Gigabyte announces an 890GX card
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Written by Benoit Lamamy
Published on January 20, 2010


A while ago AMD announced the imminent arrival of the 890GX chipset, replacing the popular 790GX. It therefore makes sense to see manufacturers starting to release information on forthcoming products for it. Today it’s Gigabyte’s turn with the announcement of the GA-890GPA-UD3H.

With the traditional Gigabyte blue PCB, this ATX motherboard will therefore be based on the 890GX and will support USB3 and SATA 6 Gbps. A little innovation, SATA 6 Gbps will be supported natively by the chipset, which means it doesn’t need an external controller. USB 3 support is however managed by an Nec chip.

The integrated graphics part will be DirectX 10.1 compatible and will use UVD2 and give Hybrid CrossFire support. Note that there are 4 DIMM slots, a Firewire, an HDMI and a DVI-D.

No date has been given for availability yet but support has been announced for Thuban (Phenom II 6 core). Given the name of this card (UD3H), higher-end versions will probably also be released.

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