BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD Motherboard Review :: Conclusion

05-02-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Elric Phares

One of the big pluses with the AMD platform is the ACC or Advanced Clock Calibration. BIOSTAR motherboards have the ability to use ACC to turn “On” the locked cores on an X3 or an X6 CPU with the push of a button. This value added feature is excellent, allowing a 960T CPU to be unlocked to 6 cores from 4 cores. BIOSTAR’s TA890GXB HD motherboard will be available for around $89 making it an excellent choice for the person that wants to build an inexpensive 6 core system. Overclocking is excellent as well with the V8 setting totally stable. This board can even be set up as an inexpensive HTPC option, though you will probably want a better sound option than the 5.1 provided by the board. The HD 4290 integrated graphics is faster than the last generation of AMD, the 790GX integrated and sufficient for casual gaming.