MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard ReviewThu, Jul 29, 2010 - 11:15 AM
MSI is known for primarily producing video cards and motherboards of the highest quality and the MSI 890FXA-GD70 is no exception. The 890FXA-GD70 comes packed with features such as USB3, SATA 6Gbps, a total of five PCI-Express x16 2.0 slots, a pair of Gigabit ethernet ports and a CMOS clear button on the rear I/O panel among many other things. Read on to see just how much board you can get from MSI for just $179.99 after rebate!
Being that the MSI 890FXA-GD70 is designed with the enthusiast and extremist in mind means that it is designed for high performance and long life under extreme conditions. To accommodate these requirements it is built using the highest standards and Military Class Components. All of the Military Class components meet the temperature requirements of US Department of Defense MIL-PRF-39003L standard. What does this translate to four the end users? It means better stability and less heat! MSI uses Icy Chokes which offer a 20 degree Celsius lower temperature than traditional chokes. All of the traditional capacitors are solid capacitors that feature an Aluminum core. In addition to the solid caps, MSI also uses Hi-c Caps (Highly-conductive polymerized Capacitor). The Hi-c Caps use a Tantalum Core which is a rare and highly stable material. The Hi-C Caps have a life expectancy eight times that of solid capacitors.