The available interface ports are USB 2.0 x8 and IEEE 1394 x1. Gigabit Ethernet (PCI Express connection) as well as 8ch audio outputs are also carried onboard.
Overclocking of CPU / memory / video card (PCI Express x16) can be easily done through the attached utility "Easy Tune 5" utility. The software also allows monitoring and controlling the cooling fan through Windows. In addition, a BIOS image can be backed up to HDD, and can be restored if needed.
Moreover, the representative director president of VIA Japan, Mr. Sakuma, announced the K8T890 Pro version of the chipset. The K8T890 Pro supports the dual graphics card function called "DualGFX." Unlike to the SLI technology of NVIDIA, the DualGFX can be considered as a technology for managing multi-displays, and supports connections of up to four sets of displays at two video cards.