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K890 Pro hits Japan

They always get it first
Fri Dec 24 2004, 15:07
ONCE AGAIN, Japan got the marchitecture first. Just after we reported that you cannot buy or get any K8T890 samples, Asus managed to bring a K8T890 board out. It's available for ¥17,800-¥18,795. Gigabyte is always loyally following but its version will come later.

Asus calls its board A8V-E Deluxe - so no surprises there. The board is packed with one PCI Express x16, one PCI Express x1×2 threes PCI, and four memory slots. Asus provides two LAN cards one of them Marvell, one Gb LAN/WLAN. The board supports Firewire and Serial ATA RAID. It's packed with features and it should be for $170+.

Asus is also making a K8T890 PRO board and it should come later. It's interesting to note that the K8T890 Pro supports two graphic slots and might bring SLI to you. We don't know how possiblu can VIA validate it but I guess there is a way.

The Gigabyte board named GA-K8VT890-9 and comes in January 2005. You can check it out here. µ

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