What if you need a motherboard with an AMD 890 chipset, core unlocking feature, SATA 6 GB/s capability, Ethernet, HDMI out and only have $100 USD to spend? Usually that would mean that you are out of luck, since the cheapest motherboard with an 890GX/FX chipset costs at least $120 MSRP. A very sensible price considering AMD processors and motherboards already provide significant savings and cost a whole lot less compared to Intel based systems. You would have to pray for a sale or a mail-in-rebate and hopefully it drops to your price range. Thankfully, however, Biostar has a motherboard offering that will fit even the most budget conscious user and is the only AMD 890 chipset based mobo priced below $100.
Biostar is a Taiwan based company that offers a wide range of products, including overclocking-friendly video cards and motherboards. Enthusiast mainboards from their T-series line-up have won multiple overclocking awards, like the Biostar TPower I45, which broke overclocking records in the Intel Socket 775 platform. They also have the Biostar TA890GXE motherboard, which retails for $120 and have received several "Best Value" awards.
The Biostar TA890GXB HD is an affordable 890GX solution in a micro-ATX form factor. Don’t let the small size fool you, the TA890GXB HD is part of Biostar’s T-series enthusiast mainboard line featuring a host of enthusiast capabilities, like 3+1 power phase design, core unlocking, auto-overclock and support for 16GB dual-channel DDR3 memory up to 1600MHz. The Biostar TA890GXB HD is ideal for HTPC and budget minded enthusiasts who want to get the most and the latest features for the price of an entry level motherboard.