MSI 890GXM-G65 MicroATX Motherboard sports miniature high-end capabilities

by Rafael Hernandez on June 1, 2010 · 0 comments

MSI 890GXM-G65 microATX mATX CrossFIreX AMD Phenom II AM3 SATA6G USB3 motherboardGaming computers have turned to something a bit more beastly than many would like. A large reason for that is the massive motherboards designed to support the hardware habits of gamers which, in turn, force some massive case designs.

The MSI 890GXM-G65 MicroATX Motherboard keeps things tidy with its onboard Radeon HD 4290 graphics core and the capability for some multi-GPU CrossFireX action. TechwareLabs has the review:

The onboard Radeon 4290 means this board has a plethora of video connection possibilities right out of the box. It won’t be maxing out Crysis any time soon, but should work for some light gaming. With the small form factor and the various video connectors, this motherboard falls into an interesting category. On the one hand, it would make for an excellent HTPC build, by utilizing the HDMI port. On the other hand, it can perform as a high performance portable LAN box, by using the 2 PCI x16 slots for CrossfireX or Hybrid Crossfire and a high performance CPU (think 6-core Thuban). It’s not often that motherboards exhibit this kind of versatility.

Of course the SATA 6G and USB3 ports give it some credibility as a performance motherboard for the AMD Phenom II platform.

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