Today we have a motherboard that won ECS the best design award at CES and is possibly one of the most feature-rich motherboards based on AMD's 890GX chipset that does not cost a bomb. The basic feature set remains the same as the 890FX ,which we've covered in detail in our Gigabyte review. The only major difference is the added on board graphics that AMD calls the HD4290. While this carries a higher number don't be fooled into thinking it's a lot more powerful than the previous 785G chipset, because its not. In fact, it's exactly the same with just an increase in clock speed. It still supports DX10.1, UVD 2.0 for H.264/VC1/MPEG-2 video decoding, etc.
The ECS A890GXM-A belongs to its Black series line up which means lots of overclocking and heavy duty cooling options. For started, apart from DVI and HDMI, this motherboard also supports DisplayPort for the onboard graphics. It also supports up to 3-way CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFire. Apart from this you get the typical ECS features like eBLU Live BIOS update, eJIFFY, solid state capacitors, M.I.B III for precise overclocking.