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  • Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Review w/ PCI Express
  • Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Review w/ PCI Express



    Throughout the review process the general impression of this board has been very favorable. Soltek has made quite a few improvements with the SL-K890Pro-939 that compliment the new chipset and make the motherboard very enthusiast friendly. Some of these improvements include the well designed power supply and processor package that easily accept a wide variety of cooling solutions. The fan header near the Northbridge is also a welcome addition for those that desire active cooling. From a layout and design standpoint we have no major complaints and ,as always, the matching colors of the connectors and accoutrements are a nice touch for the design oriented casemodder.

    Manuals and BIOS were easy to understand and provided all the information needed to get the system installed and running smooth. Real world performance also showed a distinct increase over the previous Soltek 939 offering that we reviewed. While we love to say that PCI Express played a major factor in this increase we cannot ignore the role our Chaintech 6600GT played. Overclocking this board is not difficult, and performance increase made a significant difference in our real world benchmarks.

    We would also like to mention that Soltek was actually first to market with a VIA K8T890 offering. While this was originally due to a slight delay in the ASUS offering the result was the SL-K890Pro-939 sitting all alone on retail shelves.
    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    The Good Things
    Black Thunder Color scheme w/ Black PCB
    Great Overclocking Experience
    Athlon 939 Processor Support
    PCI Express
    Color Matched Cables
    Gigabit LAN
    Onboard Firewire
    The Bad Things
    Floppy connector way down under everything
    Ninjalane Rating
    I would like to thank Soltek for helping to make this review possible.