Back in the CES this year, many brand were displaying next AMD 890G platforms. The 890G chipset is a refreshed 785G northbridge with higher frequency teammed with the latest SB850 southbridge supporting native SATA 3.
Here is the first look at the MSI 890GX-G65, this board also have USB3 using a NEC chip, and have an automatic OC feature called “OC Genie Lite” that can allow you to overclock the IGP and the CPU speed.
MSI 890GXM-G65 (MS-7542 ver: 1.x) specs:
North Bridge: AMD 890GX
South Bridge: AMD SB850
Integrated Graphic: ATI Radeon HD4290 GPU
Memory: Support 4 DDR3 2133 *(OC)/ 1800 *(OC)/ 1600 *(OC)/ 1333/ 1066/ 800 SDRAM (total 16 GB Max) in dual-channel mode
LAN: Supports PCIE LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek RTL8111DL
Audio: by Realtek ALC889/ ALC892 (optional)
IDE: 1 IDE port by JMicron JMB368
SATA: 5 SATA 6 Gb/s and 1 E-SATA port by AMD SB850
RAID: SATA 1~5 support RAID 0/ 1/ 10/ 5 mode by AMD SB850
Back panel: 1 Optical S/PDIF-Out port, 1 PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port, 1 VGA port, 1 DVI-D port, 1 HDMI port (The HDMI and DVI-D ports can not work simultaneously), 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 blue ports, 1 E-SATA port, 1 LAN port, 6 fexible audio ports
On-Board: 4 USB 2.0 connectors, 1 Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 Serial port connector, 1 Parallel port connector, 1 CD-In connector, 1 Front Panel Audio connector, 1 SPDIF-out connector, 1 TPM Module connector
Slots: 2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots *, 1 PCI Express x1 slot, 1 PCI slot
* CrossFireX et Hybrid CrossFireX compatible
* when you install two expansion cards into both PCIE x16 slots, the PCI_E1 & PCI_E2 lanes will run with x8 speed
* if you intend to install only one expansion card, please install it into PCI_E1 slot, and the PCI_E1 lane will run with x16 speed
Form Factor: Micro-ATX (24.4cm X 24.4 cm)
Just sexy! You need to test it under cold, =P.