MSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard Review :: Introduction

03-26-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

The recent release of the H55 chipset and Core i5/i3 CPUs by Intel has basically brought Intel back to the integrated forefront with graphics performance that matched ATIís best graphics chip, the HD 4200 on the integrated front when paired with an i5-661 CPU and a 900MHz clock speed. This brings problems to the AMD side of things as there is no longer a graphics divide between the two integrated solutions.

AMD has responded with the launch of their newest motherboard chipset, the 890GX. This is the first motherboard chipset to natively support SATA 6Gbps drives from Intel, NVIDIA or AMD and introduces a faster version of the 785G integrated graphics that was released earlier along with a new Southbridge, the SB850. This new motherboard chipset improves the graphics performance and adds new features. Todayís review is on the MSI 890GXM-G65, based upon this chipset.