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GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD7 (AMD 890FX+SB850) Motherboard - The Box and What's Inside

Looking for a new board to take on that Sexa-Core AMD CPU? - The GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD7 could be the one.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 5:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Package and Contents

 

There is a mindset in the world of motherboard manufacturer that says "if it is high-end you have to have a gigantic box". Well, the GA-890FXA-UD7 fits that bill. The box is large and "busy". The large "7" on the front lets you know it is the UD7 series while the rest of the branding tells you the board can charge your "i" accessories while off, you can unlock cores on your AMD CPUs, you can run Quad Crossfire, etc.

 

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The box (like most other high end products) has a front flap that lets you view the product and also gives some extra surface area for more information.

 

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The back has even more PR material spread over it. It is almost overwhelming. There is so much stuffed onto the surface area of the 890FXA-UD7 that is hard to take it all in. One that is repeated over and over is the fact that the 890FXA has USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 and 3x the USB power.

 

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In keeping with the new trend the actual 890FXA-UD7 is in its own box, no simple anti-static bags here.

 

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One additional item that is not a standard fare for a motherboard is the extra cooling fins for the X58 Northbridge. These bolt onto the heatsink and not only help keep the Northbridge cool, but also help with keeping the rest of the board components cool.

 

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The loot that GIGABYTE includes is quite impressive. There is one item that is not shown in the picture above. This is the additional cooling for the chipset; we will cover that in detail in our layout walk around.

 

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