BIOSTAR TA890FXE
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BIOSTAR TA890FXE


8/10
Overall rating 8/10

BIOSTAR's latest AM3 motherboard, the TA890FXE uses AMD's 890FX chipset with SB850 Southbridge. It supports all 140W, 45nm AMD processors using Socket AM3, including 6-core processors. SATA 6Gbit/s is also available onboard.

Performance:
8.5
Features:
7.5
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Relatively affordable
Good layout
THE BAD
Standard and plain AMD 890FX board
Lacking in extras

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • AMD Socket AM3 Processors (Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron)
  • AMD 890FX and SB850
Memory
  • Supports 4 unbuffered DIMM of DDR3-1600 (O.C)/1333/1066 SDRAM
  • Supports up to 16GB memory size
Storage
  • Southbridge
  • 5 x SATA 6Gbit/s ports
  • 1 x eSATA port (rear)
  • Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and JBOD configurations
  • VIA VT6330
  • 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
Audio Realtek ALC892 HD CODEC
Networking Realtek 8111DL Gigabit Ethernet controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • VIA VT6330N chip
  • Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 rear, 1 header)
Rear I/O
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF output
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a port
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 5 x SATA connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF output connector
  • 1 x IR connector
  • 3 x fan headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a connector
  • 1 x Serial port connector
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x16)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • Overclocking Navigator Engine
  • BIO-Flasher
  • Self Recovery System
  • TOverclocker
Form Factor ATX form factor, 30.5 x 24.5cm