ASUS M4A89GTOD PRO RS890 motherboard pixellized

Posted on Friday, January 08 2010 @ 16:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
TechPowerUp found a photo of the ASUS M4A89GTOD PRO, an upcoming ATX motherboard based on the AMD 890G chipset. The motherboard supports AMD Socket AM3 processors and features integrated DirectX 101 graphics and support for 2-way ATI CrossFireX. Six SATA 6Gbps ports are available on the motherboard and perhaps there may even be USB 3.0 support if ASUS decides to use the NEC-made two port USB 3.0 controller. You can expect the M4A89GTOD PRO later this year, likely in Q2 2010.
The M4A89GTOD PRO comes with an expansive feature-set thanks to the AMD 890G. The more interesting component being the AMD SB800 southbridge chip, which is on its way to being one of the first PC motherboard chipsets to natively support SATA 6 Gb/s. The chip doles out six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, while doing away with its on-die IDE controller. An external JMicron-made storage controller compensates with an IDE connector, a SATA 3 Gb/s port (colored black) and perhaps an eSATA port (at 3 Gb/s speeds), too.

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