Soltek SL-K890PRO Motherboard Reviewed
Subject: Motherboards | March 14, 2005 - 07:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
Geoff of The Tech Report has a review up on the new VIA K8T890-based Soltek motherboard. This board is the first retail K8T890 board I have ever seen, and the gang at TR concurr. What do they have to say about the board?
Unfortunately, the SL-K890PRO-939 doesn't have the luxury of living in a vacuum. Its world is populated with nForce4 motherboards that serve up faster chipset-level Gigabit Ethernet and more robust RAID capabilities than VIA's dated VT8237 chipset provides. This lack of feature parity with the nForce4 family, particularly the Ultra, is really the crux of the SL-K890PRO-939's problems. Were the SL-K890PRO-939 cheaper than its nForce4 Ultra-based competition, the missing features would be easier to swallow. However, the board's $122 street price puts it right between low- and high-end nForce4 Ultras. That's a tough sell at best.