheats when overclicking—especially if not actively cooled by a fan. Plus the board is more expensive than the average 890GX/890FX motherboard. However, critics are quick to point out the “massive amount” of PCIe slots, which is definitely a plus.

Features
  • M-ATX Motherboard
  • AM3 Socket
  • Geared for Phenom II CPU
  • All Supports Athlon II
  • AMD RD890+SB850 Chipset
  • DDR3 Memory Only (Dual Channel)
  • Four DIMM Slots (16GB Max)
  • PCI-Ex16 x5
  • PCI-E Gen2 (2x16), (2x8), (1x4)
  • PCI-Ex1 x1
  • PCI x1
  • IDE x1
  • SATA-III x6
  • SATA-II x1
  • RAID 0/1/5/10
  • 10/100/1000 LAN
  • 6 Audio Ports + Coaxial/Optical SPDIF
  • USB 3.0 x2
  • USB 2.0 x6
  • ESATA x1
  • Crossfire/SLI
  • Active Phase Switching
  • OC Genie Lite
  • Unlock CPU Core
  • DrMos
  • 140W Support
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