Features of the GA-K8T890-8
- Package and Contents
First off we take a look at the package that Gigabyte supplies as well as what extras you get. VIA, despite its best efforts to push for top performance, has lately fallen to the more value orientated role. With the K8T890 chipset being placed in that segment by Gigabyte, the board is packed accordingly.
In the box you get your board, I/O shield, USB expansion ports, 2 IDE and 1 FDD cable pack, 2 SATA data and 2 SATA power cable pack, Driver CD, user manual and a "Powered by Gigabyte" sticker.
- The Motherboard
Now we take a look at the board itself. In design the size is that of a full ATX layout, simply because of the sheer size of the K8 CPU and cooler as well as the need for 4 DDR DIMM sockets, a standard ATX just won't cut it for this layout.
In the layout department, we have the good and the bad. One of the biggest problems we have noticed with Gigabyte motherboards is the placement of some of the important connectors. Gigabyte has been placing the 4 pin power connector between the Northbridge Heatsink and the I/O plate, which causes the 4 pin power cable to be routed around the CPU heatsink. This can reduce airflow around the CPU which should be avoided at all costs.
The rest of the board's layout is pretty good. 1 PCI-Express x16, 2 PCI-Express x1 and 3 standard PCI slots make up the expansion card slots. Passive cooling is only required for the K8T890 chipsets at stock speeds so that is all is supplied for cooling.
On the subject of power, Gigabyte gives you the option of using either a 20 pin ATX or 24 pin ATX power supply. A small black tab is inserted into the last 4 pin block, this allows you to plug a 20 pin ATX PSU in - if you want to go 24 pin, you simply remove the black cover.
Gigabyte has also colour coded the coded its DDR slots to identify channel 1 (in purple) and Channel 2 (in orange) along with colour coding the pin jumper blocks for the front panel LED/Switch connectors, one of the biggest and annoying hassles is finding the right pin positions when installing into a case.
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- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 2 [Specifications]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 3 [Features - Package and Motherboard]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 4 [Features - The Chipsets]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 5 [Features - Overclocking]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 6 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Series]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 9 [Benchmarks - Doom 3]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 10 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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