890FXA-GD70

AMD 890FX chipset based

 • Superb Stability: Military Class Components
• OC Genie: Easy Overclocking Technology
• Unlock CPU Core: Unlock hidden CPU core and potential
• DrMOS: Best power efficiency
• Support USB 3.0 AND SATA 6Gb/s
• Lossless 24bit/192kHz HD Audio

  • Note2
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3TB+ Infinity

3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.

Features
- All the latest 3TB hard drivers on the market can be supported
- Make the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system

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Fully support AMD AM3+ mutil-core processors

In addition to upgrading all BIOS on the existing AM3 motherboards supporting AMD AM3+ multi-core processors before shipping to correspond to the upcoming AMD AM3+ processors, MSI has post the BIOS of corresponding motherboards with support for the new AMD AM3+ processors for consumers to upgrade their MSI AM3 motherboards in order to meet their demands for system upgrade and experiencing the powerful performance of the next-generation AMD processors.

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i-Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Automatically Detect & Charge Your Smart Phone or Tablet
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit

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Military Class with Hi-c CAP

The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one motherboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency.


Hi-c CAP
8X Lifespan than solid Capacitor!!
Insisting on the best stability, MSI utilizes Hi-c CAPs on Military Class series.  Made of the rare element Tantalum, often used on space shuttles and satellites, which sustains very high temperatures and shows an amazingly high electrical conductivity.


Icy Choke
Unbelievable Stability & Lower temperature!!
Compared to the traditional ferrite choke, the Icy Choke provides higher power efficiency and a more stable power supply, which also fulfills power users need for idealized environment with turbo speed and low operating temperatures.



Solid CAP
10 years long lifespan
For providing the highest quality products, we built-in Solid CAP in the entire Military Class series. This not only makes bursting capacitors a non-issue but also ensures a dramatically extended lifetime and ultra-low ESR.

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Winki 2.0

Winki 2.0 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast  booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 2.0 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It’s the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.

Features
- Power On and Run Applications in a Few Seconds
- Access Internet without Any OS
- Multi-language Interface Support

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Auto OC Genie

In the past, users needed to adjust settings for CPU and Memory in BIOS menu to overclock.  The relation between these ratios and clocks speeds are extremely complicated, taking up to 30 minutes to find the right settings for an optimized PC.  Auto OC Genie simplifies it all into one button press. Where high-end CPUs are usually priced around 1000 USD, Auto OC Genie allows you to take a 200 USD CPU (1/5 the price) to reach the same performance. Your C/P ratio rises up 500% immediately for the ultimate value.
   
Features
- The world’s first Auto Overclocking Processor
- Upgrade full system performance in 1 sec
- Auto detect overclocking settings of CPU and Memory
- Compatible with Intel/AMD platform

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SATA 6Gb/s

SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It’s also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC’s performance.

Features
- 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gb/s
- Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs

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USB 3.0

Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute. MSI also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- World’s first to provide Front Panel USB 3.0 Port
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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Flat-HeatPipe

MSI’s unique Flat-HeatPipe is an advanced thermal design that provides an excellent air convection – average temperatures will be lower than “52℃” during load. Extreme users that want to set up a new thermal design can avoid possible mechanical issues with this unique cooling solution.

Features
- Best Radiating Solution
- Excellent Air Convection
- Average Temperature Lower Than 52°C During Full Load

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Unlock CPU Core

MSI’s Unlock CPU Core technology, exclusive from MSI, can unlock the hidden cores in the CPU by making a few selections from the BIOS. By unlocking a Phenom II X2 CPU into a Phenom II X4 CPU, users can boost the CPU performance over 104%. In Addition, MSI discovers the ability to unlock Phenom II X4 960T to a 6 core CPU through the same BIOS setting. At same time, MSI was the first who could unlock a 4-core AMD CPU to a 6-core because MSI does not use any "unlock" chip on our motherboards. MSI engineers developed a BIOS technology to unlock cores which can be easy upgraded via new BIOS. Because of this flexible BIOS core unlock feature, MSI can today announce that it made BIOS unlocking easy and accessible for the audience who doesn’t know their way around the BIOS. This new MSI software tool allows users to unlock CPU cores from Windows with just a few simple clicks, no need to enter the BIOS.


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USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features
- All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
- USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

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Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio

Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.




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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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OC Dial

MSI motherboards come equipped with an OC Dial design that allows for easy performance adjustment and offers even greater adjustment flexibility and ease than its predecessor, the OC Switch. Users can use the knob to determine how much or how little they would like to overclock their machine. MSI motherboards make finding and reaching the pinnacle of performance easy for customers.  No deep technical experienced needed -- with just a few simple steps anyone can find their processors’ performance stratosphere. If you are looking for easy overclocking, your choice is MSI.

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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

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HI-c CAP on PWM

Server grade Hi-c CAP, which has a core that features the rare element Tantalum, offers high temperature durability and stability. Often used in harsh, high temperature environments or high precision operations, it offers a lifecycle more than 8 times longer than solid state capacitors and provides both ultra high stability and performance. Hi-c CAP is comprised by rear Tantalum which is an extremely expensive but steady metal. Under 65℃ operating environment, Hi-c CAP can last over 200 years life long which overtakes all the solid capacitors and is the best capacitor in the industry. Furthermore, Tantalum's high stability greatly reduces electricity less package and provides high quality power supply.

