Product on Review: ASUS M4A89TD PRO
Manufacturer and Sponsor: ASUS
MSRP: Not listed
Street Price: £160
It’s over a month since the AMD X6 debuted, but there have been an abundance of AM3 ready boards to welcome this new chip, with cutting edge features such as USB3 SATA 6G at the ready also. On the AMD platform there are 2 main chipsets to choose from. 890GX and 890FX. The M4A89GTD comes with the 890GX chipset whilst the board we are reviewing today, the M4A89TD PRO comes with 890FX chipset. James reviewed the M4A89GTD PRO in April.
The 890FX is said to allow for better overclocks and also supports multiple GPUs – Quad PCI-e anyone? This chipset supports all AM3 processors which includes Phenom II, Athlon II and of course the new X6 Thuban. With a wealth of features, power and potential the M4A89TD PRO shapes up to be a great mid-high end motherboard and will get you on your way to 6 core computing in next to no time.