Gigabyte reveals its AMD 890GX mainboard GA-890GPA-UD3H with USB3 and SATA3 (6Gbps) support

Gigabyte reveals its AMD 890GX mainboard GA-890GPA-UD3H with USB3 and SATA3 (6Gbps) support based on the upcoming AMD 890GX chipset.

The 890GX is to replace the aging 790GX chipset and it is built around the AM3 socket with DDR3 support. This chipset will also support the upcoming Thuban 6 core processor. The board South bridge will include SATA3 (6Gbps) no USB 3.0 support yet.

The boards have CrossFireX support, and include onboard DX10.1 capable video at 700MHz utilizing UVD2 (Unified Video Decoder) with support for Hybrid CrossFire.

From the pictures, we can see that this board comes with NEC USB 3.0 controller chip. So there is USB 3 support on this board. It also has 6 SATA3 (6Gbps) ports in blue.

There are 4 DIMM slots, 1394, GbE, 8 ch audio support on this board too. At the back panel, we see 6 USB ports (2 in blue), PS2/Keyboard/Mouse, D-SUB, DVI-D, HDMI, SP/DIF, 1394 and GbE ports.

Specifications

ModelGA-890GPA-UD3H
CPU Support AMD AM3 PhenomII/ AthlonII CPU
CPU SocketAMD Socket AM3
FSB 5200MT/s (HT3.0)
Chipset AMD 890GX + SB850
Onboard GraphicsATI Radeon HD 4290 (DX10.1)
Graphics Interface2*PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot (x8, x8)
Memory TypeDual-channel DDR3 1866+/1333/1066
Memory DIMM4*DDR3 (Max 16GB)
Expansion Slots3*PCI-Ex1 + 2*PCI
ATA connector2*SATA 3Gb/s +
6*SATA 6Gb/s + 1*PATA
SATA RAID0, 1, 5, 10 (SB850)/ 0, 1, JBOD (JM363)
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USB12*USB2.0 + 2* USB3.0
Audio / 1394/ LAN8-channel HD/ 3*1394a/ 1*GbE
Features & SoftwareUSB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 3x USB power,
4+1 phase, UD3 Classic, EES,
128MB DDR3 Sideport memory,

ATI Hybrid CrossFireX/ ATI CrossFireX,
HDMI/DVI, Dolby Home Theater,
Precision OV, EasyTune6, EuP Ready
Form Factor (mm)ATX (305×244)