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MSI 890GXM-G65 – A Motherboard Designed for the HTPC

MSI have recently released the  890GXM-G65 – a motherboard designed for the HTPC. This AMD 890GX chipset based board features the latest AMD Phenom II processors, support for DirectX 10.1 and UVD multimedia standards, SATA 6Gb/s and USB3.0 interfaces. Supporting OC Genie easy overclocking technology, the 890GXM-G65 can be overclocked to increase performance by up to 15%.

Features:

  • AMD socket AM3 CPU support up to Phenom II
  • 4 x DDR3 memory slots (800/1066/1333/1600/1800/2133(OC))
  • Micro ATX form factor
  • 2 x PCI-Ex16
  • 1 x PCI-E Gen
  • 1 x PCI-Ex1
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
  • 6 Audio ports + Optical SPDIF
  • HDMI & DVI output connectors
  • OC Genie Lite Overclocking Technology
  • Lossless 24bit/192kHz HD Audio
  • 7.1 channel surround sound effect

From the feature list above, it can be seen that this is a powerful multimedia board with plenty of I/O options. For anyone considering building their own HTPC, the 890GXM-G65 would be a worthy choice.

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