The latest highest-end IGP-less AM3 motherboard was officially released by Biostar Microtech. Their latest T-Series AMD motherboard call TA890FXE model has coming with AMD’s fresh 890FX / SB850 chip combo. Biostar TA890FXE AM3 Motherboard also featuring 6 phase PWM controller, can support Athlon II and Phenom II processors with TDP of 140W.
Biostar TA890FXE AMD motherboard has a special ‘BIO-unlocKING technology’ available for OC-fans to unlocking processor cores for faster boost. As for the core specs, it has four DDR3-1800 memory slots, four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots support CrossFireX installation, five SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, HyperTransport 3.0 and debug LED. Looking at the rear panel you will see one eSATA port, one Gigabit ethernet, Firewire connector and 7.1 channel audio.
The only downside of this board design is the position of IDE header that is difficult to reach if the PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots were filled with large GPU cards.
As for the BIO-unlocKING technology, it can make easy work of unlocking a 2 core processor into 4 cores, and its latest effort can turn a 4 core into a 6 core (The shipped BIOS automatically detects the amount of hidden cores during installation)!
Pricing details remain undisclosed for now.