MSI 890GXM-G65 Socket AM3 Motherboard

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Introduction to the MSI 890GXM-G65

When you see a mATX motherboard, the first thing to come to mind is home theater PC with pedestrian overclocking. It seems every time a new small form factor motherboard comes to market, we, in the enthusiast market, want to immediately throw it into a small cube case or a horizontal HTPC box and forget about it. Granted a gamer or overclocker isn't even thinking about putting such a board in their rig or on their test bench; but if you pay attention to the recently released mATX and even ITX's, then you'll notice they're becoming a much sought after component. Manufacturers are finally giving us more in a smaller package.

Our newest motherboard in the lab today is packed with everything you'll need to complete an awesome home theater setup. Based on the newest AMD 890GX chipset, this board comes with its integrated HD 4290 GPU that fully supports DirectX 10.1 graphics through its digital video ports and capable of faster storage transfer via its SATA III and USB 3.0 gives up all the latest technology. But coming from MSI we know there is more than what meets the eye.

Yes, we know the Thuban six-core processor is around the corner, but that is not what I was thinking about when I typed the last statement. I was looking more along the lines of overclocking. All you have to do is look at the box the board comes in. It is written as large as all outdoors. Equipped with MSI's OC Genie, MSI is just daring us to takes this new motherboard to its limits. That is just what I plan to do, using a big ass air cooler and some DDR3 1600MHz overclocking memory.

MSI take on the 890GXM-G65

World-leading mainboard and graphics card maker, MSI, launches their brand new 890GXM-G65 mainboard using the AMD 890GX chipset to fulfill the increasing demand for perfect Home Theatre Personal Computers (HTPC). In addition to tailoring the latest AMD Phenom II processors, the 890GXM-G65 provides full support for the DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0 multimedia standards to significantly enhance high-definition audio and video effects. Along with a wide variety of output interfaces, exclusive MSI technology, and native SATA 6Gb/s and USB3.0 interfaces, the AMD 890GXM-G65 allows users to build a quality HTPC combining high performance and high stability.