Posts Tagged: 890fx

ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Review

A few months ago we looked at the Crosshair IV Formula, what was then ASUS’ top of the line AMD motherboard. Now they’ve out-done themselves with the Crosshair IV Extreme. This one is definitely designed for extreme benchmarkers, so take it to extremes we did! Read More

Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Review

Achieving¬†superior performance from less expensive hardware was the main reason overclocking appealed to me severals years ago. In recent years, Biostar has really stepped up to the plate to fill the performance-on-a-budget roll, and I’ve personally owned several of their boards. The TA890FXE takes the high end AMD 890FX chipset and aims to get it in the hands of more budget conscious buyers. With any luck this motherboard will be able to play with the big boys, for instance the¬†Asus Crosshair Formula IV we reviewed recently. Read More

Quick Testing On Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5

If you want to see Gigabyte’s 890FXA-UD5 turn a wimpy 2.7GHz single-core sissy into a 4.2GHz+ dual core beast, you’ve come to the right place. I will do some Thuban testing with this board in the near future though. So while this review will be short and to the point, the follow up article will be more extensive as far as overclocking and performance results are concerned. Read More

MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard Review

MSI has been working hard to improve their reputation as an overclocker-friendly motherboard manufacturer, and I can say I’ve seen a pretty steady improvement in general overclocking performance over the past few years. MSI’s newest addition to their AMD line of motherboards is one of my favorite products yet. Read More

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Review

The Crosshair IV Formula is ASUS’ top of the line AMD motherboard. Housing the 890FX northbridge and SB850 southbridge, it should be a current-generation powerhouse. So sit back, relax and let’s sink our teeth into this beast. Read More

Touring the AMD 890FX Chipset and Athlon II 640 CPU

This article is a quick precursor for our upcoming review of the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, which houses AMD’s newest chipset, consisting of the 890FX northbridge and SB850 southbridge. The CPU used in that review will be AMD’s recently released Athlon II 640, so we’ll have a look at that too. Read More