This board is a bit of a stripped version, but all-right for a media-center or HTPC, the Radeon HD 4290 supports HDMI 1.3 output and hardware acceleration for BluRay and H.264. The TA890GXE draws very little power when combined with a low TDP processor and the retail price is very low, because of omitting the SidePort memory, no USB 3.0 support and not enough USB 2.0 ports.
SYSMark 2007, Sandra, PC Mark Vantage,3D Mark 2006, 3D Mark Vantage, F.E.A.R., Call of Juarez, Crysis, power consumption.
The reviewer went for Base Clock overclocking with a A Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition they reached a 250MHz BCLK, on an another mobo with the 890GX chipset their result with a BCLK of 285MHz was much higher. The Radeon 4290 IGP was OCed to 975MHz.
ASUS M3A78-T, ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo, ASUS M4A78T-E, ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro, ASUS P5Q-EM, Biostar TF8200 A2+, ECS A780GM-A, Foxconn A690GM2MA, Foxconn A7DA-S, Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H, Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, Intel DG45ID, MSI 790GM-E65.
People that have bought this mobo from newegg had mixed reviews:
On may 15 2010 app. 40% rated it average or lower.