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ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 (AMD 890FX Chipset) Motherboard - Test System Setup and Comments

Shifting gears from ITX sized motherboards, we head back to an AMD 890FX board from ASUS with all the bells and whistles.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 4:41 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: ASUS

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Setting up the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB was not hard at all. As usual the ASUS Driver installation application gets you running very quick while still allowing you flexibility on what utilities you put on your system.

 

This review marks the first time we are using a factory overclocked GPU in our testing. The reasoning behind this was fairly simple; after speaking with multiple manufacturers we found that they are producing less reference GPUs and pushing the factory overclocked ones to the market. We are seeing these come out at reduced costs which is making them more common in the market place.

 

We will also begin using 1600MHz as the default memory setting for our stock memory testing. Again, the reasoning behind this is that more and more motherboards are listing this as the stock default speed. We will note any exceptions to this (cases where the motherboard will OC the CPU to reach this speed).

 

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