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All Solid Capacitors

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.

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DrMOS

In order to provide customers stable and high quality products, starting from P45 series motherboards, MSI is leading the industry to introduce the world's most advanced power supply component, DrMOS (Driver-MOSFET), which integrates Driver IC, Top MOSFET and Bottom MOSFET into one chip. Except for its outstanding performance in power saving, DrMOS possesses switch frequency which is 400% faster than traditional MOSFET and has great improvement in stabilizing power supply and voltage control. Even under heavy loading and overclocking conditions, DrMOS can still provide the most stable and efficient power supply and quality.

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ATI CrossFireX

ATI CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. ATI CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an ATI CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Best Buy Award
2011-01
Russia
7568
Performance Award
2011-01
Poland
7587
Quality Award
2011-01
Poland
7588
Recommended
2010-11
Portugal
7369
Kick Ass Award
2010-10
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7050
Power Award
2010-09
Portugal
7115
Gold Award
2010-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7090
5 Stars Award
2010-09
Rwanda
7091
Top Honors Award
2010-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7075
Editor's Choice Award
2010-08
Chile
7003
Editor's Choice Award
2010-08
Turkey
7052
Hot Award
2010-08
Australia
7053
Editor's Choice Award
2010-07
Slovenia
7308
Recommended
2010-07
Portugal
6938
Editor's Choice Award
2010-07
Jamaica
6882
9 out of 10
2010-07
Jamaica
6883
Silver Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6911
Ultimate Innovation Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6981
Silver Award
2010-07
France
7860
Safe Buy Award (Score: 93%)
2010-07
Denmark
7370
5 out of 5 Stars Award
2010-07
Jamaica
6960
5 out of 5 Stars Award
2010-07
Jamaica
6961
Recommended Award
2010-07
Netherlands Antilles
6868
Editor's Choice Silver Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6945
2010 Gold Hardware Award
2010-06
Germany
7309
Gold Award
2010-06
Germany
7310
Top Award
2010-06
Argentina
6857
Approved Award
2010-06
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6858
Editor's Pick Award
2010-06
Greece
6822
Recommend Award
2010-06
Croatia
6823
Price/Quality Leader Award
2010-06
United Arab Emirates
6884
Golden  Bear Award
2010-06
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6912
Hot Award
2010-06
Australia
6804
Recommended Award
2010-06
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7054
Golden Wheel Award
2010-05
Germany
7312
Great Hardware Award
2010-05
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6793
THE CHOICE OF GAMERS award
2010-05
United Arab Emirates
6802
Good Performance Award
2010-04
Trinidad and Tobago
7029
Best Value Award
2010-04
Slovak Republic
6859
9 out of 10
2010-04
Slovak Republic
6860
Recommended Product
2010-04
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6794
  • CPU (Max Support)
    Phenom II
  • AM3 CPU Ready
    Y
  • FSB / Hyper Transport Bus
    up to 5200MT/s
  • Chipset
    AMD® RD890+SB850
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    5
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen2 (2x16, 2x8, 1x4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    1
  • PCI
    1
  • IDE
    1
  • SATAIII
    6
  • SATAII
    1
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*2
  • TPM
    1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Coaxial SPDIF/Optical SPDIF
  • eSATA
    1
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • DrMOS
    Y
  • APS
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y
  • Green Power Genie
    Y

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

 


CPU

 

• 64bit AMD® Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s

Chipset

• AMD® 890FX and SB850 Chipset 

 


Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max
 


Slots

• 5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
- PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E3 is empty) 
- PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E6 is empty)
- If you want to install two graphics cards, please use PCI_E1 & PCI_E5 slots
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
- If you want to install four expansion cards into PCI_E1, E3, E5 & E6 slots, these four PCIE x 16 lanes  will auto arrange from x16/ x0/ x16/ x0 to x8/ x8/ x8/ x8
- PCI_E4 supports up to PCIE x4 speed
• 1 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
• 1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.
 

 


On-Board IDE

• One IDE port by JMicron® JMB363
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to two IDE devices

On-Board SATA

• 6 SATA III (1~6) ports by AMD® SB850
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6Gb/s
• 1 SATA II (SATA7) port by JMicron® JMB363
• 1 eSATA II / USB Combo port by JMicron® JMB363

RAID Function

- SATA III 1~6 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 mode by AMD® SB850

 

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 ports by NEC® uPD720200F1


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC889
- True Blu-ray Audio Support
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
 

 


LAN

 

• Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111DL
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a

 


IEEE1394 / FireWire

VIA® VT6315N chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (pinheader x2)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.

 


Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
- 1 x ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x Front panel connector
- 1 x Chassis intrusion switch connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 6 x Serial ATA III connectors
- 1 x Serial ATA II connector
- 2 x IEEE1394 connectors
- 1 x ATA133 HD connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x OC Dial button
- 1 x OC Dial knob
- 1 x Green Power button
- 1 x Debug LED button
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 
- 1 x SPDIF-out  connector
- 1 x TPM module connector

 

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
- 1 x Claer CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF-out
- 1 x Optical SPDIF-out
- 5 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
- 1 x eSATA / USB 2.0 Combo port 
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack 

 

 

 


Dimension

• 24.5cm(L) x 30.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.

 
 

Product Accessories

 
MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

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