AMD is setting up for a handful of exciting releases in the next year, namely the release of its new Leo platform and the debut of the 6-core Thuban processors.
Included with that is the launch of the AMD 890FX series that combines the new SB850 southbridge with the RD890 chipset. Coolaler has managed to obtain a sneak peak at an upcoming 890FX motherboard by MSI, the 890FX-GD70.
The chipset will support AM3 processors and thus relies on DDR3, of which there are four slots. It includes an overkill of six PCI-Ex16 slots along with six SATA III ports (and a separate blue SATA port) as well as legacy IDE. There is a noticeably large DrMOS labelled cooler and includes all of MSI’s overclocking features with easy OC buttons and CMOS reset right on the board.
The rear connectors include Gigabite Ethernet, 7.1 channel audio, eSATA, Firewire and a suspect two USB 3.0 ports (blue USB slots)
Availability is expected sometime in Q2 2010 and pricing will likely reflect a premium quality motherboard.