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Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H


$135.00 Released March, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:HD audio capabilities provide a considerable increase in sound as compared to stock motherboard components - audio is clear, defined and well-balanced. Unit is very easy to install and customize - integrated smoothly within most desktop PCs with clear, detailed instructions available. Built-in video card is fully capable of playing back live HDTV and other HD video - plays back full 1080p content with minimal lag/latency issues.

The Cons:Included software components are seemingly prone to freeze/lag issues - not recommended for inexperienced users. Full-screen HD displaying may incorporate unwanted lagging and graininess - users doing extensive PC gaming and video editing should seek a dedicated GPU. USB and PCI-E ports are very close to one another - users adding an external video card or similar component will likely disable adjacent inputs due to close proximity.

The Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H is a mid-range ATX motherboard, initially released in early 2010. This board is built on the AM3 socket, meaning the latest AMD Phenom II processors can be used. Radeon HD 4290 graphics are integrated, therefore users do not have to purchase a separate graphics card.

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However, 2-way CrossFireX including Hybrid mode is supported via a PCI Express x16/x8 slot combination. Built-in video out modes include D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI. Dolby Home Theater is also supported for those interested in watching DVDs or Blu-rays. Additional features include 6 SATA 6Gb/s connectors for hard drives, 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back panel and support for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory. A variety of proprietary system and overclocking tools are included in the box.

Features

  • AM3 socket
  • AMD Phenom II X6 support
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots (16GB max.)
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
  • 1 x PCI Express x8 slot
  • Radeon HD 4290 graphics
  • 2-way CrossFireX support
  • Hybrid CrossFireX support
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • On/off charge support

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    HD audio capabilities provide a considerable increase in sound as compared to stock motherboard components - audio is clear, defined and well-balanced

  • 1

    Unit is very easy to install and customize - integrated smoothly within most desktop PCs with clear, detailed instructions available

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    Built-in video card is fully capable of playing back live HDTV and other HD video - plays back full 1080p content with minimal lag/latency issues

  • 1

    USB on/off charging capabilities promote energy conservation - very easy to toggle the function for reduced environmental emissions

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    Phenom support enables powerful quad-core computing - provides ultra-smooth Windows 7 OS support with functional application multitasking and video rendering

Cons
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    Included software components are seemingly prone to freeze/lag issues - not recommended for inexperienced users

  • 1

    Full-screen HD displaying may incorporate unwanted lagging and graininess - users doing extensive PC gaming and video editing should seek a dedicated GPU

  • 1

    USB and PCI-E ports are very close to one another - users adding an external video card or similar component will likely disable adjacent inputs due to close proximity

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