The new MSI 890FXA-GD65 represents perhaps the last of the AM3 boards from MSI and so they did a good job of ensuring the motherboard takes advantage of the newest features. They’ve included their Military Class II ICs and capacitors, eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports at the rear and support for up to six SATA 6Gb/s devices as well as overclocking friendly placement of the DIMM slots and an extra PCIe 6 pin power connector. They did trim some extras, IDE connectors, front panel USB 3.0, Bluetooth and the OC dial were removed which keeps the price reasonable but doesn’t sacrifice any important features. Check out Hi Tech Legion’s review here.
"The MSI 890FXA-GD65 motherboard is a low cost option for value-minded enthusiasts. The 890FXA- GD65 is part of MSI’s gaming series of motherboards, featuring Military Class II high quality components and high overclockability. The MSI 890FXA-GD65 supports all the latest AM3 processors and has two PCIE x16 slots for AMD CrossFireX. Despite being a budget 890FX board, the MSI 890FXA-GD65 is rife with connectivity options, with eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports at the rear and support for up to six SATA 6Gb/s devices."
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