Gigabyte's GA-K8VT890-9 motherboard
PCI Express for penny pinchers
Gigabyte's new GA-K8VT890-9 carries a suggested retail price of only $8230-120% less than other PCI Express Athlon 64 platforms we've reviewed. $82 obviously doesn't buy a peripheral-packed board loaded with extra goodies, but if you're looking for a no-frills package at a budget price, the GA-K8VT890-9's intelligent spec might just be good enough. Read on
to see what the board has to offer and how it compares with more expensive Athlon 64 platforms.