MSI's 890FXA-GD70 motherboard is based on the AMD 890FX and SB850 chipsets. These are the latest and greatest chipsets from AMD, so that means this ATX board is designed to run socket AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II and Sempron 100 Series processors. With MSI’s DrMOS and OC Genie, this motherboard should be overclocking friendly and even have some power saving features!
Overall I am thoroughly impressed with the MSI 890FXA-GD70. Why you may ask. It does exactly what it is supposed to do with out complaining. Sure the performance was slightly behind that of the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, but it isn't the kind of performance difference you will notice on a day to day basis. What you may notice on a day to day basis, is the price difference. At the time of this writing the MSI 890FXA-GD70 is $179.99 after rebate. That puts the MSI 890FXA-GD70 thirty bucks below the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula. That's an extra thirty bucks you can invest into a better graphics card or processor.
Article Title: MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $199.99 after rebate