Biostar TA890GXB-HD mATX AMD Motherboard E-mail
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Written by Hank Tolman   
Monday, 31 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Biostar TA890GXB-HD mATX AMD Motherboard
AMD-890GX Chipset and SB850
Biostar AMD-890GX Features
Biostar TA890GXB-HD Specifications
Closer Look: Biostar TA890GXB-HD
Biostar TA890GXB-HD Detailed Features
Motherboard Testing Methodology
PCMark Vantage Benchmarks
Everest Benchmark Results
Cinebench Benchmarks
Resident Evil 5 Benchmarks
Passmark Benchmarks
SiSoftware Sandra Benchmarks
AMD-890 Motherboard Final Thoughts
Biostar TA890GXB-HD Conclusion

Biostar TA890GXB-HD Specifications


  • AMD Phenom II X6 Processor
  • AMD Phenom II X4 Processor
  • AMD Phenom II X3 Processor
  • AMD Phenom II X2 Processor
  • AMD Athlon II X4 Processor
  • AMD Athlon II X3 Processor
  • AMD Athlon II X2 Processor
  • AMD Sempron Processor
  • Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 125Watt


  • Support HT3.0 up to 5.2GT/s (Depends on AMD CPU Specification)


  • Support Dual Channel DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 MHz
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
  • Max. Supports up to 16GB Memory


  • 2 x PCI Slots
  • 1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot


  • 6 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
  • Support SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10


  • 4 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header


  • Realtek RTL8111E - 10/100/1000 Controller


  • ATI Radeon HD4290 Graphics , Max. Memory Share Up to 512 MB
  • Support ATI Hybrid Crossfire


  • Realtek ALC892 6-Channel HD Audio


  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 4 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 x HDMI Connector
  • 1 x DVI-D Connector
  • 1 x VGA Port
  • 1 x RJ-45 Port
  • 3 x Audio Connector


  • 1 x Printer Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 6 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
  • 1 x Front Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header
  • 1 x CPU FAN Header
  • 2 x System FAN Header
  • 1 x Serial Header
  • 1 x CIR Header


  • Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4cm X 23.3cm ( W x L )


  • Support Windows XP / Vista / 7


  • 3 x SATA Cable
  • 1 x SATA Power Cable
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x CD Driver
  • 1 x User Manual



# Reviewcaleb 2010-06-01 05:11
Nice review. Would be nice to see a vs against intel platform in same price range.
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# RE: ReviewSam Delaurentis 2010-06-02 15:11
In the pros section you state the mobo has 100% solid state caps. In the images though it is clear that there are only solid state caps around the cpu area, the rest are electolytic.
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# Solid State CapacitorsHank Tolman 2010-06-03 08:05
You are absolutely right. Though many new Biostar boards have adopted 100% solid state capacitors, this board is obviously not one of them. You can clearly see the electrolytic capacitors throughout the board. This is from biostar's features of the board:

"Biostar adopt with low ESR and high ripple conductive solid state caps provide sufficient, stable power supply to the CPU. Also the life-time can be more than 6.25 X of ordinary liquid caps."

But they obviously didn't make ALL their capacitors solid state. I will make the change to the article. Thanks for catching that.
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# Very Bad for Creative USB X-Fi Surround 5.1Rezka TEY 2011-07-07 09:27
I Just buy this motherboard view month ago, it has good performace, but i got a bad experience about my Creative USB X-Fi Surround 5.1

It is going BSOD when i plug the Creative USB X-Fi Surround 5.1 on USB
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# RE: Very Bad for Creative USB X-Fi Surround 5.1Olin Coles 2011-07-07 09:36
That sounds like a driver/software issue. Remove the drivers/software, restart the system, and reinstall.
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