First AMD RD890 based motherboard pictured

Posted on Sunday, March 29 2009 @ 20:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dutch computer site Bouw een PC received three photos of a motherboard based on the AMD RD890, this chipset is expected in the final quarter of the year and will only support AMD Socket AM3 processors with DDR3 memory.

The RD890 will sport HyperTransport 3, two PCIe x16 slots and Quad CrossFireX with eight lanes for each card. It will be bundled with the SB850 southbridge, which has all the features of the SB750 along with Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express 2.0.

A couple of months ago there was a rumor that the AMD RD890 would debut in the second quarter of the year, but the report from the Dutch site confirms a rumor FUD Zilla posted last month. It seems the 790FX and 790GX will be the only chipsets for the AM3 platform until the final quarter of this year.

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