With the 890 Chipset fast approaching retail shelves we are seeing more and more the offerings from all of AMD’s board partners. With the 890GX board already seen webwide from Gigabyte, we get to take a look at their higher end offering in the form of the GA-890FXA-UD5.
Based solely upon AMD’s 890FX chipset and SB850 southbridge this board adds a lot more functionality to the higher end user. Expansion slots come in the form of 4 PCI-e 16X lanes (Electrical 8X when all are populated or 16X when Alternated), 2 PCI-e x1 and a solitary PCI lane. Power delivery to the CPU comes in the form of 10 + 2 phase VRM with the plus going towards the DDR3 memory positions. This is double of what Gigabytes 890GX board has, and should help those out who enjoy overclocking.
Six Internal SATA 6GB/s ports are available all controlled through the SB850 chip and an additional GSATA2 controller provides support for the twin 3GB/s and IDE connections. At the Rear panel we have 8+2 Channel Audio, gigabit Ethernet connections , Firewire and USB 3.0/2.0 positions.
Pricing is not yet known although we should expect to see this board in the comming months.